Opinion

BY STEPHEN HALSEY GUEST COLUMNIST If you are of a certain vintage, you recall the frequent bar fights on 1960s classic TV programs, such as “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.” A “cocktail” of alcohol, testosterone and romance frequently still results in bar fights. Just search on Google “why men fight in bars,” and you will find some [...]

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Support Judge Susan Miles Judge Susan R. Miles is up for reelection for the position of district court judge in the 10th Judicial District, a position she has held for the past 17 years. As an attorney, I have appeared before Judge Miles numerous times and have a great deal of respect for her. She [...]

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BY KEITH ANDERSON ECM PUBLISHER There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in [...]

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ECM EDITORIAL BOARD The 4th Congressional District, which encompasses Ramsey County and much of the East Metro, including Stillwater, is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by DFL-endorsed Betty McCollum who is seeking her eighth term. We are supporting her reelection because she has valuable experience in the House where she has seniority on [...]

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BY DANNY TYREE GUEST COLUMNIST For those arriving late: I love to sink my teeth into the newest silly fad and satirize it until it resembles something the cat dragged in. That will NOT be happening this week. According to a Boston Globe article bearing the headline “Happier Endings For Dying Pets And Their Owners,” [...]

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Menikheim has leadership skills needed for council My personal experience with Doug Menikheim has been nothing short of exceptional. As a leader of a local nonprofit organization, Friends of Stillwater Area Dog Park, I found Doug’s help and advice to be most valuable. He has guided our group for years, putting in a lot of [...]

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