Opinion

Last week was the first committee deadline in the House and Senate. Several important issues came up in St. Paul, and I would like to give you an update of what’s happening at the Capitol. Taxes After pressure from Governor Dayton and House Democrats, the Senate finally acted on its own tax bill March 21. [...]

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As I sit here writing this column there are many thoughts going through my head. In this world of social media and instant communication there is no doubt word has spread that I have signed a contract to be superintendent in a school district outside of Des Moines, Iowa. I have notified the school board [...]

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Little things matter. When planning for retirement, people naturally think about the big things — arranging sufficient income, amassing enough savings, investing so that you don’t outlive your money, managing forms of risk. All of this is essential. Still, there are also little financial adjustments you can make at mid-life that may pay off significantly [...]

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“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me,” Galatians 2:20. When I came across this passage in Galatians nearly 20 years ago while I was studying at seminary, it washed over me with a gentle, warm rain, because it felt so comforting and confident. It surprised me because I was [...]

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BY BUFF GRACE – GUEST COLUMNIST Before Marty Stuart’s country song “Too Much Month at the End of the Money” popularized the concept, churches in Stillwater began working together to ease this all-too-common burden in a project called Last Sunday Supper. For 17 years, diners have been able to show up at Ascension Episcopal Church [...]

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