Opinion

School Veterans Program This is an apology for the heartless treatment the good people of Motley received from the Staples school administration regarding the Veterans Day program on Nov. 8. At the regular Legion meeting on Oct. 18, we were informed by our commander, Tom Ladwig, and our wanna-be...
Most Americans will become caregivers for a loved one at some point in their lives. According to the National Alliance on Caregivers, approximately 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months.  “Caregivers come from all walks of life and may be our...
[Editor’s note: The Man from the North is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s first series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.]    The time is up. The time is now. Gather the people to do the work: the healing, transformative, deepening work of building community,...
The following is a Facebook post attributed to Staples-Motley School Board member Greg Frisk, written on Nov. 6. The post has since been deleted online.   “At last night’s school board work session, we met with representatives of the Minnesota State School Board Association to discuss the interview...
To Greg Frisk, Staples-Motley School Board Member: I am probably one of those ignorant (expletive) you referred to on your website post last week. I do have strong feelings on losing our high school and now losing our school completely. I remember last fall, when you were running for the school...
By Kari Benson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board on Aging;  Jessica Looman, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce;  Jan Malcolm, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health;  Emily Piper, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services   While Medicare open...
It was far from the deadliest shipwreck in the history of the Great Lakes. But none are more enduring. Saturday, Nov. 10, marks the anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot ore carrier in Lake Superior that was lost amid one of the worst storms in Great Lakes history on Nov. 10...
I have this job in my old age now of cleaning out closets and throwing away things I don’t need anymore. I always knew it had to be done someday but I always thought I would make it her job. I was good at that in the years we were married. But she fooled me and she left first, so now I’m left...

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