Opinion

The city of Hopkins and the Hopkins Fire Department encourages all of its residents, business owners and schools to prepare for severe weather by being aware of the following severe weather tips: Severe weather watches A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather in and close to the watch area. Watches [...]

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By Jim Vaughan Guest Columnist I’m a pretty laid-back guy, but you know what really irks me? Smokers discarding their cigarette butts. I don’t know why a small minority of people can feel that they can get away with polluting our earth. Really, less than 20 percent of our population smokes cigarettes and most of [...]

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By Bob Ramsey Guest Columnist I will be 80 this month. How did that happen? It came on suddenly. Einstein was even smarter than I thought when he said, “Time stands still in childhood, breaks into a jog in adolescence and flies like a bat out of hell after middle age.” That’s why a friend [...]

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BY DEB TAYLOR – GUEST COLUMNIST If you’re a baby boomer, you should know Kathleen Casey-Kirschling. Like you, she’s a member of the largest generation in human history, a population cohort driven by the post-World War II fertility boom. On Oct. 15, 2007, she became the first of the 78 million baby boomers to file [...]

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BY MICHELE OWENS – GUEST COLUMNIST  Spring is a time of renewal. After this record-breaking winter, Minnesotans welcome spring as a reprieve from the cold and snow. You may notice your mood lift as the days grow longer, but what about taking this a step further? What about implementing change in areas that have been [...]

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