Opinion

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 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

BY JODY THONE – GUEST COLUMNIST My daughter Kirsten plans to nab my jewelry when I die. My son Nicholas has his eye set on his dad’s snow boots. And while I make jokes about my kids’ strange-but-true post-mortem requests, I think there’s a serious conversation lying under the surface. What is my legacy? Who [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

I’ve been sheltering domestic animals, strays, abused, orphaned and feral for nearly 50 years whenever my lifestyle could accommodate them. I now care for seven dogs and 12 cats. There is compatibility and a lot of love in my home. Learning to get along is what it’s all about. I live alone in near pristine [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

BY DANNY TYREE – SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Suddenly, I don’t feel so alone. According to the Internal Revenue Service, roughly one in five Americans file federal and state income tax returns in the final week before the April 15 deadline. Yes, every year, despite my best intentions, I wind up rushing to complete my returns at [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow