Opinion

BY TODD KOCKELMAN GUEST COLUMNIST What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement? A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending and investing: behavioral [...]

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BY LIZ WESTERHAUS GAZETTE COLUMNIST I’m eating my judgment alongside my turkey sandwich for lunch today. It doesn’t taste good. Like many of us, I’ve had a hard time over the years, withholding judgement of other mothers. (We all do it one way or another.) Whether vocally through gossip, with our closest girlfriends and especially [...]

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BY STEPHEN HALSEY GUEST COLUMNIST If you are of a certain vintage, you recall the frequent bar fights on 1960s classic TV programs, such as “Bonanza” and “Gunsmoke.” A “cocktail” of alcohol, testosterone and romance frequently still results in bar fights. Just search on Google “why men fight in bars,” and you will find some [...]

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Support Judge Susan Miles Judge Susan R. Miles is up for reelection for the position of district court judge in the 10th Judicial District, a position she has held for the past 17 years. As an attorney, I have appeared before Judge Miles numerous times and have a great deal of respect for her. She [...]

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BY KEITH ANDERSON ECM PUBLISHER There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in [...]

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ECM EDITORIAL BOARD The 4th Congressional District, which encompasses Ramsey County and much of the East Metro, including Stillwater, is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by DFL-endorsed Betty McCollum who is seeking her eighth term. We are supporting her reelection because she has valuable experience in the House where she has seniority on [...]

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