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Don’t look for Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be on the cover of Time magazine anytime soon, but it’s obvious that from an economic standpoint, Minnesota is a state that works. As you might recall, years ago, Gov. Wendell Anderson was pictured on the cover of Time magazine holding up a fish to il...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of ‘Hero’ the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school childr...Read More
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More people in your communities are living longer. What are you going to do about them? This will be a central issue for community leaders as the baby boomers retire. We’re told they want to volunteer and get involved in the community where they’ve lived for many years. You can segregate them, p...Read More
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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, is looking f...Read More
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Dare we say Hero, a golden Labrador retriever, is the “paws” that refreshes, cuddles and calms students at Eastview Elementary School in the Lakeville school district? For part of each school day, Hero, a trained service dog, walks on a leash with one of four trained handlers and does his part t...Read More
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Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions...Read More
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Even if firearms restrictions are approved, which will be a tough fight, leaders will be left wondering what more they can do to prevent a tragedy in their own community such as the one that struck Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec. 14. Why wait for the government to find a solution to attack such a comple...Read More
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