Your intriguing suggestions

This column appeared during January, 2020 m a number of suburban and rural Minnesota newspapers, including the Morrison County Record.

The column begins as follows:

 

Your intriguing suggestions: 

 

Thanks to readers who shared a great holiday gift – their advice, reactions and recommendations for this column. I’m open to more thoughts, and I wanted to share some of what I’ve heard so far.

 

First, a desire for more specific suggestions. For example, Sieglinde Gassman — a grandmother, former Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in her 50s, school volunteer living in Apple Valley — urged that a future column “suggest how schools/school districts/legislators can best solicit the opinions of families and students.”