Opinion

I wanted to take a minute to thank all the children and their families as well as the 100+ volunteers that participated in the Community Bible Camp . I am completely blown away by your generosity.With a boys against girls challenge, these kids collected more then $3000 in change which will directly help to change [...]

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It is painfully obvious that too many elected officials in Washington, D.C., have lost touch with the struggling people of this nation. This was demonstrated recently when House leaders proposed a Farm Bill that would have cut aid to food stamp (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients by a whopping $20 billion over a 10-year period. [...]

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I find it interesting that our society has become more intrigued by moral issues in recent years, evidenced by the fact that 55 percent of adults discuss moral issues during a typical week. But a stunning outcome from a study by the Barna Group showed those under 25 are more than twice as likely as [...]

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When Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety Ramona Dohman was asked her No. 1 wish to make Minnesota safer, she quickly answered: Call 911 right away when you see anything or anyone suspicious, and call at any hour of any day. Police chiefs in our suburban communities agree. Don’t hesitate to call when you see anything [...]

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It looked like a rock concert for kids, but it was actually vacation Bible school — on steroids. The sight of 315 children with outstretched hands pointed to the heavens — bouncing between the safety of more than 170 volunteers in florescent T-shirts — provided a glimpse of what is possible when people band together. [...]

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Minnesotans, prepare to dig deeper into your pocketbooks following actions of the 2013 Legislature. Companies are being asked to pay a very high premium for the privilege of doing business in Minnesota. Many changes in tax law take effect July 1 and many are retroactive to Jan. 1. These new taxes include individual income tax, [...]

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Once in a while, a different way of doing things comes along and you just want to share it. In most cities, residents are assessed for repairing and overlaying streets. Sometimes that amounts to thousands of dollars for property owners. In my hometown of Elk River, the council has just approved a new way of [...]

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I proudly served in the military for four years. I did this with a feeling of duty, honor, country. The biggest symbol for this duty is the American flag. This year, as in previous years, I see flags placed near ground level to celebrate an occasion. Unfortunately, these flags are soon forgotten and disgraced as [...]

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