Opinion

How do we increase healthy, fresh foods in rural America? One way is to identify new opportunities for people to access food. Here are five suggestions for your community. o Mobile grocery stores or veggie vans are refrigerated vans or trucks that bring affordable produce into communities at a...
Higher wages helps everyone   Yup. Americans don’t want to work, are just lazy and are happy to get a government handout. But consider if you are a young parent and your 40-hour a week wage as an essential worker isn’t enough to buy the groceries, pay for health insurance, childcare, transportation...
Call for action on influence of money in Minnesota politics We are at the crossroads. On one hand, we have the growing threats of climate change which threatens us with fires, droughts, and violent weather. On the other hand, we have government that is increasingly being captured by special...
Proactive decisions in the midst of change at Lakewood By Tim Rice President and CEO Lakewood Health System   As we all know, there is nothing permanent except change. Changes in healthcare continue to occur rapidly and the success of an organization is based not on reacting to change but being...
Afghanistan aghast   I am not one to write letters to the editor but the recent events in Afghanistan have left me aghast. The damage to the reputation of this country is immeasurable and will affect our relationship with all our allies. This could have been prevented. The last election pitted...
Child support changes reflect modern needs From Minnesota Departmant of Human Services   With new legislation passed in 2021 to reflect modern economics and family dynamics, Minnesota’s child support program helps children get the financial support they need to reach their highest potential. The...
Resilience should be built into infrastructure   Our Minnesota business faces hardships due to severe weather and flooding. We distribute medical devices nationwide and need predictability in shipping, ports, trucking and rail. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. From wildfires out West, to...
If you want to know what a community is like, attend their town celebration. Usually, the groups, businesses and organizations who put on some activities give you an idea of what the people are like and what they value as a community. With the pandemic canceling everything last year, the community...
A look at the ‘community’ in community college By Dr. Hara Charlier President, Central Lakes College   Everything we do at Central Lakes College is about workforce development, preparing students for great careers in so many ways, whether it be through a 4-year transfer degree or a technical...
Our turn to protect children   Have you had your COVID vaccine yet? Do you know students may have to wear face masks to school again this year? Do you know why? Last year our kids wore masks to protect adults. Adults were the most likely to get COVID and have severe symptoms. This year, our kids...

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