Latest Guest Columns


Live United: Learning from other United Ways throughout the state

Twice a year, United Ways from around the state gather for a conference. It’s always difficult to take ...


Guest Column: Finding child care in outstate Minnesota

By Sue Loch and Noelle Viktora Finding child care in outstate Minnesota Where will I find child care? ...


Ask a Trooper: Am I required to yield on the on-ramps on the freeway?

Question: I have a question for you regarding on-ramps to the freeway. I thought I used to see ...


Guest column: Serving with a mission of making the community better

The days are longer, our chickens are laying eggs, and summer is just around the corner. That means ...


Senate Report: A reflection on the meaning of service

Memorial Day recently passed, and I want to start off by acknowledging all the brave men and women ...


Ask a Trooper: Don’t mix drugs with driving at all

Question: Can you talk about drug use and impaired driving. It seems like I am seeing more and ...


Guest column: Supporting small towns for thriving communities

I grew up in the town of Kiester, which, according to the latest U.S. Census, has a population ...


My Point of View: Government needs to protect everyone’s rights

You will know them by their fruits.


Guest column: A Memorial Day message for all

It’s been said that “the nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.”


Guest column: Help bring down college costs

As students applied for college this year, many were hit with an unexpected setback. The FAFSA—the tool that ...


Capitol Comments: Minnesota’s broken government needs to be fixed

There are a lot of things I could write about to wrap up the 2024 legislative session.


Memories: Theaters were a regular part of life in the past

And we went to the movies — to the major film extravaganzas like “Gone With the Wind” or ...


My Point of View: Country’s Judeo-Christian heritage helped shape most prosperous nation in history

In my previous column, the topic was taxes and how dehumanizing it is to spend as much of ...


Senate Report: Bipartisanship is the key to good policy for Minnesotans

This week is National Police Week, a time to honor and recognize the dedicated men and women who ...


Public policy needed to better protect rural health care

I began this month by driving to Austin’s hospital at 2:30 a.m. in pitch darkness. It was an ...

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