Opinion

With Minnesota’s population hovering around 5.4 million people, it’s no wonder that many of our 10,000 lakes are beginning to feel the stress of too much love. Boaters and anglers leave traces of their visits behind — a little engine oil here, a broken fishing line there. Pollution also washes into lakes from nearby farms [...]

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If you are like every other golfer in Minnesota, you’re probably chomping at the bit to get out and play. I actually saw some people at the range on Sunday. Call me crazy, but I don’t see the upside in hitting balls in the 40s. Particularly if you’re over 40. On Monday I had the [...]

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I have one patch of crystalized snow that refuses to melt in the corner of my lawn. As the rest of the yard slowly shows signs of returning life, this one little patch will not acquiesce to spring’s intentions. Like an old man who has weathered the war, it’s seen too much to soften again [...]

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Whenever I experience a big change in my life, it seems that a lift bridge will be there to greet me. It may seem like a strange thing to say, but when I look back on my proudest moments; a lift bridge is in the background. I left for college, like many do, with my [...]

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