Opinion

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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Regional airport managers in the Twin Cities area are concerned because there aren’t enough young men and women flying private and commercial airplanes to replace the retiring pilots. There also is a growing shortage of trained people to fill the aeronautical jobs of the future. One way to grow individuals’ interests in aviation and space […]

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There’s snow in the forecast. Now we’re Minnesotans. We know what winter looks like, and how hard it can be. We’ve lived through the crazy snow drifts and the negative temperatures. We’ve dealt with frozen car doors and impossibly dense snow. We’ve lived through the Polar Vortex … twice, is it? And we still live […]

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Growing up as a first-born of three, I was a bossy, know-it-all, care giving, overprotective, overly-cautious, obsessively worrying, yet aggressive and fearless leader. And all I wanted to do was be a mom. Although as a 9-year-old the idea of motherhood seemed a pipe dream, I felt called to it. Making my sisters’ beds for […]

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