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On Monday night I listened to the first of the presidential debates with some friends and I came well-prepared with crochet hook and yarn to keep my hands busy so I wouldn’t throw things at the TV. … more
Geologists and others who’ve studied Pillow Rock have determined it has been moved at least once before.  It’s not connected to bedrock. Rather, it’s a glacial ‘erratic,’ which like all … more
To his supporters, Donald Trump’s most appealing trait is his willingness to tell it like it is. To call a spade a spade, with no worries about political correctness. They see Mr. Trump speaking … more
It’s sometimes funny how the mind works. For me, it’s usually in the middle of the night, while half asleep, that those nagging little doubts that I manage to suppress during the day, when I’m … more
There was actually a bit of bipartisan agreement during Monday’s debate between Eighth District Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan and his Republican challenger Stewart Mills. Both men agreed that … more
The recent breakthrough in the Jacob Wetterling case was a reminder to many of how much has changed in Minnesota, and the country, since the disappearance of the St. Joseph boy 27 years ago. More … more
I have had some lovely experiences with group singing in the last couple months that tweak my yearning to sing more with others. In July, I attended Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering, an … more
The latest round of double-digit health insurance premium increases announced last week by insurance companies participating in the state’s MNsure marketplace, is just the latest sign that all that … more
Living alone and working as an independent contractor, the structure and reality of my life has looked quite different from what might be considered traditional. I did not come from a large, extended … more
I am disappointed and outraged by the legal actions taken by Gary Albertson, owner of the Cook News Herald and Tower News against The Timberjay, a high quality, award-winning small town paper. I … more
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