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A majority of the members of the Greenwood Town Board appear to believe that their township is somehow above the laws of the state of Minnesota. They demonstrated that stunning misperception yet … more
Today, we are at a crossroad. On one hand, we have the growing threats of climate change which threaten us with fires, droughts, and violent weather. On the other hand, we have government that … more
It was at a collegiate Christian fellowship meeting back in the late 1970s when I first met the guy who would become my closest friend in my adult years. A tall, lanky, bespectacled fella born in … more
How is it that mandate became a dirty word in America? Sure, we’re the land of the free, but we’re only free because we have mandates, otherwise known as laws. Without laws, we … more
With my column due in another two days, I am up at 5 a.m. sipping coffee, sitting at my old wood desk that has been dragged over to the middle of the dining room. A heavy-gauge orange extension cord … more
If the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upholds the Texas anti-abortion law, known as SB 8, far more than Roe v. Wade will be overturned. America’s courtrooms could be turned into a free-for-all … more
This week I was in a discussion where the concept of freedom came up, and I’ve been tossing it around in my mind ever since. What does freedom mean to you? Looking beyond the flag-waving … more
The release last week of the EMSRB’s rural ambulance assessment for the Tower Area Ambulance Service, raises some interesting questions— some of which we’d like to see the … more
This story begins in March of 2007 when I took ownership of a nearly one-hundred-year-old dwelling in one of Virginia’s south side neighborhoods. It continues over the next fourteen years while … more
It would be a mistake for officials in Greenwood Township to think the recent dismissal of a criminal complaint against the town’s two top fire officials means case closed. While the … more
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