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Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows. Discontent shortens the memory. What was a crisis not so long ago seems less significant in the face of new concerns about heavy-handed, overreaching police conduct.

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 5:00 AM

There is a lot in store in the next few months with Monte­video Area Chamber of Commerce!

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Okay, smarty, go to a party.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the...

Posted Aug 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM

The West Wing is a great show. Every time I think I’ve chosen a favorite character I immediately change my mind. A line by the character Toby (Richard Schiff) comes to mind, and I’m paraphrasing, that he loves America, even with the...

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Posted Aug 14, 2014 at 5:00 AM

After a REALLY busy July at the Chamber, from events, community gatherings, Vintage Voyage, Crazy Monte Dayz, Business After Hours, and the Chippewa County Fair, including a Chamber Member Business Lunch at the fair and a MACC booth, I would like to...

Posted Aug 14, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Being a sports fan is, for the most part these days, about existing on the extremes, on the edges of any given spectrum. Either you love the Packers or you hate them; either Lebron is the next coming of His Airness or a really athletic guy with no...

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