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Big laws need bipartisan support
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Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
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Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
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Deer harvest could reach 185,000
July 31, 2015
How to stop elder abuse: Report red flags
It happens too often: An elderly person is financially preyed upon by a con artist, a relative or close friend. But all the headlines that tell about such crimes should not make people numb to it. Instead, it should spark outrage and spur action and awareness. It starts with reporting...
July 31, 2015 - 12:08am
July 24, 2015
Time to think about organ donation
As of Tuesday afternoon at 2:40, there were 122,728 people in need of an organ transplant. That number changes continuously, which you will see. Unless someone you know has been touched by organ donation — whether it was to give or to receive — chances are, it's not...
July 24, 2015 - 12:10am
July 17, 2015
Don't let money doom ruin relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
July 17, 2015 - 12:08am
July 10, 2015
'High-tax' Minnesota is No. 1
Minnesota routinely has been classified by its neighbors — North Dakota and South Dakota — as a high-tax state that is business unfriendly.
July 10, 2015 - 12:10am
July 5, 2015
A good day for basic civil rights
Indeed, the speed at which attitudes about same-sex marriage have changed from "no way" to "yes, of course" is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Ten years ago, very few observers, if any, would have forecast that the turnaround would happen so quickly and so decisively. The court's...
July 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 28, 2015
Minnesota: Nice, safe state to live
For those living in Minnesota, you can breathe better. And for those looking for a safe state to live, come to Minnesota. WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis on the safest states to live. Overall, Minnesota took third place. Massachusetts came in first, followed...
June 28, 2015 - 12:08am
June 12, 2015
A 'do-over' chance for rural Minnesota
Despite a $2 billion surplus, bipartisan support for key initiatives and high hopes for a renewed focus on the needs of rural communities, the regular session of the 2015 Legislature can hardly be called the "Greater Minnesota session." With legislators unable to pass a tax bill...
June 12, 2015 - 8:15am
June 5, 2015
Healthy employees make happy employees
If employees feel better at work, do they work better? More than likely. What does a healthy work environment look like though? Lots of variations. Safety, healthy food options, walk breaks, stretching, help to quit smoking, time to pause for a moment and breathe, a private...
June 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 1, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit is unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute's narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
June 1, 2015 - 12:10am
May 15, 2015
Take a second to learn about strokes
It happens to about 800,000 people in the U.S. every year, killing nearly 130,000 and leaving many more with a long road to recovery and the risk of diminished quality of life. We're talking about stroke — a problem more people should be talking about and taking action against....
May 15, 2015 - 12:10am
April 24, 2015
Is your cell phone spying on you?
Consider the free apps that allow you to use your cell phone as a flashlight, for instance. Security experts say that by installing it, consumers are opening a doorway for companies to spy on them. "Most free flashlight apps are creepware," says Gary S. Miliefsky, a founding member...
April 24, 2015 - 12:10am
April 17, 2015
Invest in state parks and trails
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the Minnesota...
April 17, 2015 - 12:10am
April 10, 2015
Lost wallet? We won't tell you
It's time for the state of Minnesota to take action to reunite unclaimed property with its owners. As Rep. Joe Atkins, a DFL'er from Inver Grove Heights, said in an op-ed, what the state is doing is like finding a lost wallet full of cash, with an ID in it, but not calling the...
April 10, 2015 - 8:15am
April 3, 2015
Addicted to gambling? Here's hope
The trap: Thinking that gambling is just harmless fun, that it could never lead to trouble for you. Thinking that you always know when to quit. Thinking that you'll never become one of those hard-core gamblers who risks a rent payment or a paycheck on a chance to get ahead. Once...
April 3, 2015 - 12:08am
March 27, 2015
Paid sick time helps everybody
A new white paper from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that workers who receive paid sick and family leave are healthier, and so are their families and the public they serve. MDH issued the paper in response to an inquiry from state legislators and as part of health policy...
March 27, 2015 - 12:08am