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Abraham Lincoln is alive and well. It seems this is true, seeing the many books, periodicals, television specials and movie productions that are before us. In my new assignment as political editor for ECM Publishers, I just might try to gain an interview with America’s 16th president. I haven’t ...Read More
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Now that the election is over, look for some winners to have some pet projects. One place to watch is the city of Coon Rapids where the council is considering how many domestic animals a household can have. Right now, the limit is one dog and one cat. If a resident wants to keep more [...]...Read More
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Let me start this column by noting I do not believe the world will end Dec. 21. I will now brace for the inevitable e-mails that will be sent to me from the doomsday believers. Goodness knows I’ve already started receiving the out-of-state press releases from groups claiming the Mayans have the da...Read More
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No matter what your position on the wars, we honor the warriors this National Veterans Awareness Week. Gone are the days, thank goodness, when warriors who returned from the Vietnam War were greeted shamefully. Now, communities across the state are organizing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon units, designed...Read More
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Rest in peace, raccoon, possum and skunk. My wife had never hit any living thing with her vehicle until we moved to east central Minnesota about two months ago. Since then, she’s sent a pair of critters to that big forest in the sky and ensured a third was thoroughly dead. The road kill rampage [....Read More
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Over the last three weeks, I’ve seen, first hand, one of the nation’s biggest challenges. Our organization had a position to fill.  Sixty people applied, many of whom probably could do the job well.    Here are several conclusions from reviewing their applications, and interviewing 12 people....Read More
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It’s coming up on winter in Minnesota and school closings and delays, though something we try to avoid, are a fact of life sometimes. On those occasions when a closing or delay may be an eventuality, our transportation department is watching and testing conditions closely overnight so any necessar...Read More
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