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Poverty is a reality I was glad to see that our local schools did address their hot lunch policies. I do believe there was "under-reporting" from two schools as to the actual numbers of students that were not given meals and/or not given hot meals.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:21pm

I never get upset at progressive liberals for being progressive liberals. What I disagree with is their financial concepts. The reason I no longer support the Republicans is because there aren’t any real conservatives left in their mainframe, they’ve become nothing more than Democrat Lite. They...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:59pm

Unfinished journey Sometimes when one journeys through life, you have the privilege to meet outstanding people. Bonnie Cumberland would be in the top five in my book.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:58pm

Minnesota in the top 10 Top 10 what? Worst tax states. Each year the Tax Foundation surveys all states and comes up with a list of The “best” and “worst” states based on a number of factors. Minnesota ranked fourth on the “worst” list. Special thanks to Dayton, John Ward and all the lib...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:10pm

The Duluth complex The copper, nickel and platinum group elements in the Duluth complex have been studied since 1948. The price of copper has gone from under $1,000 per ton to above $8,000 per tone, in that time.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:13pm

Don't degrade virtue The Jan. 29 'Corporate greed abounds' says: "Corporate America cares not for Americans, but only for the dollars that they only need to feed their ego, with no consciousness for the average man.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:13pm

We are what we eat Statistics show that a man my age, 60, if he's average, is taking some three different types of prescription drugs. Along with that, he might be drinking alcohol and other things .

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:13pm

It’s best to forgive Exactly what is the meaning of Valentine’s Day? A date for some or a package on the table waiting to be opened? Is Valentine’s a simple smile or hug? Could it mean time together just doing nothing? It could consist of lots of special ways to express your thoughts or feelin...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:13pm

Loss of freedom I awakened this morning with a feeling of loss of freedom, my country has been taken from me.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:00am

Stewart Mills, GOP candidate for the 8th District, was quoted saying that from his experience at Fleet Farm headquarters cases of people with pre-existing medical conditions were few in number and that the Minnesota high risk pool (Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association) was a viable option for...

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 8:59pm