Opinion

One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind as we enter summer and the July Fourth holiday – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a family can do together this summer is [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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By Tom Nelson Last Monday I put on a pressed shirt, tied a Windsor knot in my tie, slipped on my suit coat, packed my lunch and headed out the door on my way to work as the interim superintendent for the Stillwater Area Public School District. This process is repeated every day by many [...]

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To the editor: I was disappointed that our excellent state auditor, Rebecca Otto, is facing a primary challenge from a wealthy opponent who has failed in two prior statewide campaigns, for governor and for attorney general. He clearly doesn’t understand the job, and is mischaracterizing her record. Otto, the DFL-endorsed, two term incumbent, has won [...]

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