When I started working for Anoka-Hennepin School District seven years ago, I was immediately impressed by the communication taking place between our schools and families. It was clear to me our parents were engaged in their children’s education and appreciated information provided by their teachers and schools.

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Set to make a decision at its July 16 meeting about whether a dog should be deemed dangerous, the East Bethel City Council took no action after learning the owner had surrendered the animal to a rescue shelter.

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An old Wall Street adage holds that a stock is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. However, even more appropriate is an adapation of that adage by Investment Advisor Richard Ney (1916-2004.) He used to say “a stock is worth what the NYSE floor specialist is willing to pay for it.” In any case, both have more merit than all of the blue sky that so-called “investment experts” tell us what a stock or the stock market is worth.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Field of Dreams, the highly-acclaimed baseball movie based on the W.P. Kinsella novel “Shoeless Joe” about an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball field where the ghosts of baseball players in the early 20th century come out of the cornfields to play ball.

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Basil Hackleman looked up the step ladder into the depths of an old bomber plane similar to one he flew on 11 missions during World War II and recalled how as a 22-year-old man he would jump up and grab the edge of the door to swing himself inside the plane.

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