Opinion
In 1962, Clarence Earl Gideon, a 51-year-old drifter with an 8th grade education, sat in a Florida prison cell serving five years for a pool hall burglary in which five dollars, a few beers, and soda pop were taken. States were not required to provide lawyers to defendants in most criminal cases at ...Read More
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When 11-year-old Mandi Simon, of Eagan, says “give,” amazing things happen for children in need. Mandi, who was adopted by Dina and Rich Simon at eight days old, is grateful for her “awesome parents.” Realizing how lucky she is, she wants to make the world a better place. Determined to help ...Read More
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As I’m sitting in my living room writing this column, my dog is separated from me by a metal pen I angled across my kitchen and secured with some 20-pound iron hand weights. I’m watching him to make sure he doesn’t rip out sutures he has on a very sensitive part of his body. I’m [...]...Read More
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Did you vote in the last general election? If your answer is yes, congratulations. If it is no, your new Secretary of State Steve Simon has some ideas to make voting easier for you. It’s true that Minnesota usually is among the top voter-turnout states for the general elections, but the turnout fo...Read More
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