Opinion
Each spring, a group of editors from our parent company, ECM Publishers, spends a day at the state capitol in St. Paul, meeting with the governor, legislative leaders and other state officials. We come prepared with our questions, and we learn a lot. This year’s agenda included a discussion of pre...Read More
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To the editor:  I read there is a $1.87 billion surplus in the state, and they don’t know how to spend it. Fix our roads and bridges and forget about raising gas taxes and paying tuition for colleges. Students that work their way through college will study and appreciate their education. Why shou...Read More
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If ever there were a winter that revealed the shortcomings of the West Winter Misery Index (WWMI), it was the one just past. The WWMI is all about  creature comfort, or the lack thereof on the frozen tundra otherwise known as winter in Minnesota. The WWMI was invented because everybody talks about ...Read More
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To the editor:  “Vietnam claimed classmates for the dreaded draft, making guys enter a senseless war in a remote land. A few guys fled to Canada in protest of the war and the draft. Drugs entered our world with war veterans. Dysfunction entered our lives.” This is a quote from an article publis...Read More
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Several weeks ago, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he wanted a 50-foot buffer zone on every shoreline in Minnesota. It was almost a textbook example for budding politicians on how to take a good intention to address a critical issue—and present it all wrong. Instead of doing his homework and makin...Read More
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Three weeks ago, it was reported that a woman who had been working in Utah for two months, returned to her home in Princeton. Upon arriving, she discovered that her two sons, ages 2 and 3, whom she had left in the care of her husband, were suffering from starvation and neglect. The children were [.....Read More
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Being a basketball fan, I’ve been in hog heaven the last month. Last week, I developed a callus on my thumb flipping between the girls’ state tournament, four NCAA men’s games, the Gopher women’s NCAA game and the showdown between the two worst teams in the NBA, the Wolves and the Knicks. I ...Read More
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To the editor: Seventeen below and wind chills to forty below. Absolutely perfect for the annual tuning up of a partially Norwegian mind. Took it out for about two hours last month. Really got it revved up and almost hitting on one cylinder. Talk about a major achievement. As I stood out in the cold...Read More
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