Larry Werner
After 40 years in the newspaper business, I’ve become accustomed to crickets. As in hearing nothing but crickets after writing something I had hoped would generate comments from readers. So in a column I wrote a couple of weeks ago, my expectations were low when I asked readers to e-mail me with t...Read More
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Downtown Anoka has been difficult to navigate for many months, as Main Street is being resurfaced and the streetscape is being updated. But the downtown traffic was worse than normal a few weeks back when I arrived for lunch at G’s Café. I parked on a side street and noticed police cars on the br...Read More
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A few weeks ago in this space, I talked about the problem of bullying and shared my experience with bullies who used their power to mistreat my three children, who are now adults. I also mentioned some of the stories that have run in our newspapers about efforts by school districts to devise policie...Read More
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It’s probably been 20 years since I happened upon an essay written by my daughter, who is now a 38-year-old mother of two. The essay was about the importance of her sense of humor in dealing with bullying. Specifically, she wrote in that high school paper that her sense of humor helped her deflect...Read More
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