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Editorials

2022 graduates represent our future

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It’s a special time of the year. Not only are we enjoying the warmer weather, but it’s also a time to celebrate new beginnings such as graduations. From kindergarten to college, students can express a sigh of relief as they are ...

Pay homage to those who died in protecting, serving

Police officers in Massachusetts have been running and walking a 425-mile foot beat this week to honor Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia, who drowned last year attempting to rescue a drowning teenager last June. The officers honoring Familia are headed to Washington, D.C., where the ...

All of us need healing from pandemic- inflicted trauma

We, all of us who have endured this COVID-19 pandemic, are experiencing the insidious effects of post-traumatic stress, even as the pandemic is still happening, perhaps transitioning into another ingredient in the witches’ brew that is life on Earth. Like the coronavirus, these insidious ...

Keep it civil at school board meetings, with teachers

Mask requirements. Critical Race Theory. “Don’t say Gay.” There was a time not too long ago when controversial topics at a school board meeting were limited to a favorite teacher/administrator/coach not having a contract renewed, dress codes or a an allegedly biased coach. Those ...

A victory today comes with consequences tomorrow

The leaking to the press of a draft ruling to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion has caused a seismic ripple across the nation. It has also tainted the so-called sacredness of the Supreme Court. An angry Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. lambasted the leak as a ...

Farmers tired of waiting for drought relief aid

While front line workers and business owners inMinnesota can express a sigh of relief, farmers are still waiting. On Friday, Gov. Tim Walz signed into law legislation providing direct payments to frontline workers and replenishing the unemployment trust fund, providing tax relief for small ...