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November 11, 2016
Amy Klobuchar: On Veterans Day and every day, honoring service
Every year, right after Election Day, we gather to honor our veterans. But this year's election was unlike many others. It was contentious. It got ugly. It even tested the bounds of our democracy. So, here we are. On the other side. And after so much focus on what divides us, today...
November 11, 2016 - 12:30pm
Pat Rupp: Going on the road again
One of the best aspects of senior citizenship is having the ability — cost and inconvenience notwithstanding — to travel. My marriage partner and I have taken advantage of that freedom often over the past decade but never anything quite like last month's 10-day road trip...
November 11, 2016 - 5:30am
November 5, 2016
Pat Rupp: Newspapers and the Match Game
Though happily married and well beyond the need for such services, I am nonetheless intrigued by the abundance of dating services advertised online and on television. Most require detailed personal information which a computer matches with others who have like interests. Some cater...
November 5, 2016 - 5:30am
October 22, 2016
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
My first and only Air Force assignment after basic training came my way back in the fall of 1969 in what would turn out to be a four-year gig at Lackland Air Force Base located in San Antonio, Texas. One of the clearest memories of that autumn was following the political shenanigans...
October 22, 2016 - 5:43am
October 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: The greatest story barely told
Eight years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the United States Congress enacted Title IX of the Educational Amendments, legislation that changed the landscape of high school and college athletics forever. The guts of the law reads as follows: "No person in the United...
October 15, 2016 - 5:48am
September 23, 2016
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
The term "generation gap" has probably been around since at least the early 1900s when Americans born from 1880 to 1900 were tabbed the Lost Generation because of the large loss of American lives in World War I. Each passing generation has earned its own moniker starting with the...
September 23, 2016 - 5:22am
September 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: Mom and P.T. were right
Maplewood police reported last week that five of its citizens had been scammed out of $180,000 over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps that fact alone is enough to get one's attention, but the details are even more eye-popping. One poor soul contracted with a company online that would...
September 15, 2016 - 5:53am
September 9, 2016
Faith Notes: Feel Free to disturb our Lord
When you walk down a hotel hallway, what do you often see hanging from the doorknobs? Little signs that say, "Do No Disturb" or "Come Back Later." What an accurate description of the attitude of many people toward the claims of Christ and God's promises for us. Not only on Sunday...
September 9, 2016 - 5:22am
September 8, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Reflections on five years writing
Welcome back! Summer is behind us; school is underway; Halloween is alive and well in all the stores. What more could you ask for? It was another quick summer. Onward to autumn.
September 8, 2016 - 5:21am
June 26, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
I’ve been watching a lot of Law and Order lately, driving my family crazy with the constant “DUN DUN” sound effect from the show. It’s even worse when I walk around the house using it to make things more dramatic. “The question remains, family, who left the milk out? DUN...
June 26, 2016 - 5:59am
June 25, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
I was never supposed to be here. Not this job. Definitely not this long. I didn’t grow up dreaming of reporting the news. I never took a journalism class. I never wanted to break the next Watergate. I don’t even like Watergate. It exposed a massive government scandal, and I guess...
June 25, 2016 - 5:59am
June 18, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 5:59am
June 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Know when to fold ‘em yourself
I get it. I do. Laundry is a pain. Folding clothes is tedious. And we’re all still waiting for the Jetsons-style robot housekeeper that will take care of it all without murdering us in our sleep. That’s the real American dream. Well, that and making every other workday as casual...
June 13, 2016 - 5:59am
June 12, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Ad nauseam
Social media, the whipping boy of any generation born before Facebook, definitely has its faults. Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, virtual scamming, not to mention getting poked or having a virtual snowball thrown at you. However, this crazy social experiment hasn’t been all bad....
June 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Faith notes: What does redemption mean?
Some of the things churches and pastors are guilty of is using fancy Bible words. Sometimes these words are used only in churches on Sundays and therefore we have a hard time understanding what they mean. One such word is “redemption.” Many Bible translations use the word redemption...
June 12, 2016 - 5:59am