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Is the medium the menace?

July 7, 2014 n aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»

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July 7, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Women’s rights dealt a blow by Hobby Lobby decision In the name of freedom of religion, the U.S. more »»

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June 27, 2014 Business-friendly THUMBS UP: CNBC has ranked Minnesota the sixth best place for business — up from 15th place from a year ago. more »»

Tough pill to swallow, but library board had no other choice

June 25, 2014 Is it the perfect scenario? No. But patrons of the Marshall-Lyon County Library can breathe a bit easier this week knowing that regular library services will be available in the future. more »»

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June 20, 2014 Weather to the extreme THUMBS DOWN: The Midwest section of the country has seen its share of devastation at the hands of recent storm systems, especially in Nebraska where two lives were lost... more »»

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June 13, 2014 Shooting for success THUMBS UP: Congratulations to all the youth who took part in the recent Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Championship on June 9. more »»

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June 9, 2014 Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Measles: A deadly disease not yet vanquished The advent of safe, effective vaccines makes it easy to forget that measles were a childhood rite of passage... more »»

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June 6, 2014 Moving on from the convention SIDEWAYS THUMBS: We weren’t at last weekend’s GOP State Convention, so we won’t pile on in the aftermath of what happened when gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert... more »»

On presidential firings

June 6, 2014 President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive... more »»

Short takes for May 30

May 30, 2014 Closing the lock THUMBS UP: We’re glad to see our representatives in Washington, D.C. come through with successful legislation that will close the Upper St. more »»

Veterans deserve accountability after VA fallout

May 28, 2014 Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend sprinkled with cook-outs and old war movies on TV. more »»

Short takes for May 23

May 23, 2014 Another major merger SIDEWAYS THUMBS: Of course, it’s far too early to tell what the ramifications will be of the AT&T-DirecTV merger that has yet to be federally approved, but we get the sense... more »»

Short takes for may 16

May 16, 2014 Medical marijuana close to reality THUMBS UP: One thing the Legislature did get right was medical marijuana, where it was able to compromise after much emotional debate and testimony. Gov. more »»

4-day school weeks? Too good to be true

May 14, 2014 Hindsight may be 20/20, but the failed experiment to shorten the school week to four days, we believe, never stood a chance of panning ou. more »»

Senate scores on medical marijuana

May 8, 2014 Minnesota senators hit the ol’ nail on the head Tuesday when they advanced a bill that would make doctor-prescribed medical marijuana legal for people suffering from things like cancer, glaucoma,... more »»

Let’s embrace change

May 7, 2014 Winners and losers. Any time there are two sides, one would believe there will be winners and losers. But life doesn’t always imitate sports, or politics for that matter. more »»

Short takes for May 2

May 2, 2014 Camden gets props THUMBS UP: Calling it a haven for trout anglers and an oasis of woods and river valley, the StarTribune did a nice piece on Camden State Park in its Travel section Sunday. more »»

Short takes for April 25

April 25, 2014 Booze and bullets? Yikes! THUMBS DOWN: The Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 — signed into law in Georgia this week by Gov. Nathan Deal — is being called “extremism in action.” We call it stupid. more »»

Movies with messages

April 22, 2014 The letter to the editor printed above is right on, and it’s refreshing to see Hollywood offering up positive movies that deliver healthy and hopeful message. more »»

Short takes for April 18

April 18, 2014 Another one down THUMBS DOWN: This week we said good-bye to Marshall’s Pizza Hut, the second East College Drive pizza joint to die off in the last two years. more »»



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