Opinion

  Forty-five years ago, Princeton’s legendary baseball coach, Howard “Swede” Solheim, started an invitational tournament to coincide with the opening of the new baseball field at Mark Park, a field built under the leadership of Solheim. It was one of the first tournaments of its kind in Minnesota. Two weekends ago, at the field now [...]

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  At this point, Joe Walsh is the only common sense choice to be our county attorney in the upcoming Primary election. After the most recent controversy, it is plain to see that the atmosphere at the county attorney’s office is toxic.  I don’t think either the current county attorney or her assistant challenging her [...]

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Minnesota’s primary election will be held Aug. 12. One of the candidates for Mille Lacs County Attorney is Joe Walsh. Joe started to research this position last fall and decided that running for county attorney was the way he could have the most positive impact on the citizens of Mille Lacs County. During this research, [...]

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This morning (Jul 10) I read Margaret Carlson’s delightful op ed piece in the Strib regarding Warren G. Harding’s lurid correspondence with Carrie Fulton Phillips. Once I had to go to the dictionary, because I did not know what billets doux meant; I was hoping for something a bit more saucy than “love letter.”  Whatever, [...]

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State shows which districts, charters will receive more dollars per pupil for 2014-15 school year Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking [...]

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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which was Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, was looking forward to seeing his “buddies” he [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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