Opinion
by Judge Steve Halsey An article in the Dec. 18, 2014, issue of the Wall Street Journal describes the growing trend of invitees failing to RSVP to invitations to formal events such as banquets, parties and weddings. At one event 96 invitees who failed to RSVP showed up at an event and most sat in [....Read More
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Things were going so well with our now 6-month-old corgi, Russell, over the past couple of weeks, but we’ve hit a snag recently. In the measurement of “dog years,” which I’ve heard equates about seven years of human life to one year of a dog’s life, Russell is now slightly more than 3 year...Read More
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To the editor I just read that North Branch Mayor Elect Kirsten Kennedy’s campaign has filed a campaign violation against Charles Duncan, from Forest Lake, for violating Minnesota Statute 211B.04. The statute requires that on all political literature the person or committee paying for the literatu...Read More
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Families, high school students and educators would be wise to spend five to 10 minutes reading Bill Blazar’s recent comments about jobs in Minnesota. Blazar is interim president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. In December, he described the large and growing number of technical jobs available...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of ‘Hero’ the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school childr...Read More
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by Judge Greg Galler People sometimes get frustrated with our criminal court system when a person charged with a horrific crime enters a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. There seems to be a common belief that this is a legal loophole that routinely allows guilty people to escape responsibil...Read More
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