Can you name locations of melting snowhills?

by Cori Hilsgen This past weekend’s sunny skies and warm weather created many puddles for pedestrians to walk around or through. Large snow piles around town began reducing in size. Central Minnesota saw record amounts of snow during the month of February. More than 16 inches of snow was recorded, compared to an average […]

Fantasy disappears; reality takes its place

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the young football player from Notre Dame who has now divulged he had been duped by an online relationship for some three years. According to the latest version of the story, he never actually met this young lady who was supposed to be […]

Women’s History Month gets great introduction with iconic statue

There’s no better way to kick off Women’s History Month than to honor a woman whose single act of courage launched a movement that continues today. A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled recently in Washington, D.C. She is the first African-American to get a full-length statue in the Capitol’s National Statutory Hall. I have […]


Learning about child hunger first step to solving problem

The facts are heartbreaking: 1 in 5 American children live under poverty levels and do not get enough to eat. 16.7 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2011. During 2011, more than 31 million low-income children received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. However, just 2.3 million children participated in […]

Voting Rights Act must never be nixed

Antonin Scalia should do the country a favor and resign from his lifelong job as U.S. Supreme Court justice. Recently, Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act as a “continuation of racial entitlement.” It is possible that the conservative-majority Supreme Court could overturn that historic act, one of the seminal forces for civil rights in […]