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April 30, 2016 Gridlock ahead THUMBS DOWN: With three weeks left in the legislative session, Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans in charge of the House have passed their widely divergent budget... more »»

 
 
 
Getting together to help kids

April 29, 2016 One of the most ambitious Park and Rec projects in recent memory is getting underway today at Hermann Heights Park, where a crew of volunteers is helping assemble and install the playground equipmen... more »»

A lot of magic possible in community theater

April 29, 2016 I am a big fan of community theater. I like attending plays, I?like being in plays. more »»

No room today for ‘Common Sense’

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Unsuited to science: a self-fulfilling prophesy

April 28, 2016 Cultural bias is an intriguing idea. It never occurred to me while growing up to be wary of math just because I was female. more »»

Move on Real ID

April 27, 2016 It’s hard to believe the state Legislature is still arguing over something as simple as the Real ID bill. more »»

N Korea’s latest threat is serious

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Minnesota feels the loss of Prince

April 25, 2016 Minnesota has had superstars before Prince Rogers Nelson dropped his last two names and became one of the brightest pop music stars of the past 40 years. Judy Garland was from Bemidji. more »»

First Amendment and the IRS

April 24, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Fight like The Mouse

April 24, 2016 Fight like a mouse. This phrase has been “adopted” by my sister, her friends and family during her battle with cancer. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 23, 2016 Habitat for Humanity THUMBS UP: Brown County Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to dedicate its latest house, built to give a deserving family a home. more »»

Power rests with party insiders

April 23, 2016 To the editor: I think the Democrat nomination for president has, for all intents and purposes, been decided subject to the unlikely event that almost all the so-called “super delegates” change thei... more »»

Habitat for Humanity Dedication, Open House

April 23, 2016 To the editor: There are many misconceptions about how Habitat for Humanity actually work. more »»

Breathalyzer test is reasonable request

April 22, 2016 To blow or not to blow, that is the question facing Minnesota drivers who are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to a state law that was argued this week in front of the U. more »»

Eating sustainably

April 22, 2016 To the editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural... more »»

No safety in small numbers

April 21, 2016 Feeding more American troops into Iraq little by little is an invitation to disaster, yet President Barack Obama persists in the practice. Obama vowed U.S. more »»

New Ulm need a place like Perkins

April 21, 2016 I am very happy to hear that Perkins is planning on rebuilding its New Ulm restaurant that was severely damaged by a fire on Sunday afternoon. more »»

Earmarks by another name

April 20, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

We neither have our cake, nor eat it

April 20, 2016 I spent the first half of my life in what you would justifiably term “a welfare state.” The prevalent orthodoxy of my formative years was that the United States is NOT one. more »»

Passing along the good things

April 20, 2016 (I am recycling a story. This was written in August, 199. more »»

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 19, 2016 To the editor: This April, millions of people around the world will recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. more »»

 
 

Narcotics Anonymous April 30, 2016

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Hunting's a mystery to me

July 31, 2015 I don't understand the allure of hunting. I've never gone hunting, never stalked a wily animal in the woods, never fired a gun or shot a bow at a living thing. more »

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