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Things are Booming…Right?

December 18, 2014

Saturday mornings have become my time to catch up on some of my newspaper responsibilities. I get my cup of coffee, head on down to the Messenger, turn on some Foo Fighters (the greatest band of my generation), and scour the internet for news and what not, as I try to generate something to write […]

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No Magic Carpet Ride

December 10, 2014

A comment by Erik Shupe This might seem completely random, but trust me it isn’t. This weekend I figured out that one of the main reasons that people prefer carpet in their house is it hides the dirt. Wood does not. As a matter of fact, wood seems to make it plainly obvious how much […]

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Letter to Santa by Dorothy Rosby

December 10, 2014

Dear Santa, I know you haven’t heard from me since I wrote to ask for that Barbie doll all those years ago. I might have written you more if I’d gotten it. But I’m finally willing to give you another chance. Before I get into all I want for Christmas though, can I make a […]

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Letter to The Editor

December 10, 2014

Recently rereading Howard Coatney’s letter in the issue of Nov. 20th, I decided that it definitely demands a response. I have some questions to put to him and those who think like him. Number 1:  how do you know that someone who disapproves of another person or group actually hates them? Number 2: do you […]

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Almost Annual List of Things I’m Thankful For

November 27, 2014

Every Thanksgiving, I give thanks that there’s dark meat on the turkey too, and that someone else is bringing dessert, and that cranberries only show up on holidays. If you’re thankful for cranberries, you can have mine. The point is, Thanksgiving is our annual reminder that we should maintain an attitude of gratitude all year […]

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Letter to The Editor

Letter to The Editor

November 27, 2014

On behalf of the Henry and Evelyn Lott Family, we express our gratitude to all of the “great” people and groups involved in this year’s Veterans Day program at the Minneapolis Grade School. To the students and Mrs. Corman for their program, and the V.F.W. for the presentation of the quilts and the recognition of […]

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Huelskamp: The American People Are Not Stupid

November 27, 2014

Following President Obama’s lawless action attempting to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Congressman Tim Huelskamp issued the following statement: On March 28, 2011 and more than 20 other times, President Obama has rightly said that he cannot suspend deportations of illegal immigrants via executive order. Doing so, President Obama said, would be ‘ignoring […]

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Holiday Reflections

November 27, 2014

By Melissa Deronnet I came kicking and screaming into the Minneapolis community as a transplant from a larger city in the early ’90s. At the time, it’s pretty safe to say I wasn’t at all excited about the idea of anything “small town.” I had just completed 8th grade and had a huge teenage-crush (the […]

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Thanksgiving’s Here Again

November 27, 2014

A comment by Erik Shupe My family, like most around the country this week, will spend our Thanksgiving catching up with one another, eating enough turkey to drift in a tryptophan induced coma, and watching a little football. In many ways Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday, involving food, friends, and family without the frenzied rush […]

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Letter to The Editor ~Raymond H. Pachta

November 21, 2014

Because of what I write I realize I may be labeled a fanatic, yet for those of common sense, abiding by just the natural law, and especially for those who accept the Scriptures as God’s revelation, I would like to clarify what is happening. I honestly believe that our beloved country faces greater peril than […]

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