To the letter writer with the horrible MNSure experience ("Disillusioned with MNsure and incumbent state representative," Oct. 15, 2014), I sympathize with your frustration and I do hope you get it cleared up soon.
All-Day Kindergarten ("ADK") is a mistake perpetrated on Minnesotans by Gov. Dayton and DFL legislators, including Barb Yarusso. This $134,000,000 program compels all MN school districts to offer ADK whether locally desired or not. Supporters contend it will prepare children for academic rigor in their next 12 years, but research on ADK acceleration of student achievement is inconclusive.
In a few weeks, all of us will have the opportunity to cast votes on some very important offices. The obvious ones are for Minnesota Governor and the U.S. Senate. While these votes are very important, we as residents of Shoreview should not overlook another important race. The race for Shoreview City Council.
Rep. Jason Isaacson of Legislative District 42B listens to the needs of our region and responds. We are very impressed with Jason's understanding of the issues Minnesota families face, and his can-do attitude to devise and implement well-reasoned solutions.
I grew up in St. Anthony and graduated from St. Anthony Village High School. My parents moved here in 1977 when I was 2 for the same reason my wife and I did: the schools. It's an amazing testament to this community and St. Anthony-New Brighton School District that 37 years later, people still live here and fight to move into the school district for the exact same reason.
It has been a pleasure to work with our current City Council. We share a respect for each other and for opinions that might differ from our own. We all work together to develop consensus on critical issues and to compromise when necessary.
I attend the same church as Cory Springhorn and his family.Cory is kind, sincere,hard working,caring and fair minded.I have listened to his video on why he wants to serve on the Shoreview City Council and I believe he would be an excellent choice.