CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts.
S... Posted on 12/5/13 at 10:13 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II meaningful mondays: exploring joy
[So that I can share my weekly faith columns that run in our daily newspaper, Meaningful Mondays will be a duplication of those essays, published Saturdays in The Forum and reprinted here with permiss... Posted on 1/21/13 at 12:08 AM
JIMMY JABBER Flood proved worth of electronic media
Duluth was treated to Mother Natures softer side during Grandmas Marathon weekend so much so that the News Tribune pointed it out in the headline of a follow-up story Monday.
What she brought out ... Posted on 6/23/12 at 11:00 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Stadium backers don't believe everything they read
Dont believe everything you read, especially in sports blogs and columns about government issues.
That is what some Minnesota politicians say after dealing with Vikings stadium issues for months, or ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 2:13 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Plagiarism in North Dakota, Minnesota
One of the biggest stories of the day is this sad tale of a 28-year journalism veteran who allegedly plagiarized most of the columns he wrote in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Jon Flatland even won an a... Posted on 3/9/12 at 11:09 AM
I do not hunt. I did not grow up in a family that went hunting. I have never taken hunters safety and, up until about a year ago, I had never fired a gun. So imagine my surprise when my child asks me if he can go hunting.
I was bullied when I was in grade school and middle school. I was tall and skinny, and I wore glasses. For these and other reasons, I was frequently harassed and intimidated. While my methods of dealing with those issues were different than what we recommend these days, I do understand what it is like to be bullied, and I am committed to eliminating bullying to whatever extent possible.
In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law prohibiting intimidation and bullying in schools. It provides for no accountability and no effective date by which schools must start to comply. No wonder Minnesota’s law is rated dead last — 49th in the nation — in effectiveness.
Here’s hoping today’s columnist Roger Chamberlain reads what today’s other columnist, John Johnson, has to say. Because by pointing to North Dakota’s anti-bullying law, Johnson may have shown Minnesota’s Republicans and Democrats alike the way forward.
If the Iran nuclear program, now several decades old, had really been “halted” shortly after U.S. forces invaded neighboring Iraq, we would not be desperately pursuing agreements to stop it now, as about 10,000 centrifuges spin to enrich uranium.
I’m pretty certain my wife and kids tire of my stories from “back in the day” or “how things used to be.” More often than not, it’s a discussion about how technology and electronic advances keep people from getting outside, or the capability to visit with new “friends” while waiting in checkout lines.
We climbed into the patrol car on a dark Sunday morning at 6 with a light rain freezing on the windshield. I was getting a first-hand look at what it is like to be a sheriff’s deputy in the North Dakota Oil Patch by riding shotgun on the first day of December.
Few political feuds seem as deep or as intense as the one between Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Minnesota. The quarrel brought about the shutdown of state government twice in the past 10 years; and to this day, party leaders seem barely able to talk sometimes, stuck as they are in their competing worldviews.
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