Saturday, June 3, 2023

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You may wonder if my column has taken a radical twist. If you are wondering if I’m going to list the best-looking swimsuit models of 2023 or the best body builders of the decade, you will be disappointed. I want us to consider our bodies. Most of us probably would never rank our bodies in the “...
The half-way point of the 2023 Legislative Session is upon us with the first deadline looming on March 10th. A bill must be heard in a House OR Senate Committee by first deadline in order to progress in 2023 under normal conditions. Look for many lengthy hearings into the late evening hours during...
To the Editor: Mark your calendar for Township Day on March 14. Every resident of Minnesota’s 1,777 townships has the unique opportunity to participate Township Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The annual meeting on Township Day is what really sets townships apart from other forms of localgovernment...
To understand the scope and impact of charitable gambling in Minnesota, consider the small town of Claremont, population 584, as an example. Claremont Chamber of Commerce shares its gambling profits with groups in Dodge and Steele counties. Last year, that amounted to $186,097. It’s no wonder...
Many of us in Minnesota feed birds in the winter. With our harsh winters, it seems like the right thing to do. But for the most part, we do it for the entertainment the wide variety of our feathered friends provide during the long days of winter. Our feeder is located on the corner of the deck, so...
Are you ready for “March Madness?” I am talking about the penitential season of Lent. The journey through Lent that some denominations recognize and travel. For those who hold the season of Lent close in their hearts, it began on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023, and runs through April 6, 2023. In...
This year at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), we will reach a milestone of investing more than $50 million in our communities through grantmaking since our start in 1986. While these grants support a wide range of projects — from providing books to young children to supporting small...
Minnesotans have a tendency to get a little complacent this time of year if the weather takes a moderate turn. After the (relatively) warm weather we had been experiencing in February last week sent us back to reality. Forecasts were saying we could get a foot or more of snow on Wednesday and...
Sometime in my educational process, either a science or art teacher discussed the color white. They told me white light is a combination of all colors in the color spectrum. It has all the colors of the rainbow. In this model of color theory, the combination of all colors creates the perception of...
 “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” — Genesis 3:19, NRSV Bible   This year, the dust of Ash Wednesday got buried in snow. Many churches cancelled the worship service marking the...

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