Derrick Knutson

When this column goes on the Internet, I think I’ll tag it “weed,” “reefer,” “dope,” “ganja” and just about any other name I can think of for marijuana. Maybe I’ll also tag it “same-sex marriage,” “politics,” “Affordable Health Care Act” and “Roe v. Wade” just to see who might comment on it. Those tags should [...]

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We all know at least one of them — those people who post cat photos all over their Facebook accounts and any other social media sites they frequent. They’d probably even put photos of their cats in newspapers, if they could. I swore I’d never be that type of person, but alas, here is a [...]

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I was in Mr. Anderson’s 10th grade history class when the first plane crashed into the north tower. On the classroom television, we watched the events unfold the rest of the morning, confused about what exactly was happening. Some newscasters said a helicopter had hit the World Trade Center; others said it was a plane. [...]

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As we sat on the top deck of the paddleboat, watching the waves from the St. Croix River lazily lap at its hull, I thought about just how different this day — our one-year anniversary — was than just one year ago. A year ago myself, Jill —my wife — and our friends and family [...]

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Editor’s note: All names and online aliases in the following column are fictitious as part of an illustration.  FoxyRoxy1947 is quite the online commenter. She — well, maybe “he,” who knows nowadays with the anonymity of the Internet — comments on city council, school board, county government, state government and national government news. She — [...]

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There are certain aspects about Minnesota that make it a wonderful state in which to live: The changing seasons can be quite beautiful, it’s usually a great state for six-plus months of the year for those who love winter and there’s usually at least a day or two per year where the temperature is 75 [...]

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