Opinion
BY LORI SWANSON MN ATTORNEY GENERAL “Kay” was looking for a birthday present for a friend and decided to purchase a gift certificate for a local salon. When Kay bought the certificate, she asked if it had an expiration date or any fees. The cashier told her that the gift certificate would not ex...Read More
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BY NANCY SWANSON “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta   So often we think we have to do things on a big, big scale for them to really count. The newscasters of the world — no matter their media [...]...Read More
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BY NATASHA THORAGER Chances to see authors and illustrators in person are great motivation for readers. We are lucky to live in a state full of many talented authors and illustrators. Local bookstores offer regular opportunities for readers to come in to listen to the inside story behind the books a...Read More
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Legislators are upset over pay increases Gov. Mark Dayton has given his state department commissioners. Legislators say they were blindsided over excessive pay raises, even though they are legal. Now they are retaliating with bills to penalize the governor and even take away his pay-raising authorit...Read More
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