Opinion

Looking back at 2018’s weather-related news, it seems clear that this was the year climate change became unavoidable. I don’t mean that the fires in California, coastal flooding in the Carolinas, and drought throughout the West were new evidence of climate change. Rather, they shifted the national...
In all the stories from last week’s newspaper about the transition of ownership at the Staples World, the theme of local commitment stands out. Every person involved is committed to small towns and wants the local newspaper to be a hub that helps a community thrive. Even though the previous owners...
Only a year ago, I wrote my final “Pub Notes.” After almost 40 years, the time seemed right to silence my quill. The column was saved, and last Friday the time was appropriate to confirm why someone should “never say never.” I’m back in the game. A short bio was published last week indicating my...
The Minnesota Legislative Water Commission is announcing legislative recommendations for the 2019 session. At the release of the recommendations, Commission Co-Chairs issued the following statements:  Representative Paul Torkelson stated that “Minnesota’s economic strength flows from our water....
Have you ever had the eerie feeling that someone is watching you or that someone is following you?   Unfortunately, this happens more often than we think and it happens in many ways that often are not looked upon as threatening, such as unwanted gifts, cards and flowers sent to one’s home or work,...
Christmas lights up Pine Grove Park I’s like to send out a big thank-you to Rob and Trish Jasmer, and anyone else who helped to make the “drive through” Pine Grove Park so beautiful. The lights were perfect. It provided ohhs and ahhs from our car load all the way through. Thanks for the work. It...
According to a 2017 report from the Center for American Progress, 26% of Minnesotans live in a child care desert.  Data from the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that challenges in Greater Minnesota are distinct from those in the metro area. They identified a loss of 22,714 family...
Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson released the following statement: “I am happy to see President Trump sign the farm bill into law today, especially considering the challenges our farmers...

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