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Robert Saxton

Bemidji, MN
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Posted on 01/23/14 at 08:37 am in response to The evolution of Walter Mitty's villains

I've appreciated Eric Black's writing and reporting over many years, but this article reads like a junior high book report. "It's not bad"? "I don't urge you to see it or anything"?? Forgive me, but this movie was frigging brilliant. This movie cause me to post my first-ever "Go see this" note on Facebook. It left me, my kids and my wife breathless. If you want to float out of the theater with warm feelings that will last and last, well, GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

Wow, look at the arrows being slung towards Mrs. Mickelsen! Look at the assumptions being made of her motives and her belief system! To all the couch commentators here, I'll say this: that woman has put more blood, sweat and tears volunteering for progressive causes and candidates than anybody you will ever know. It takes no courage to criticize politicians or platforms from the opposing party, but it takes a helluva pair to criticize members of your own and that's what she's doing and she's...

Posted on 06/18/13 at 09:47 am in response to Minnesota has fifth fastest-growing economy in nation

...full of everything from Jew-hating, Hitler-youth, to nationalistic soldiers, to people coerced into the party in order to further (i.e.. not endanger) their careers, to reservists who had no choice. I lived in France for years and am friends with people who were occupied in the North and the South of that country who had very different experiences depending on who was doing the occupying. What if the guys with the swastikas were 35 year old, married, reservists, who were called up away...

Posted on 03/15/13 at 07:37 am in response to Neocons and the Iraq War: Their view then and now 10 years later

So much for personal responsibility. I would have enjoyed seeing Mr. Weber do his talking with both hands covering his rear end. He and the neocons were dead wrong then and they are pathetically, pathologically, wrong now. Our Mideast disasters were predictable by anyone with a shred of observational skills and knowledge of human behavior. There were a few of us lonely souls out there, yelling, demonstrating, trying to prevent this disaster, but a panicked nation, fueled by the neocon...

Posted on 11/05/12 at 03:46 pm in response to Small-town Minnesota publisher supports gay marriage, loses subscribers

What a great Editorial, a great Paper and a GREAT COMMUNITY!

Posted on 03/20/12 at 08:57 pm in response to Don Shelby joins BringMeTheNews, leaves MinnPost

Thanks for some great reporting and a strong voice for the environment, Don. You'll be sorely missed. Best wishes to you and yours!

Horrible, horrible, horrible!!! How did Pawlenty get nearly everything he wanted for the last 8 years, utterly trashing the state's finances and now Dayton caves in to extremist, shrill, anti-society Republicans? We have no fighters left in the Democratic party. Time for a third option all over again...

I tried to get onto the DNR website to get lake information to take my boys fishing this morning and...shut down. Here's my message to anti-tax republicans: if you aren't willing to raise revenues and SACRIFICE a bit to support our lakes, parks, wildlife and state, then you aren't Minnesotans - you just live here.

Posted on 06/01/11 at 05:31 pm in response to 'Too many people flee': A dispatch from New Ulm

We spent five years in a fairly small town (Wadena, pop. 4,200) before moving to a much larger one (Bemidji). My observation is this: all it takes is few go-getters with energy to make a small town interesting and full of vitality. To that end - we're sending you three of our best, New Ulm! Best of luck to John, Brooke and Emily. Bemidji will miss them dearly.

Posted on 04/19/11 at 06:58 am in response to On energy and the environment, Michael Noble keeps politicians honest

Thanks for reporting on this, Don. I am mortified by the wanton ignorance in our legislature regarding environmental issues. We need to hold their feet to the fire bad. On that note, MinnPost please make these articles Facebook-able (?) so that we can spread the word. Keep up the good work.