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Break out the champagne, folks; time to celebrate ACA success

Break out the champagne, folks; time to celebrate ACA success

Break out the champagne, folks! Time to celebrate. Far from being the “train wreck” detractors dubbed it, the Affordable Care Act is well on track, rushing headlong into a happier future when all Americans will have [...]

Why read ‘moldy’ old Sinclair Lewis?

Why read ‘moldy’ old Sinclair Lewis?

Why should anyone in this new century want to read anything by Sinclair Lewis? “Isn’t he that moldy old author from Sauk Centre who wrote a bunch of stuff about a small Minnesota town in the [...]

Don’t blame clinic problems on ObamaCare

Don’t blame clinic problems on ObamaCare

Carol Weiler, Sartell I read Irene Ertl’s letter to the editor (April 4 Newsleader Opinion Page), and I have a few suggestions for her. First, please do not blame the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) for the problems [...]

Reader says funding pre-K makes a lot of sense

Reader says funding pre-K makes a lot of sense

Ben Davis, Sartell By 2018, 70 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require a post-secondary degree. To set our kids up for success, let’s ensure they have a strong foundation – even before kindergarten. [...]

Legislators on right track about minimum-wage issue

Legislators on right track about minimum-wage issue

There is an interesting debate in the Minnesota Legislature about whether to approve an “inflator” for the minimum wage. An inflator means the minimum wage would go up automatically, commensurate with the inflation rate. It would [...]

Locavores find droolworthy non-Franken foods

Locavores find droolworthy non-Franken foods

Hey, just chillax! OK, so I’m one of the illiterati; just call me a noob. If I were a screenager, I’d be textspeaking twittering, and I’d turn into a blooming infomaniac just like all you young [...]

My life’s become nothing but numbers

My life’s become nothing but numbers

As we all must do, I had my annual physical recently. As a part of that examination, blood work is done. My doctor tells me almost everything that might be going on in my body can [...]

Reader says personal experience with Obamacare a disaster

Reader says personal experience with Obamacare a disaster

Irene Ertl, Sartell I am appalled that you would write an article like you wrote in the Friday March 21, 2014 Newsleader, After March 31, it’ll get better. [...]

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