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Recently, I participated in the Writers’ Night Out, an event orchestrated by people and for people who enjoy words in a multiplicity of ways: hearing them, discussing them, trying out new … more
According to critics, legislation recently introduced in Washington by Congresswoman Betty McCollum that would create a sulfide mining exclusion zone around a portion of the Boundary Waters Canoe … more
Donald Trump long touted himself as the “King of Debt” and he appears intent on proving he can bring the once fiscally-conservative GOP over to his way of thinking. Trump knows that … more
When my father died in 1959, the impact upon my family resulted in many of the predictable challenges when a loss of that nature occurs. As is common, our family was thrust into greater financial … more
The news can get pretty discouraging these days. We all know people who refuse to pay attention to it because it’s bad for their mental health. But if you tune in to what’s happening … more
Technology and elections have proven to be a bad combination. We saw that play out once again on Monday night, when the breakdown of a smartphone app that Iowa Democrats thought would allow party … more
Small town newspapers have been an integral part of American life for centuries, which is why it’s easy to think that they’ll always be there. Yet, like their big city cousins, small-town … more
I once heard a comedienne do a riff on getting older. She said, “When I was young, I thought getting lucky meant I went out and met someone I wanted to see again. Now I think I “got … more
In recent weeks, Minnesotans have had a peek into the inside operations of two major state agencies– the Department of Natural Resources and the Pollution Control Agency. We should all be … more
“Watch out window, watch out coffee. I shot you, fan! Pew, pew, pew, pew. Oh, I crashed. I died.” No, this isn’t a spy movie. This excitement is happening in my living room and my … more
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