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With gasoline prices falling and our infrastructure deteriorating after decades of relative neglect by both major political parties, it would seem a no-brainer to raise the gasoline tax in Minnesota. … more
2015 will be the year of a special anniversary for the United States and for me. It will be the fiftieth year since the beginning of our big military buildup in Vietnam and since my service there … more
A federal district judge, without one shred of professional wildlife management evidence to support her decision, has hurled the timber wolf back onto the endangered species list years after it had … more
Holiday seasons past remind us that long ago Christmas was commercialized, then corporatized. Corporate capitalism hijacks and occupies anything seen as a commodity, including our institutions and … more
So the ISD 2142 School Board considered a proposal to pay $10,000 for “bronze plaques at each school recognizing the board members, superintendent, business manager, Johnson Controls, Krause … more
Mike Hillman, you had a full house at your memorial service on Dec. 30. So good at acting, MC’ing, storytelling, broadcasting, and generally conversing, he should have been there to represent … more
Governor Dayton should be applauded for considering using part of the budget surplus to assist Minnesotans in need. I wonder though, if he and other politicians realize what actually happens when … more
After reading Greenwood Twp. Supervisor Gene Baland’s Dec. 5 “There was no violation of the Open Meeting Law” letter to the editor, I am saddened by his attempt to confuse the issue of the new … more
I was felling trees and cutting firewood over the Thanksgiving weekend. I can’t put my finger on it, but for some reason, climbing trees and using a chainsaw makes me think of how lucky we are to … more
In many states it is referred to as the Sunshine Law, but in Minnesota it is known as the Open Meeting Law.  In Greenwood Township it seems as though our supervisors either have an arrogance or … more
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