Columns

It is a common occurrence: people receive a mailing claiming that a car’s warranty is expired. The mailer lists the make, model, and year of the car, leading people to believe the mailing is an official notice from their manufacturer or dealer. Instead, these mailings are often solicitations…

From an ‘o’ to an ‘a’ makes a world of difference some times. I have wondered at times why this country measures distances in feet, yards, rods and miles, etc., instead of using the metric system of meters, kilometers, etc. So I let the mind wander in addition to wondering. Permit me to go o…

It goes without saying, but this year’s crop planting is behind schedule. In fact, there have officially been 0.0 days suitable for planting in Minnesota. Truly, the snowy, muddy mix that’s sitting on the ground is cramping farmers’ style and making us all feel a bit nervous about the odds o…

Editorials

From our nation and state leaders’ constant partisanship to the seemingly endless stream of terror attacks and mass murders to the months-long spate of headlines filled with accusations and revelations of sexual misconduct, 2017 was a particularly challenging year.

On Sunday night — Christmas Eve — Christians throughout the world will gather in church sanctuaries and wait for the coming of midnight and the proclamation once again that Christ is born. The tradition of celebrating Christmas — the birth of Christ — is old. St. John Chrysostom, the patriar…

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