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Are you a birder and are wishing that you had the time or the money or both to go to Costa Rica or South America and see a burnished buff or rufous crowned tanager or the very colorful paradise tanager? Well you can save the money and the time and just go to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and th...Read More
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While watching the news last week my thoughts went back in history. They were discussing when we send our troops to where they are needed and how we fly them there in less than 24 hours. Compare that to the three to four weeks it took to travel in both World War I and World War II....Read More
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Familiar, sad and urgent. Those three words describe my reaction as a former high school history teacher to recent events around the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. From the Mall of America, to threats by the Bloomington city attorney, to deaths of African Americans and New York City police, ther...Read More
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On a national and local level, great conversations are happening on how educational institutions should be preparing students for post secondary success. Recently, the Minnesota Board of Education approved the statutory requirement of World’s Best Workforce. The statute requires school districts t...Read More
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An article in the Dec. 18, 2014, issue of the Wall Street Journal describes the growing trend of invitees failing to RSVP to invitations to formal events such as banquets, parties and weddings. At one event 96 invitees who failed to RSVP showed up at an event and most sat in the hallway and some wer...Read More
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The Anoka County Historical Society held the annual presentation of a Christmas tree ornament in early December. Since the 1990s, the Historical Society has worked with the cities and townships in the county to have a unique ornament given from that community to hang on the tree in the Anoka County ...Read More
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Years ago the famous economist John Kenneth Galbraith, said to me that “The only thing new in the stock market is unlearned history.” In response I said that, “Additionally, all sins are forgiven in a bull market and no sins are forgiven in a bear market.” All of this talk came out of the di...Read More
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