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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A recent Ramsey City Council decision results in fewer properties being in a tax increment finance district, which means more immediate property tax revenue for the city once it sells these parcels.

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We know of Bambi, the cute deer in the woods. But when Bambi and her descendants attack our gardens, they are not quite so cute. We would prefer that they eat elsewhere. We can plant deer-resistant plants. Many plants on such lists are eaten when deer are hungry enough. One year, deer ate the leaves of my rhubarb plants. They usually will not eat daffodils, ferns, grasses, sedges or very low plants, such as creeping sedums, creeping phlox or periwinkle.

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