Although my body has begun its inexorable decline, I don’t feel in the grasp of despair. In fact, I most often feel grateful, thankful for just how far this bag of bones has carried me, for how resilient it remains despite all the punishment it has taken over the decades.
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People walk by these benches every day going about their business and seldom notice that they are indeed memorials.
The long-term conservation and upkeep of our waterways and ensuring boaters are practicing safe and responsible boating, is not only for boater’s continued enjoyment, but for the larger economy it helps drive.
Union leaders claim the interests of white teachers and families of color are essentially the same, writes local education activist Lynnell Mickelsen. Sometimes this is true. Sometimes it isn’t.
Gov. Walz and the newly elected legislative leaders of our state have a choice: They can boldly prioritize elderly Minnesotans by providing adequate funding for their care, or they can maintain the status quo that is leaving seniors and their caregivers to suffer.
Where Republicans put up extremist candidates with hostility toward democracy, they lost.
Jensen’s endorsement and subsequent nomination, a pleasant outcome for the MAGA faithful, spelled doom for the party in state elections.
While they are not a substitute for permanent housing or longer-term housing solutions, tent encampments can provide temporary relief for many individuals and households who do not have access to such housing opportunities.
Lehan: When so much attention flows to a youngster’s athletic gifts, it’s easy to forget what the ‘whole person’ needs
Special education teachers provide wide-reaching benefits to society and a shortage of them should worry us all.
Polio can be eradicated very soon, but the challenges need to be met swiftly and with resources.
Who are we really? Our values lay in knowing who we are. We are miracles walking on earth. But we won’t get to realize this until we look inward and resuscitate that dormant body with damaged roots.
While polling may be informative, it is also manipulative, and potentially destructive to American politics. For many reasons, the media should stop polling and also stop reporting on polls.
We implore Minnesota lawmakers and policymakers to take action to invest in our citizens struggling every day to live in dignity and respect.
The effects of siphoning the water of the Mississippi toward other states could alleviate some of the shortages out West, but result in drastic effects on the ecosystem here and in time create new shortages and issues for those living in the Midwest.
I myself, I’m a Minnesotan who is more than ready to step up to vote for a multiracial democracy and a safer climate future.
The progress our state has made towards our clean energy goals is worth celebrating, but it’s just the beginning.
Paul Wellstone was not a social do-gooder who believed in heaven on earth; he understood that, in his words, to “build a better earth on earth” you needed to exercise power by building the coalitions.
More than 2,000 businesses, including a number of large enterprises … have joined a movement called “Time to Vote” … encouraging employees to vote through paid time off, a no meetings workday and resources for mail-in ballots and early voting.
While 3M claims its contributions are for helping “to advance (its) mission of improving every life,” Minnesotans must ask: How do false, dog-whistle ads improve our lives?