Opinion

Dear Hopkins and Minnetonka readers: By the time you read this edition, I will have transitioned to a new position within Sun Newspapers. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the countless people in the community who have helped me since joining the Hopkins-Minnetonka Sun Sailor in February 2012, though there are too many […]

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Overwhelmed caregivers, but great promise, too by deb taylor guest columnist I was surprised recently to read that Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen had turned 65. This age benchmark for the legendary rocker reminds us that the years have a way of sneaking up on us. A new AARP study has found that half of adults […]

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The red and gold leaves crunch under my feet, and I anticipate the annual task of raking. A feeling of satisfaction arises. It’s not that I revel in the healthy exercise one gets from wrestling shifting armloads into slippery trash bags. Or the comforting sound of the rake scraping over the ground. And it’s not […]

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By Bob Ramsey Guest Columnist Successful aging has different meanings for different people. Here’s one way to describe it from A-Z: • Attitude. Vital aging is a mindset. I recently rediscovered the word “spunk,” which means “spirit and pluck.” Vital-agers have spunk. • Beauty. Yes, there is beauty in aging. The image of a proud […]

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After covering this year’s Minnesota primary, I decided I would escape politics by visiting Scotland. Oops. I found myself smack-dab in an overwrought and heated argument over Scottish independence while in the Highlands, complete with daily rallies dominated by supporters of breaking away from the United Kingdom and a raucous scene of a giddy crammed […]

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