Opinion

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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By Stephen Lane, Guest Columnist In an effort to educate people on the symptoms and treatment options of the worlds leading cause of blindness, June has long been declared Cataract Awareness Month by the organization Prevent Blindness America. There are millions of people across the globe dealing with glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, [...]

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A teacher’s recent email note to me asking for information about cyberbullying triggered powerful, unhappy memories. Her inquiry led me into the fascinating world of “cyberbulling.” The more I learned, the more convinced I became that this definitely is something families should discuss with youngsters this summer, if they haven’t already. My unhappy memories include [...]

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