Opinion

By Lee Salisbury We all agree religion has its place in America. But Hobby Lobby Corporation and many in the Christian community do a disservice promoting the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Hobby Lobby’s national newspaper ads quoting America’s founders George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin [...]

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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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  By Tom Purcell I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.” “Update it?” “That’s right. Our current president isn’t following it much anyhow, so why don’t you recite it from the top so we can [...]

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By Tom Nelson We live and work in one of the most picturesque places in all of Minnesota. The world of art surrounds us each and every day. It is a where we go for relaxation, enjoyment and stimulation. The arts refresh our spirits and give us inspiration as we attempt to put meaning into [...]

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As the engraved, granite sidewalk footstones citing the names and dates of service at the entrance to the Stillwater Veterans Memorial attest, a significant number of St. Croix Valley men served during the Vietnam war era as draftees or volunteers, enlisted men and officers. By the late 1960s and into the early 70s, having honorably [...]

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