I find the current debate over whether to fund an expensive stadium ($4.5 million) in ISD 197 instead of improving declining proficiency scores to be wrong headed at best and a glaring lapse in judgement at worst.
As a longtime resident of Mendota Heights and St Peter's Parish, I recently became aware that Neil Garlock is running for mayor of Mendota Heights. It is reassuring to know that someone of Neil's talents, solid judgment and commitment to service in our community is willing to serve Mendota Heights as its mayor.
As a volunteer in the schools and Levy for Learning Vote Yes Team, I am biased about the need to pass this levy. As the parent of a third-grader and a fifth-grader who are receiving an outstanding education, I am biased. As a 17-year resident who believes in our community, I am certainly biased.
We've heard a lot of stories lately about individuals and businesses trying to save a dollar by doing business overseas instead of at home to grow our own economy. It's a system that seems to favor those who care about the bottom line more than they do about their neighbor.
The community of South St. Paul has found itself in the unusual position of having four vacancies on its school board and only three candidates for those positions. Fortunately, Chris Walker has stepped forward to serve and is mounting a write-in campaign to address the shortage of candidates