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r country? The Supreme Court just upheld President Trump’s travel ban. The Trump administration is determined to reduce all categories of immigration, including those seeking refuge and asylum from horrible conditions in their countries. Just this quarter, the administration has separated immigrant...
On the afternoon of June 19 I found myself parked on the shoulder of the Airport Road with an overheated engine and my hood up.  While I was waiting for the engine to cool, a young man with a noisy pickup stopped to help. He said his name was Joe.  Joe drove into town, bought some coolant, returned...
Summer camp has always held a special place in my heart. I still remember dropping our girls off at camp years ago (they’re both in college now). Their excitement was contagious. It was the change of pace. The friends. The anticipation. It all just seemed to scream “summer.” They always came home...
The Fourth of July is about the patriots who risked everything to establish a new nation based on life, liberty and equality. And on this anniversary of our nation’s independence, there’s no better time to honor those who continue to defend and serve this great country.  My good friend Senator John...
We may be at the front end of a major socioeconomic shift that hasn’t been seen since the population shifts of the industrial revolution. Technology is increasingly bringing the conveniences of urban living to less populated areas, and this trend promises to have positive implications on the...
The 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session ended without the progress we needed to see for family farmers and rural communities. That’s exactly what large-scale corporate ag wanted: business as usual. Corporate ag keeps building and expanding, running family farmers off the land and out of business,...
Countless Americans are expressing outrage at the separation of almost 2,000 children from their parents who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in a recent six-week period. Leading Republicans have joined the chorus of Democrats who are denouncing this policy.  Columnist Ross Douthat labeled...

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