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I moved to Minneapolis amazed by the squeaky-clean city full of amazing parks and lakes, with alleys that were in better shape than the streets of Chicago, my home for the previous year. At the time … more
Protect and Serve. That is the motto of police services around the country, but those words rang hollow recently in Minneapolis when a police officer named Derek Chauvin casually snuffed the life out … more
These days, I’ll suddenly pause in the middle of something and think, “Wow, 67 years old. I’m gettin’ up there!” Sometimes, it’s when I’m doing something … more
The symptoms were unmistakable.First came the wildly patterned and brightly colored blotches on the upper torso, often matched by similar displays on the ankles. Constriction around the waist and … more
In a democracy, we expect transparency in government. Unfortunately, sometimes those elected to public office would rather avoid the accountability that comes with public scrutiny. That’s what … more
To hear President Trump speak at times, it’s difficult to believe he’s ever been involved in running a business. Take his latest salvo against the U.S. Postal Service, which he described … more
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It’s purely serendipitous that I’m writing this column on what turns out to be National Blueberry Pie Day, April 28, as anyone who’s known me for years will tell you I’d do … more
It’s a curious thing to me, in the midst of global pandemic that’s keeping people cloistered in their homes, that online streaming services are reporting a surge in the number of people … more
I have to admit, I have been feeling just weary about our species’ inability to get along, to evolve just the tiniest bit faster, and to figure out how we can do things better. In my heart of … more
The Tower City Council, on Monday, had little choice but to discharge Steve Altenburg from his duties as fire chief and ambulance director for the city. While Mr. Altenburg has been an asset to the … more
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