• DFL CD 5 report

    BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The DFL’s Fifth Congressional District Convention was held at South High School on Saturday, May 7. A little over 200 delegates from a total of 230 precincts attended. As a Bernie Sanders pledged alternate, I got upgraded to delegate just before lunch time when one of the other Sanders delegates had to leave. The convention was […]

    DFL CD 5 report
  • RIP Prince

    April 21, 2016 It was a very unusual day … an extraordinary day.  I was in the mood for quiet time so the computer, TV and radio remained off while I sipped on “cold press” and read the morning paper after which I headed for the basement to do some purging.  Around 4 p.m. I was pushing Tommy in his […]

    RIP Prince
  • Namings

    BY TONY BOUZA Humans have extolled the virtues and memories of their heroes by naming things and places after them.  This serves as a gentle prod to memory as to the qualities we cherish and celebrate.  As with every other human activity this can be a fraught and complicated process. The Confederate Battle Flag has to be a provocation to […]

    Namings
  • They should be indicted

    BY ED FELIEN I accuse Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg of Murder in the Third Degree for the killing of Jamar Clark. According to Minnesota Statutes 609.195, Murder in the Third Degree happens when “Whoever, without intent to effect the death of any person, causes the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a […]

    They should be indicted

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