Opinion

A 21st Century Shame: Food Insecurity in Minnesota By Clarence Hightower Guest Columnist After witnessing the national media coverage of the Chicago Public Schools Teacher’s Strike of 2012, one distinct and disturbing image still haunts me. I clearly remember many parents asking; in fact begging city officials to keep the schools open as it was [...]

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Reptiles native and alien at Springbrook Nature Center By Gael Zembal Guest Columnist Recently, Springbrook Nature Center has played host to a tiny creature that has captivated every person who sees her. She is a brown anole — pronounced “uh-knoll” — a reptile similar to a small gecko, and is a native of Cuba and [...]

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To the Editor: On Saturday, Aug. 9, 54 antique cars left New London on their annual endurance run to New Brighton. The 120-plus mile trek ended in New Brighton for 52 of those cars at the Long Lake Regional Park as part of the city’s annual Stockyard Days. On behalf of the Board of Directors, [...]

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  Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our [...]

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My Fascination with Fungi By Mike Maher - Guest Columnist Before I met my wife and began her training program to turn me into a somewhat civilized member of society, I lived in a rundown old house in Lanesboro, Minn. It really should have been condemned. The floors sagged, there was no central heating, and all [...]

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