Opinion

I went to my first University of Minnesota football game on Oct. 29, 1955. The Gophers were hosting the University of Southern California, ranked 10th in the nation and led by all-America running back Jon Arnett. We sat in the bowl end of Memorial Stadium. All I remember about the game is that it snowed […]

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To the editor:  October 7 is the feast day of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tradition tells us, the mother of God appeared to St. Dominic and asked him to propagate devotion of the Holy Rosary, a powerful means of combating error and vice. The decisive victory of the Christians at […]

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While President Obama said in a speech this week that global temperatures have been the warmest in history this year, those of us who live in Central Minnesota must feel like we live on another planet. Last winter was the coldest temperaturewise since at least 1900. Now we have the  Central Minnesota figures for the […]

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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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To the editor: Obama did not attend 61 percent of intelligence meetings in the last couple of years, and he was informed of the terrorist buildup and disregarded it. Was that on purpose? I knew when he announced that he was pulling out of Iraq and the timetable that there was going to be a […]

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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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