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Executive order might goad Congress to act, for a change

Executive order might goad Congress to act, for a change

On Thursday, Nov. 20, President Barack Obama did a very gutsy – some would say reckless – thing. In a TV speech he announced that, via executive order, he has approved of a plan to let [...]

Nichols left us two greats – Woolf, Graduate

Nichols left us two greats – Woolf, Graduate

What a sad loss that director Mike Nichols died the other day. He’s one of those geniuses you wish could – somehow – live forever. Still, it’s a consolation several of his movies will be around – [...]

I am thankful to be an American

I am thankful to be an American

On Thanksgiving Day my wife and I will have hosted our family for the big Thanksgiving meal. It’s been our tradition for most of our married life. We were thankful we have the opportunity to have [...]

The next time you are in trouble, call a hippie

The next time you are in trouble, call a hippie

Within the coming week, we are told, the grand jury will issue their findings concerning the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. They will either find [...]

Comet feat shows humanity at its best

Comet feat shows humanity at its best

Many of us, I’d venture to guess, couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a dried-up cow chip. And yet, incredibly, a group of human beings somehow landed a robot the size of a [...]

Let’s take a good law, and make it even better

Let’s take a good law, and make it even better

As the second sign-up for insurance via the Affordable Care Act gets underway, the Gallup Poll has just released some good news. [...]

Kudos to Sartell youth

Kudos to Sartell youth

Jean Johnson, Sartell I’d like to publicly thank Kevin Krauel and Dawson Rodgers for turning their vehicle around and stopping to help get my car out of a snowy mess. My car was stuck in the [...]

Reader responds to Scarbro’s ‘A Republican’s analysis of mid-term election’

Reader responds to Scarbro’s ‘A Republican’s analysis of mid-term election’

Amy Bergeron, Sartell I felt Ron Scarbro’s opinion, printed in the issue after the Nov. 4 elections, was mean-spirited, historically myopic and frankly, quite frightening. Most offensive for me was his statement regarding President Obama “coming to a quick [...]

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