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Cats do not ‘belong’ outdoors

Cats do not ‘belong’ outdoors

Fall has long been my favorite season, but in recent years it’s become, in one respect, my most dreaded one. That’s because this time of year I start to see homeless critters – mainly cats – [...]

True justice is color-blind

True justice is color-blind

Racial injustice is a term that is being thrown around a lot recently. Our U.S. Attorney General has even weighed in decrying treatment of young black men by the judicial system. He has opined black youngsters [...]

Let’s make ‘Hot Dish’ the ‘State Food’

Let’s make ‘Hot Dish’ the ‘State Food’

Minnesota – Land of Lakes, Land of Hot Dishes. There is an effort underway to name the hot dish as Minnesota’s official food and to designate the fourth Sunday of every September “Hot Dish Day.” By [...]

Mrs. Obama leave my s’mores alone

Mrs. Obama leave my s’mores alone

Some people like to burn their marshmallows. Some just like them toasted a golden brown. Others just want to warm them. For me the chocolate has to be Hershey’s milk chocolate. It should be room temperature [...]

Save Tech as neighborhood ‘anchor’

Save Tech as neighborhood ‘anchor’

Neighbors in the St. Cloud Tech High School area are hoping the school board decides to refurbish that venerable old building and keep it as a school. Tech, they argue, gives a vibrancy to that entire [...]

It seems we have another smoking gun

It seems we have another smoking gun

Oops. It seems the missing e-mails from former IRS Commissioner Lois Lerner aren’t missing after all. All the lying and misleading statements from IRS commissioners past and present are proving to be just ruses designed to [...]

ISIS may be cutting its own throat

ISIS may be cutting its own throat

When the black-clad killer used a knife to saw off the head of journalist James Foley, his vicious action just may have signaled the eventual death knell for ISIS. [...]

Fire-spitting blather turns me off

Fire-spitting blather turns me off

“You are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to your own facts.” Saying that assumes one person’s facts are more factual than another person’s facts. As a published opinion writer, I hear [...]

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