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The calls come early in the morning and late into the night. The message is always the same: “We’re going to get our money from you, no matter what you do.” Michael, a 77-year-old retiree, now grows anxious and fearful whenever his phone rings. He always assumes it’s the debt collectors who ...Read More
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Many things impressed me as I marched with thousands of others in St. Paul on Jan. 19, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but what pleased me most were the hundreds of participating families. Parents from cities and suburbs brought their youngsters – some appearing as young as 6 or 7. The parents wer...Read More
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As a dog owner, I was recently embarrassed and disgusted by other dog owners. We went to Otsego Park for a walk with our dog. We were the only vehicle in the parking lot, and as we got out to put our dog on the leash, I looked around and there was dog poop everywhere! [...]...Read More
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I’m 75 years old and very cranky. I smiled once three years ago. I understand Grumpy Cat when he said it was awful. This year I smiled twice in one hour. Once when I read the article in the Star News about the Elk River Park and Recreation employee and the community service officer who [...]...Read More
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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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