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Colton Thompson, Craig Wolhowe and Staples-Motley Basketball Boosters, thanks for hosting the second annual Alumni Basketball games.  They were great to watch and it brought in more teams and people than last year.  Keep them coming. We really enjoyed watching them.  
On June 27, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. John Rumpler, the clean water program director for Environment...
We periodically test and retest the limits of free speech - in effect, revisiting the legal and societal implications of that old childhood refrain, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Recently, free speech has been winning… even when it hurts, as surely it...
Dear President Trump, A couple of questions for you, about the health care stuff. And, on the pretty good chance that you won’t reply to me directly or personally, I would like to issue a request/invitation for Trump supporters to help you out and offer some answers on your behalf. It’s about your...
Few dates in American history have been so profound. On July 4, 1826, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. The loss of two of the first three Presidents, as well as two of its founding fathers, is one of the most remarkable...
As I’ve traveled across Minnesota in recent months, Minnesotans have made it clear to me just how important health care is to them, their families, and their communities. They want to know that when they are sick or injured they can get the care they need.  Because health care is so important, most...
On Friday, June 16, we had the privilege of attending the first block party in the Lakewood Park near the care center.  These parties are a great way to meet your neighbors and we thought that it is good for our small town to have such an occasion. Those who came had a good experience and...
Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky – the Fourth of July always reminds us how united we are. We are united in independence. We are united in freedom. We are united in patriotism, our unwavering love of this nation...
In Man’s zeal to find bigger and better ways to accomplish things, there’re always casualties. Driven by the love of the almighty dollar and corporate profits our way of life evolves each and every day in this capitalistic society. That’s not meant to be a criticism; it’s a fact of life here in...

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