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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
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Girls basketball: Tigers avenge earlier loss to Burnsville
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Girls hockey: Upset of South sends Tigers to state
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Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
Opinion: Minnesotans should have a more affordable choice for health insurance
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June 4, 2016
Nathan Hansen: You’re on your own, seniors
I came to a bit of an uncomfortable realization a couple of summers ago. As I went through the paperwork associated with hiring our most recent high school interns, I noticed they were born remarkably close to the day I started my job at what was then a pair of weekly newspapers....
June 4, 2016 - 5:59am
May 29, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Family time matters
Remember a few years back when there was a national ad campaign pushing family dinner time? Having grown up in a family that dined together and then doing the same with my own family, I had raised an eyebrow at what seemed to be a no brainer. Didn’t all families eat together? Why...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am
Student voices: A tribute to Mr. Gottwig
A good teacher teaches the subject they are knowledgeable in, but a great teacher teaches their subject, and lessons that can be applied in life. Mr. Jeff Gottwig has been the director of bands at Farmington High School for 30 years, and more importantly, he has been my band director...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am
May 28, 2016
Nathan Hansen: My Saturday under water
As I type these words, there is a man I do not know sloshing around in my basement. There are a couple of things wrong with that sentence. First, I almost never have strangers in my basement. At least none that announce themselves. Second, “sloshing” is a verb almost never mentioned...
May 28, 2016 - 5:59am
May 21, 2016
Nathan Hansen: The thin, watery taste of patriotism
Budweiser is a company that is good at making advertisements for beer. They brought us Spuds Mackenzie, perhaps the most famous of all the dogs that could have benefitted from a 12-step program, and that series of ads where frogs croak out the company’s name. You might think it’s...
May 21, 2016 - 5:59am
May 15, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Bee a Millennial
I may technically be Generation X, but this last week I’ve been feeling rather Millennial. I don’t have any tattoos, and I’m not much for taking selfies, but I have been fascinated with how Millennials use the Internet for EVERYTHING! My brother-in-law uses Amazon so much he...
May 15, 2016 - 5:59am
Student voices: Oh, the places seniors will go
May 1 was decision day, and the class of 2016 is one step closer to graduating. On the Friday before that, everyone at school wore their college apparel, and it was amazing to see all the places our class will be going. College is the next step in our lives and I’m so excited for...
May 15, 2016 - 5:59am
May 8, 2016
Faith notes: Celebrating May’s good news
The Christian Church has three major holidays on the Church calendar. Can you name them? Now, maybe we haven’t thought about it much. But first comes Christmas. Most of us will probably think of that one. Then comes Easter. We’ll likely get that one too. But then … there’s...
May 8, 2016 - 5:59am
May 1, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Just a little helpful advice
After teaching two teenagers how to drive, my backseat driving is getting out of control. I hadn’t even realized it until recently when my husband became so irritated by my constant “helping,” he stopped the car and asked me if I wanted to drive. I said, “No, dear. You’re...
May 1, 2016 - 5:59am
Student voices: A tribute to Mom for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and although my prom conflicts with the actual day, I think every day should celebrate mothers. They have the hardest job in the world of raising children without any prior instruction, and my mother especially has put up with whining and...
May 1, 2016 - 5:59am
April 30, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Let’s go on the record
The first piece of music I remember buying was REM’s Green album on cassette tape. I might have bought something else before that, but if I did, I don’t remember what it was. I’d wonder if I was blocking it out, but I still clearly remember that the first two CDs I bought were...
April 30, 2016 - 5:59am
April 23, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Sticky floors for everybody
The movie industry has a challenge in front of it. As home televisions get bigger and better, the average potential moviegoer finds less and less reason to spend money that could go for Chipotle burritos and whatever subsequent medical care might be required just to watch the current...
April 23, 2016 - 5:59am
April 17, 2016
Student voices: A memorable trip south
Traveling the country has always proved to be amazing. I enjoy the thrill of experiencing new foods, places and people. This past week, I got the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, La. with the Farmington High School band program and it has been an experience that I could have...
April 17, 2016 - 5:59am
April 16, 2016
Nathan Hansen: We’re finally uncapping the weather
Weather forecasts are a big deal. If rain is going to ruin your family picnic or a tornado is going to uproot your house and send you and your little dog to a magical land where scarecrows talk and everybody is surprisingly cool with you dropping an entire building on someone, you...
April 16, 2016 - 5:59am
April 11, 2016
Faith notes: What if Easter never happened?
Easter has come and gone. Chances are you spent the holiday going to church, eating a big, hearty meal, hunting for Easter eggs and delving into a container of Peeps (unless, like me, you’re not a fan of the sugary marshmallows). You probably sang all the classic hymns — including...
April 11, 2016 - 9:57am