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Rosalind Kohls

Glencoe, MN
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A county food shelf director said this also was a big problem for their clients. They didn't know how to cook and always wanted convenience foods, which the food shelf didn't have.
In addition, I don't think many of the food shelf clients had proper pots and pans or a stove on which to cook. It'[s also likely they can't read a cookbook.
However, Karen's idea of bringing back required home economics classes in junior high is the best idea yet.

Posted on 12/09/14 at 03:25 pm in response to How will Obama's body-camera proposal affect the Twin Cities?

Cameras produce "evidence." The bullet holes in Michael Brown's body in Ferguson also produced "evidence." Yet many ignored evidence that showed Brown did not have his hands up in the air when he was shot. They are still chanting, "hands up, don't shoot" to this day.
Cameras aren't going to help if the evidence they produce is ignored.

Posted on 11/25/14 at 02:32 pm in response to In latest push for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, a new strategy

This is a mystifying issue. It's not blue laws or community norms that are causing the problem. It seems to be competition. Liquor store managers who choose to stay closed on Sundays are worried their competitors will choose to be open. And they will lose sales. As a result, these liquor store managers want the state to force everyone to be closed, no matter what. Protecting liquor stores from competition is not the state's responsibility.

If young people perceive they are voting for or against cutting edge issues they will vote. In 2008 they had the choice whether to vote for a young, hip, first-black- president-in-history. In 2012, they had gay marriage to consider.
But in 2014, they had no issues on the ballot that were trendy or cool, so a lot of young people didn't vote.
If young people perceive both of the candidates for president in 2016 as boring, they are not going to vote then either.

If President Obama was really concerned about the illegal immigrants' plight, he would have acted when the Democrats controlled both the Senate and House in 2009 and 2010. But Obama noticed he and his policies are falling out of favor the last couple of years, especially Obamacare. He was particularly humiliated by the results of the midterm elections this month. As a result, Obama is sticking it to Americans by cramming this executive order down our throats. He knows most of us don't want...

Posted on 11/14/14 at 11:59 am in response to Going deep on Minneapolis schools' suspension crisis

No child...should be subjected to harsh discipline that is inappropriate for the behavioral issue at hand." Amen. Any teacher that is doing this should be fired. That being said, basing discipline on race is racist. What the Minneapolis school district is doing, by reviewing the discipline of children for only those who are children of color, is racist.

Pipelines are much safer than moving oil by trains. I'm surprised environmentalists aren't screaming for more pipelines. This is a counter-productive lawsuit.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 12:42 pm in response to Hair, hockey and geeks: the top political advertising themes of 2014

I could never figure out how DFLers thought going after Mills' wealth was supposed to work, when Dayton, the guy at the head of the DFL ticket, is mega-rich from inherited wealth himself.

I wonder why the 18-year and 19-year-olds were included in this study. They are adults. Less than half of the girls in the study were minors. Did the researchers have problems finding enough girls who fit the criteria?
Also, isn't it obvious that the results showed the majority of users wanted long-lasting birth control? It's like doing a study to see if people like ice cream. Of course, they do. I hope the researchers didn't use taxpayer money for this study. What a waste of time.

Being able to get birth control pills over-the-counter will make them less expensive than making an office visit to a physician to get a prescription.
Also, birth control pills cost much less than cell phone service, talk and text, for which even poor women don't mind paying. I know, because I took them for years.
However, they include powerful hormones, so I wouldn't want minors to be able to buy them without some supervision. Maybe birth control pills could be sold only to...