Opinion

Have you noticed that reporting and reaction to crashes caused by impaired drivers on our roadways has become nonchalant? Has it become socially acceptable and we expect to hear about fatalities and significant injuries due to crashes caused by impaired drivers? Crashes that are 100 percent preventable. Not many things in life are 100 percent [...]

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I plead for everyone to use common sense. What is common sense? I believe it is thinking out the result of our actions before we act. Let us not be selfish and just think of the thrill we get from our actions. Our parents, friends and many others are affected by what we do. What [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor of Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is [...]

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Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A parent notified Rogers school authorities of Sagehorn’s tweet, [...]

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Recently, I took a Community Education class on improvisation, Stevie Ray’s Improv for Everyone. Not surprisingly, I was the token old guy in the group. There were a couple of middle-agers, but most of my classmates were in their 20s and 30s. When instructor Carl Olson asked us, “Why did you sign up for this [...]

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Once gone — never to return. Is this the fate of our beautiful, historic, unique, beneficial, irreplaceable Pinewood Golf Course? In response to “the closing,” a younger fellow from Elk River replied: “When I was a kid, my mom would drop me off at Pinewood, and I would play golf all day for $10. It [...]

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