Saturday, November 17, 2018

Opinions

The Fourth of July is about the patriots who risked everything to establish a new nation based on life, liberty and equality. And on this anniversary of our nation’s independence, there’s no better time to honor those who continue to defend and serve this great country.   My good friend Senator...
Summer is here which means families are finally able to enjoy the outdoors after a long winter.  As campfires burn out and kids get ready for bed, many parents will pull out a book and read a bedtime story. This is important because studies consistently show that reading at a young age drastically...
For years I’ve often quietly used the phrase, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” when disgruntled readers have voiced their frustration over something that has been published they didn’t want to see.  The familiar phrase is used to describe the act of blaming the bearer of bad news. As journalists we...
Every morning I seem to go through a battle with my alarm clock. And it’s not pretty. I never seem to come out on top. It begins innocently enough when the alarm clock begins with the radio going off indicating to me my earlier intentions of wanting to get up. Because I’ve had difficulty getting up...
We honored fallen police officers during National Police Week last month. It’s only fitting to recognize those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect others. However, there appears to be yet a different and potentially more dangerous crisis facing our law enforcement warriors: police...
Let the caps fly and the celebrations begin. That’s exactly what is happening around the area. Seniors have finished their school work and now have diplomas in hand for the next venture in their lives.  I can’t believe how it has been 32 years since I graduated from high school. I can assure you...
The two O names stole the show in 2017. Oliver and Olivia were the most popular baby names in Minnesota, according to the Social Security Administration.  I’m still agonizing over the fact that Rick didn’t come out on top. In fact, Rick didn’t even make the top five.  It appears the popularity of...
In a solemn tribute to police officers who have died in the line of duty, families, survivors, current officers and others remembered our fallen heroes during a special ceremony Friday night in Rochester. The tribute honored all of the fallen officers in southeastern Minnesota over the years,...
I was raised on Disney movies and still watch them to this day. You can never go wrong with a Disney movie and you learn a lot from them.  Here are a few Disney movies that I think have good life lessons. The life lesson of  Lilo & Stitch is that someone does not have to be blood related to you...
As I attended the memorial service for my former publisher Chuck Warner in Brownton this past weekend, I came across something that he had written about me a few years ago.  If there were ever any questions about my background and commitment to community journalism, perhaps reading what Mr. Warner...

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