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Last week I attended the second storytelling night in Ely, instigated by Julie Nester and Terry Cooper, who had discovered a shared love of storytelling. They thought there should be more … more
We see the headlines all the time. A new broadband initiative, funded by the state or the feds, is investing more taxpayer dollars to lay fiber optic cable to small towns out across rural America. … more
The shooting erupts. People, often children, die in horrifying numbers. We offer thoughts and prayers, and move on, until the next mass shooting momentarily attracts our attention, and we repeat the … more
My husband, Bill and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on Feb. 13. Isn’t that our paper anniversary? It is, because I googled it to find out. So next year is our cotton or second … more
Two weeks after Donald Trump won election as our 45th president, I made a couple predictions in these pages— namely that the agenda that Trump touted during the campaign would bear little … more
Betty Firth’s column on dogs and cats states the obvious: golden retrievers have more cognitive capacity than do cats (full disclosure: I’ve lived with golden retrievers all my life). She then … more
The announcement last week that Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan will not seek re-election this fall was unexpected, but hardly a surprise. While Nolan had previously announced that he planned … more
The argument about dogs versus cats is not a new one: which are smarter, which make better pets. Many people describe themselves as a “dog person” or a “cat person” even if they have both as … more
Slowly, but surely, health care and community activists in our area are making strides in the fight against addiction to opioid pain relievers. We don’t need to recount the devastation that these … more
My Facebook feed continues to reflect the ongoing woe of Vikings fans everywhere, and it’s reminded me of why I stopped following the gang of purple almost 20 years ago. I grew up in … more
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