Opinion
When last we left the tale of my mighty hiking club adventure, I and my fiancee, Kristina, had just completed the first of what would ultimately be 67 trails in 67 different state parks all across Minnesota. Interstate Park in Taylors Falls was a craggy, rocky, hilly experience that was a bit of a s...Read More
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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school.Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She was [...]...Read More
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It began with an off-hand comment that I never expected to materialize into anything and led to one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I had just started dating my now fiancee, Kristina, and we were in the “get to know each other” phase of the relationship. She mention...Read More
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Beware of holiday commercialism Black Friday is almost here, but it is no longer the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. In its place is Thanksgiving Day, which once upon a time was about family and friends but now shares the stage with the opportunity to save 15 bucks on, well, any...Read More
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Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agre...Read More
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Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am more convince...Read More
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Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House.  The legislative process...Read More
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