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ACA needs tweaking, but it’s working

ACA needs tweaking, but it’s working

Thirteen months after its disastrous roll-out, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) – surprise, surprise – is working. [...]

Let’s try to avoid contagion of fear

Let’s try to avoid contagion of fear

In a college biology course, professor Dr. Ralph Gunderson told us students that someday an epidemic could wipe out many millions of people. I remember raising my hand to question his statement, foolishly saying with all [...]

Adrian Peterson’s case is going from bad to worse

Adrian Peterson’s case is going from bad to worse

Minnesota Vikings’ superstar, Adrian Peterson, is in trouble. If you follow sports at all you doubtless know Peterson was arrested for what prosecutors identified as child abuse. That abuse was caused by Peterson punishing his son [...]

Secret Service dangerously off track

Secret Service dangerously off track

Some TV wit said it best, with sardonic irony: “Can’t the president or his wife just lock the front door?” He was, of course, referring to the security breach two weeks ago when an intruder jumped [...]

When will the dog park open?

When will the dog park open?

Your DogPAC committee, Kim George, Scott Grother, Lisa Pederson, Sherry Thien and Jenna Trisko When will the Sartell dog park open? Why isn’t there a fence yet? What’s taking so long? How can I help? [...]

Bachelorette/bachelor parties don’t have to be a boozefest

Bachelorette/bachelor parties don’t have to be a boozefest

I’ll be honest: I was pretty sure my brother was going to screw this up. I had my bachelor party on Oct. 4, and it was way better than I thought it was going to be. [...]

Corporate inversions sap America’s strength

Corporate inversions sap America’s strength

Wouldn’t it be nice to set up an address in a foreign country, then when tax time rolls around you could tell Uncle Sam, “Sorry, but since I have a foreign address, I don’t owe you [...]

This is probably not going to end well

This is probably not going to end well

Like most of you, I watch a little television. While watching news from almost any station we are invariably treated on occasion to a Los Angeles freeway car chase. Somebody will steal a car or try [...]

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