The World Wide Web (WWW.) has allowed the internet to promote pornography and it has gone wild.  It is a multibillion-dollar industry which ma…

Almost all of us have suffered a broken heart at some time in our lives. It might have been the end of a teenage crush or the betrayal by a cl…

Minnesota legislators and Governor Walz recently approved a one-time appropriation of $114,800,000 for payments to counties to provide relief …

Despite the turmoil that took place last week in Washington, D.C., here in St. Paul, the 92nd Minnesota Legislature got underway without incident.

In a year that has devastated our families and economies, the vulnerable paid a heavy price. For many of us finding a way to combat the virus …

When I was much younger, pre-teen years, we had to invent our own games for amusement. One game we played was called Jacob and Ruth. Not sure …


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This week the House approved a $242.3 million COVID-19 relief package designed to help small businesses and workers impacted by Gov. Tim Walz’…

Maybe it’s the time of year or the pandemic, but in December, we all tend to evaluate the past 12 months, what we’ve experienced.

With a certain amount of resilience and tenacity, we scurried through three seasons in almost as many months – late summer, winter, fall in wh…

The struggle between the political right and left will continue for probably all of time. Defining the terms is important. The political left …

Remember, there were no modern tools and no electricity. Without electricity, they used kerosene lamps for each room and kerosene lanterns to …

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Out of the male council in their community, two were selected to be judges on the basis of their age (wisdom) and knowledge of the law. They r…

Like you, I do not like inaccurate or biased reporting. For more than 30 years, objectivity and truthful reporting have been the underpinnings…

I’ve lived near the banks of the Mississippi River my entire life. Up until a few months ago, I lived in northeast Minneapolis, where it seems…

There are many tests available now for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. What do they all mean? How are they different? Her…

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March, a collaborative team approach has been vital to keeping our communities safe. Nine m…

We’re all exhausted by Gov. Tim Walz’s use of executive power to keep us all “safe.” Since September, he’s used that privilege nearly one doze…

So what divides us here in Minnesota? Is it the red/blue or conservative/liberal of the political arena? Sure. The rural/urban of our landscap…

Another election is in the books and the pre-election communication restrictions on emails such as this have been lifted. I look forward to re…

Foresters pay close attention to the different ways trees regenerate because understanding the methods trees use to get established is importa…

Think about a time when you felt most proud of the U.S. What produced that emotion? Was it a book, play, new law, election or invention? (Seve…

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