Opinion

BY TINA DUPUY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST The second-largest drug store chain in the country has announced it will no longer sell cigarettes. Changing its corporate name to CVS Health, the company had previously vowed it was going to discontinue tobacco products in all of its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1 but, like ripping off a Band-Aid, they [...]

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BY NANCY SWANSON GUEST COLUMNIST Snacking on fruit and nuts … the persistent hiss of the pressure canner … tales of fair ribbons … the rich aroma of tomatoes, onions and peppers … high praise for a grater worthy of a State Fair hawker. We gathered around the church kitchen counter, a group of younger, [...]

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How do you come to conclusions and make decisions in your life? Do you typically tend to wait and carefully weigh all of the information before reaching a conclusion? Or, do you more often jump to a conclusion based on how you emotionally respond to the information you first hear? The nightly news often features [...]

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A very important bill was passed at the Minnesota Legislature this year — one that most average residents didn’t hear about, but that made a huge difference to local business owners — and Rep. Kathy Lohmer of 39B voted against it. When entrepreneurs want to open or expand a business in this state, they often [...]

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Big changes are coming for Minnesota’s high school students, and meetings are scheduled throughout the state to discuss them. That’s good because the changes are controversial. Minnesota has passed some education reform laws, like Postsecondary Enrollment Options, that have worked out well. We’ve adopted others, like the Profile of Learning graduation requirements that were disappointing [...]

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