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Opinion

Keep ‘Warp Speed’ going at top speed

Editorials

Distribution of millions of doses of vaccine effective against COVID-19 was no Christmas miracle. It happened only because many people at private drug companies worked hard and at top speed — encouraged by the federal government — to develop and test the vaccines. And they were released ...

Emmer has one last chance to get it right

Editorials

There’s an old saying in politics: “When it’s clear you’ve lost, declare victory and depart the field of battle.” That would have been easy for 6th District U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, because the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman had a lot of victories to declare ...

Maybe Christmas is about…

Local Columns

It was Christmas time and Charlie Brown was tired, concerned and pleased. It had been a stress-filled year for him and his pals. He missed seeing his friends on a regular basis and, even though, a couple of them were stinkers, boy, did he miss them! And, along with that loneliness, he was ...

Ask a Trooper

Local Columns

Question: I was hoping in a future column you could talk about safely navigating a roundabout. Last fall, a roundabout was put in by our Elementary School. Since the start of the 20-21 school year, I’ve been using it 20x/week dropping my kids off and picking them up. I see many drivers ...

Joy to the world — Merry Christmas

Editorials

It is Christmas Eve, one like nothing in our memories. In too many homes, the silence tonight is painful, not comforting. It is the absence of precious family members, cherished friends, neighbors who were more than that. We are assaulted by something that on this holy night is an unholy ...