Opinion

Andrew Carnegie’s life certainly changed when, at the age of 13, he was one of four fortunate working boys invited to enter and borrow books from Col. James Anderson’s personal library in Allegheny, Penn. A bobbin boy at a cotton gin, who attended school in Scotland only between the ages of 8 and 12, Carnegie [...]

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Stocks rise, fall … and rise again. Volatility certainly came back to Wall Street during the first several weeks of 2014 in the form of a 7.2 percent descent for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and a 5.9 percent retreat for the NASDAQ. The declines gave investors pause: was a correction underway? Would bulls be [...]

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“I called upon your name, O Lord, from the bottom of the pit; you heard me call, ‘Let not your ear be deaf to my cry for help!’ You came to my aid when I called to you; you said, ‘Have no fear!’” Lamentations 3:55-57. How often do we hear reassurance but not believe it? [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here [...]

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Sydney Spreck, Pony Express Columnist Many students live with fear in their everyday lives due to bullying at school. Certain groups of students are targeted more than others due to their race, sexual preferences or gender identification. These groups of students need stronger protection under state law because they are the kids being more frequently targeted [...]

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