Opinion

With the moon landing’s 50th anniversary on July 20, it made me wonder if that qualifies humans as an extra-terrestrial species. We have left our planet and walked on another world. If that doesn’t meet the definition, we may soon have people on Mars, and it could even be possible to maintain a...
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...
I find the most nerve-wracking driving to be during that period of low light in early morning or early evening, the time when it is neither truly dark nor daylight. There is not sufficient natural light, and headlights are less effective. Twilight is one name for it, though we most often associate...
From the National Institute of Mental Health   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not considered as a separate disorder. It is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific...
o Take time to laugh. Hang out with a funny friend, watch a comedy or check out cute videos online. Laughter helps reduce anxiety. o Go off the grid. Leave your smart phone at home for a day and disconnect from constant emails, alerts and other interruptions. Spend time doing something fun with...
Staples native Chad Walthall passed a coaching milestone Jan. 10, 2020; recording his 200th college coaching victory at Minnesota State University Moorhead. With four Dragons scoring in double figures, the men’s basketball team took an overtime win against Bemidji State Jan. 10.   Walthall is one...
The Cultural Center in New York Mills has announced the 2020 Great American Think-Off question: Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules? This is the 28th annual Think-Off topic--a classic philosophical quandary meant to inspire thinkers from all walks of life. Winning and playing by...
In January 2020, the United States is expected to experience one birth every eight seconds and one death every 11 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 34 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration...
It used to be that you could tell how the local sports teams did by the mood of the biggest sports fan at your work the next day. It isn’t always healthy for us sports fans to live or die with our athletic teams, but sometimes we just can’t help it. So as I write this, the Minnesota Vikings just...
I’m not too serious about making New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps it’s due to a checkered history of keeping past resolutions. But I admit there is logic in reflecting on the last year and thinking about the year to come. It’s ingrained not only in our personal lives, but in our work culture, too....

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