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Youth hockey is a popular sport in Minnesota with over 40,000 players competing in the state. Coaching youngsters how to check properly is paramount, because illegal checking can cause serious injuries. Without proper rules and penalties rigorously applied, young people could become seriously injured, as was the case of Jack Jablonski who is paralyzed because […]

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It’s hard to imagine that one out of every 10 Minnesotans is now living in poverty. For a family of four that’s an annual income of about $23,000 or $442 per week. In the last 10 years, poverty rates grew by three percent in Minnesota. What’s most surprising is that it’s no longer confined to […]

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A study by the League of Minnesota Cities reveals that people value their basic community services and are willing to pay higher taxes for them — different than what political parties would have you believe. Republican Party legislators want their constituents to believe that the body public opposes increasing state taxes and favors cutting aid […]

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Congratulations to all of you who graduated from Princeton High School last Friday. This is a very special time. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life and opens a world of endless possibilities — possibilities that may overwhelm you at times. It’s completely normal to feel a little apprehensive about the […]

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A 12-year-old girl from Plymouth is half way to her goal of collecting a million gently used books for needy children. Already she and volunteers through their organization, Read Indeed, have collected 618,702 books. Maria Keller, a sixth grader at Orono Middle School, who loves to read, got the idea when her mother mentioned that […]

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The popularity of professional sports, particularly football, ran rough shod over political forces that tried to stop building a third stadium in Minnesota. The $975 million stadium bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton proved once again that the politics and power of sports reign. This power play by business leaders, strong-arm politics and […]

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Strong American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) posts and their auxiliaries are  valuable for enhancing  the  welfare of veterans, promoting patriotism  and enriching the lives in their local communities. In many communities, Legion and VFW Post headquarters are the centers where many local events take place. Minnesota is fortunate to have 112,000 Legion […]

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