Opinion

To the editor: Thank you Mark Gaylord, Mayor of Excelsior, for his help. I tried and tried for two years to have the fence fixed on the Second Street ramp, which is right outside our windows, but all I kept hearing was, “well it’s MnDOT.” Residents and business owners were telling me to contact the [...]

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Trends often dictate how the majority of people think, act and dress. They tend to make susceptible young people insecure about their individuality and make people like me feel like we’re fitting in when in reality they just make people look silly: thank you, UGG boots. But amid all the negative and strange trends I’ve [...]

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You know that feeling when something bad happens and you begin to appreciate your life a hundred times more than you did the moment before? My whole week has been an extended one of those moments. I believe sudden newfound appreciations for life are universal reactions to tragedy. Unfortunately, many of us, me included, go [...]

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