Opinion

Although the fact that the Minnesota Vikings star running back, Adrian Peterson, was indicted by a Texas grand jury for beating a 4-year-old bloody has stirred up a great controversy, the easy way out is to miss the point. The easy way is to say the NFL and the Vikings are amoral and care only [...]

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News that the Minneapolis Schools will allow students to graduate with one less gym glass brought mixed emotions. It seems odd that in the face of rising childhood obesity rates that physical fitness would take the hit. On the other hand, my memories of my own gym classes are so painful, I wouldn’t wish them [...]

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To the editor:  A report shows that Todd County employees are underpaid, compared to other counties. The two year study, known as the Springsted study, says the annual additional cost to bring wages in line would be $296,945.54. Ann Antonsen, vice president of Springsted, is quoted as saying this leads to department heads expressing concerns [...]

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A few months ago, a woman who lived on the 26th floor of a Seattle apartment building looked out her window. Staring back at her was a drone aircraft with a camera attached. Not surprisingly, she called the police. It turned out that the drone was owned by an aviation company that had been hired [...]

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So the Minnesota Republican Party issues a press release announcing how offended it is that Sen. Al Franken recently held two road cones as if they were female breasts. Really. Is that the biggest issue they can come up with? Does anybody realize that the race between Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden is not [...]

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To the editor:  Spike Lee says he hopes things blow up in Ferguson (inciting a riot). The partner in crime with Brown told CNBC the cop shot him in the back many times (no evidence of that — shots were to front of body). The Governor of Missouri said they will prosecute this officer with [...]

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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our lives. [...]

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Seventh District Judge Steven Cahill survived a primary election challenge by three attorneys. No surprise there. The three challengers split a majority of the votes. Kenneth Kohler got the nod to run against Cahill in November. It wasn’t surprising because in Minnesota election of judges is designed to all but guarantee the re-election of incumbents. [...]

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