Opinion
My wife says, “I hear something squeaking.” We look outside, and our dog, Russell, is wildly pouncing on the compacted snow, tossing something up in the air over and over. She yells at me, “I think he has a mouse!” We’d let him outside at about 9 p.m. Monday night so he could relieve himse...Read More
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To the editor I am writing today to commend Congressman Rick Nolan for crossing the aisle to support the Keystone pipeline bill and the 44,000 good paying American jobs it will generate – plus billions of dollars in additional tax revenue communities will use to help build schools, roads, bridges,...Read More
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by Judge Stephen Halsey Frequently, we see surveys in the news about the various professions and occupations and how the public views them.  A 2010 Gallup poll rated nurses, military officers, and pharmacists 71-81 percent high or very high for honesty and ethics, while members of Congress, busine...Read More
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It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won in outstate districts. Most pund...Read More
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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She [...]...Read More
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My favorite plants of interest are raspberries and blueberries, followed by houseplants. However, my track record with keeping houseplants is lousy. We have an old farmhouse surrounded by trees, so the adequate sunlight is limited and it’s really hard to keep the house as warm as most houseplants ...Read More
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