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Editorials

Expanding vaccine eligibility list

It may be a small step, dependent wholly on the limited availability of COVID-19 vaccines, but the state of Minnesota is expanding the list of people eligible to receive the vaccine. A pilot program, being held in nine sites throughout the state, will begin taking appointments this week to ...

King’s dream

Martin Luther King Jr. would be 92 this week. He was 39 when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee for his leadership in the Civil Rights movement. In the 53 years since his death, one would hope we have taken steps, made some progress, toward achieving his goal expressed in his famous ...

Thumbs Up/Down

A bit of normalcy THUMBS UP: People are actually going into local restaurants, sitting down and eating meals. Patrons are enjoying a beverage at their local bar. At the Lyric 3, they are sitting down with giant tubs of popcorn to watch the latest Wonder Woman movie. It’s nice to see a bit ...

Vaccinations depend on supplies

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced an expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination eligibility rules. The state is going to allow hospitals and health care systems to vaccinate a broader category of Minnesotans. This would include people who are not frontline health care workers, but who ...

The most ludicrous senator

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled 117th Congress will benefit from what freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., did at the end of the 116th. It and Hawley will soon recede into the mists of memory, but this should be remembered: Before Hawley immolated his brief political career ...

Where to now?

The U.S. House of Representatives made Donald J. Trump the first U.S. president ever to be impeached twice on Wednesday. There’s little chance that Trump, as a result, will be removed from office one second earlier than his allotted time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he ...