Opinion

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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This spring, my grandson and I decided to grow our own pumpkins. He is of that age when making jack o’lanterns at Halloween is a big deal. We planted four seeds, but only two germinated. Off to a slow start, the Secretary of Agriculture at our house went to a greenhouse and bought a pumpkin [...]

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To the editor:  Since the Supreme Court ruling on companies having to provide contraception for employees, the baby killing crowd is up in the air saying they are taking away women’s freedom and rights. Not so. We are trying to hold on to rights and freedom. We do not need our government to tell us [...]

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To the editor:  I recently heard a news report indicating that 150 Mexican custom and border officers were being temporarily transferred from other areas to the southern border. The report never made clear where they would be handcuffed and blindfolded, so I couldn’t tell you if it will be before or after they arrive 200 [...]

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To the editor:  Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs. Instead of electing another unproven candidate and hoping for the best, we need a leader with the experience, ability and a desire to work with others to solve problems. I agree with former Gov. Al Quie, former Sen. Dave Durenberger and the StarTribune. The [...]

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To the editor:  About March 22, an e-mail was sent to the Todd County Second District commissioner, who is also the chairman of the board. The following concerns were addressed: Todd County has approximately a $1.2 million deficit plus budget shortfalls from previous years according to accountant Doug Host. What is being done to address [...]

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To the editor:  The George W. Bush plan for democracy in Iraq seems to be on schedule and having as much success as most all of his decisions. Since another Bush may aspire to the office in the next presidential election, I’m going to editorialize about the last Bush to hold the office. An insight [...]

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