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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
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Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
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Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
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Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
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Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
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Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
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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
Nathan Hansen: Happily ever after (with guns)
The classic fairy tales were pretty dark stories. Wicked people met violent ends, and even the heroes tended to have a rough go of things. Snow White found her prince, but not before she got put into a deep sleep by a poison apple and had to share a cabin with seven dwarves who just...
April 11, 2016 - 9:14am
April 3, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Mixed-up memories
There’s nothing like a family gathering to ruin the golden memories of your past. It’s amazing how everyone remembers your memories wrong. I was with my husband’s family for a birthday party last week. Someone started reminiscing. Remember the yellow station wagon with wood...
April 3, 2016 - 6:48am
Student voices: One last skate
I have a lot of trouble committing to things. I can’t commit to a lipstick, an outfit or plans. How-ever, there’s been one thing in my life I’ve stayed committed to from the beginning. Since I was 3, I’ve been skating. I started on a pond, progressed to learn-to-skate programs...
April 3, 2016 - 6:15am
April 2, 2016
Nathan Hansen: It’s robots versus jerks
I hope by now you all know my feelings about the robot uprising. It’s coming sooner than you may think, and when it does I want to make it clear that I can be of great value to the new cyborg ruling class. Robots like puns and dumb jokes, right? I can knock those out all day long....
April 2, 2016 - 6:15am
March 26, 2016
Nathan Hansen: The future is literally virtual
Back when I was a substantially younger person, the technology world was in a big rush to convince everyone virtual reality was our path toward some bright science-fiction future. We were all led to believe we were just months away from strapping on a pair of goggles and slipping...
March 26, 2016 - 6:14am
March 21, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Leave the caucuses alone
This is an open letter to certain politicians pushing to change Minnesota’s amazing caucus procedures to a boring primary election. Mind you, this appeal is purely emotional and not based on statistics or facts, since both statistics and facts tend to favor the change. (You Millennials...
March 21, 2016 - 6:14am
March 20, 2016
Student voices: Abby is ready for summer
I miss summer. Let me get this straight. I don’t want to wish away any of my remaining time in high school. I’m enjoying every second of senior year, and now that we’re down to the final stretch of third trimester, all the fun things are starting to take place and the dull of...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am