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12
Mar

Monthly highlight from School District 622 - March 2018


submitted photo • Several schools in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District celebrated National African American Parent Involvement Day over the week of Feb. 12. Events included educational games, classroom visits, presentations and a group dinner.

Research shows that students achieve greater academic success when parents feel connected with their child’s school.

Sun
11
Mar

A day when I was in the grip of terror


Mary Lee Hagert

When I first heard the news of a mass shooting at a school on Feb. 14, I felt a familiar sense of unease. “Please,” I thought, “don’t let it be at the universities where my sons are students.”

Sun
11
Mar

Reel Spirituality: "Black Panther" – Wakanda Forever!

In case you haven’t heard, “Black Panther” is the latest big budget Marvel movie to shatter box office records and garner critical acclaim.

Wed
28
Feb

From the Bench: DWI Ignition Interlock System


Greg Galler, District Court Judge

Technology can sometimes be both a curse and a blessing. One piece of technology that seems to be delivering good results is the ignition interlock.

Tue
27
Feb

MN Dept. of Health: New survey shows Minnesota youth tobacco use rising for the first time in 17 years

Minnesota Department of Health


Youth e-cigarette use up 50 percent since 2014.

Mon
26
Feb

In Your Court: “Why is that criminal out on bail?”


Judge Steve Halsey

You are watching the evening news on TV, or more likely getting the news on Twitter or a news feed, and you see that someone charged with a serious crime has been released by the judge on bail. It may make you feel unsafe. It may make you angry.

Tue
20
Feb

Minnesotans call for new legislation to promote smart salting


Angie Hong - Washington Conservation District

Tue
20
Feb

Senator John Marty: Protecting your financial identity shouldn’t cost you when others are at fault


Senator John Marty District 66

The Equifax data breach last summer exposed the Social Security numbers of almost half of all Americans.

Mon
19
Feb

Dakota County’s legislative priorities are SMART, efficient


Kathleen A. Gaylord Dakota County Board of Commissioners chair

As chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners this year, I would like to highlight some of the county’s priorities for the 2018 Minnesota legislative session.

Mon
19
Feb

The Winter Olympics: Always a wild ride, from the comfort of inside


Mary Lee Hagert

This week I heard a TV announcer comment that the Summer Olympics are far more popular than their winter counterpart.  

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