Opinion

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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By Eric Rahman Guest Columnist In the past few weeks there has been an intruder here in Arivonimamo, Madagascar, which I first discovered when the group of children came knocking franticly at my door with big news. A few days before, someone had discovered a giant snake in Arivonimamo. This snake, they told me, was [...]

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