Opinion

To the Editor: Recently, readers have written to the Sun Focus to suggest that libraries are now an outdated and unnecessary service in our society. With all due respect to these opinions, the attendance and development numbers of nearby library systems paint an opposite picture. Hennepin County libraries received 5.2 million individual visits to their [...]

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To the Editor: I want to thank Representative Connie Bernardy for all she has done for our children. After years of devastating cuts, Representative Bernardy and her DFL colleagues are investing in our kids’ classrooms again. She led the charge to pay back all the money Republicans had “borrowed” from our schools to fill their [...]

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By Jess Paulson – Guest Columnist Earthworms have been widely distributed throughout Minnesota for many years. They are good fishing bait, food for forest animals, and can aerate garden soil. However, earthworms have been found to be harmful to the growth of native hardwood forests in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has listed all [...]

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To the Editor: Having been a resident of Columbia Heights for 46 years I have observed how its citizens have supported endeavors to make the community an attractive place to live. From the multiple neighborhood parks to award-winning schools, affordable housing that continues to attract young families, and now an opportunity to bring our city [...]

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To the Editor: Too often how much you make depends on your gender. In 2014, Connie Bernardy and other DFL lawmakers took action. They stood up for working women and all workers by passing the Women’s Economic Security Act. Minnesota expanded the Minnesota Parental Leave Act from 6 to 12 weeks, allows use of leave [...]

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