Opinion

When I was a child, my grandparents lived in a big, old house in St. Paul, near the University of Minnesota farm campus. We visited them many times for holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. To make extra money, my grandparents took in roomers, mostly students at the university. The students went home for the holidays. Curious grandchildren […]

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To the editor:  It was brought to my attention that I, as an election judge, was unable to explain that not voting at all is a no vote. Election judges are supposed to uphold the law and inform voters who may be confused. The referendum to the state Constitution was voted on last election cycle […]

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The 7th Judicial District, which includes Stearns and Todd counties, had  two unusual elections this fall. They were unusual because they were contested, meaning that an incumbent judge had a challenger. Under Minnesota’s state Constitution, we elect our judges, but that is in name only. The reality is that most judges resign/retire in mid-term, a […]

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By MATTHIAS RIVERS Guest Columnist I appreciate our American veterans for their self sacrifice; when they were young, they fought for our nation. When they are older they help people in our communities, and when they are retired they volunteer to teach about the history of their defense of our nation, the reason why we […]

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The Republican wave that allegedly swept across the country, didn’t start in eastern Manitoba and western Ontario. It must have started in Alberta, because it roared from the Rocky Mountain states deep into Dixie, flushing Democrats from office all over the place. But not in Minnesota. We have bigger waves in backyard wading pools. While […]

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To the editor:  We find our country suffering from inflation. Inflation is like a cancer to our monetary system. And our monetary system happens to be the backbone of our country. We were told year after year medical costs were going up and they did, and insurance rates went drastically up, contributing to the runaway […]

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The Vikings host Washington this Sunday, and protests are expected over the NFL’s refusal to change the visitors’ team name, which is Redskins. If they want to keep that name, I think I have the perfect solution. Instead of using a Native American theme for all of their marketing and memorabilia sales, change the logo […]

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To the editor:  Replying to false accusations was not how I wanted to run my campaign. However, rumors have a way of getting bigger as they are told, so let me clarify. I was working for my current employer part-time for 2½ years before leaving Sartell, and I’m still working there full time to this […]

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