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Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The lights are up. The house is decorated. All around friends and family are gathering with glad tidings and Christmas cheer. And Montevideo sits quietly in wait for the festivities to begin …

Posted Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things.

Posted Nov 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

When writing out thank-you cards following the election, Minnesota House Republicans had better include Greater Minnesota on their list.

Posted Nov 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM

We once thought that serving in the state Legislature would be intriguing and rewarding. Our great uncle, A.I. Johnson, of Benson, had served in the Minnesota House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House in the late 1950s. We grew up...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 1:09 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

Posted Oct 9, 2014 at 5:00 AM

​There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to...

Updated Oct 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

All hope is lost.An Iranian exile who received asylum in the United States was trying his best to restore that hope and raise money for children in need, but he failed.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Have you ever considered what life would be like if attack drones were visible over New York, Omaha, Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Denver and San Francisco?

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