Friday, January 27, 2023

Opinions

To the Editor:   I’d like to express my support for Carla Nelson as our next State Senator. I was fortunate to serve with Carla in the House of Representatives when we were both elected in November 2002. I spent many hours working with Carla, and personally observed how hard she worked for all her...
To the Editor: As a longtime member of the Kasson Mantorville community I would like to acknowledge the success and status of our school district.  With the upcoming election, I urge all to understand the school board vacancies.   There is one position that will be a shortened two year term, the...
To the Editor: I am a family child care provider in Rochester for 24 years and gratefulfor Senator Carla Nelson’s work on behalf of my profession. I have workedclosely with Carla on legislation improving child care regulations for manyyears. Providers can count on Carla as an ally who understands...
To the Editor: Schools have faced unprecedented decisions over the last several years. According to the MN North Star accountability system, in 2022 just 42% of students tested were proficient in math and 49% in reading.  This is a drop of 12 and 10 points respectively since 2019, a direct result...
Letter to the Editor: Dear residents of Kasson and Mantorville,As a senior citizen in the school district, I want to express my desire for acontinued focus on academics at K-M, while still managing the budget with thecommunity in mind. I am on a fixed income and with the inflation we areseeing as a...
To the Editor: Choose the attorney general with experienceImagine that you were a victim of a crime, and you were shopping for aprosecuting attorney. Would you choose an attorney with zero courtroomexperience? Or an attorney with a proven track record?That’s the choice you face when voting for...
To the Editor: As election day draws near most of us have been focused on many of the higher ticket races but one race in particular stands out to me. That is the K-M School board race. Having three children who are the fourth generation of our family to attend K-M we know the value of an education...
To the Editor: The pandemic that we have dealt with for the past couple of years has been exhausting for all of us. It has brought great division among friends and families, and we are praying that we can move on as a nation, as a state, and as a community because the truth is we are a lot more...
To the Editor:   I personally do not know any of the school board candidates well but assume them to be honorable. “The word on the street” is that some may be single issue candidates trying to correct some past real or perceived wrongs. I opt to vote for foreword looking folks who act on what is...
To the Editor: As parents who live in the Kasson-Mantorville School District, we should have a say in the curriculum that is being taught to our children. I believe it is every parent’s right to know and they should be allowed to ask questions about what is being taught at K-M. That alone makes...

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