Opinion

BY STEVE HALSEY GUEST COLUMNIST The Department of Corrections (DOC), the state agency which is responsible for prison administration and the supervision of felons on probation, and which makes sentencing recommendations to judges, has considered and implemented alternatives to incarceration over many years. Those in prison for a definite term serve two-thirds of the sentence […]

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Did you know that neural (brain) fatigue shows up with physical signs? We all know after we get done sitting all day in a seminar (hopefully an interesting one) that we are physically exhausted. But what we don’t realize is this can happen to us every day because of our movement or lack of good […]

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Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, Senate and governor, so it’s likely […]

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When it comes to life insurance, you have two primary options: term life insurance and permanent life insurance. Term insurance is fairly straightforward and offers affordable life insurance coverage for a specific amount of money over a specific period of time. Permanent life insurance, however, comes in many shapes and sizes. While its primary purpose […]

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BY JOEL MARTIN GUEST COLUMNIST After one of the funerals this year at Christ Lutheran in Marine on Saint Croix, a family member stopped to thank me as they were leaving. This, in itself, is nothing new. People often offer their thanks to pastors and funeral home directors for the care, for the service, for […]

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