In a world where outrageous behavior makes headlines, self-expression and individual freedoms often seem more important than following rules of common courtesy.
You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to…
An event I look forward to each year is Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) annual bus tour. SMIF staff, board and colleagues spent the day visiting partners who are making a difference in their community.
CulturFest began in 1999 with a group of individuals that wanted to make a difference in our ever changing community. At that time as well as today – the community of Owatonna continues to change, for example our public school system serves over 20 languages today. CulturFest is a committee …
The Transportation Security Administration is engaging in covert surveillance of innocent fliers — and raising a host of disturbing questions in the process.
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To know how far relationships have broken down in Congress, consider this: Just as lawmakers should have been negotiating furiously to nail down the 2018 farm bill, a $489 billion behemoth that would fund agriculture and food assistance for five years, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, th…
For students in the Blooming Prairie school district, the big day came Thursday. Friday’s the day for students in both Medford and Owatonna. Students in the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva school districts had their early out on Wednesday.
Freedom is never free. That is the message of Memorial Day, a message that none of us can afford to forget. And yet, we fear that we may have lost sight of what this holiday weekend is all about. It is easy to understand how we could forget.
Let’s be careful out there, especially this weekend.
While there is not a two-year, $45-billion-plus budget to craft this year, the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton do have three major issues to resolve by the time the regular session ends May 21.