Opinion
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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Count me as a minority of one who opposes giving back the $1.9 billion projected state budget surplus or using it to start more long-term spending commitments. My vision has no support because it won’t buy votes from any constituency that the politicians need to stay in office. My choice? Use the ...Read More
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To the editor: The sacrament of water baptism welcomes us into Christ’s true church. It removes original sin that had stained our immortal soul from Adam and Eve’s first disobedience. Baptism leaves an indelible mark on our soul that identifies us as being one with Christ. Jesus was baptized in ...Read More
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I took a week off from winter to walk on a beach far away, but then took an hour out to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address the U.S. Congress. Because American politics have become so bitter, what should have been good information for the Congress turned into a partisan event. Fo...Read More
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Four state education and policy leaders I contacted recently had strong, somewhat different responses to Minnesota Department of Education’s Feb. 24 report about increases in Minnesota’s high school graduation rates. I partly agree with each of them. The news is neither entirely good nor entirel...Read More
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Last month, an alleged hobbyist claiming he didn’t know what he was doing, landed a drone on the White House lawn. For good reason, this has raised the concern level of the Secret Service to the vulnerability of all air spaces to the use of drones. Ever since the use of drones became a military [....Read More
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The University of Minnesota needs the state’s millionaires to step forward, as well as all of the Gopher athletic team’s long-suffering fans. Two weeks ago, I heard the University’s Athletics Director Norwood Teague talk about how he is trying to change the culture at the Bierman Building, and...Read More
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