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Well, the big election is finally over! In our wonderful town, we have a new Mayor and two new City Council members. Congratulations, to the newest members of our city government and nothing but best wishes to you, as you guide our city into the future.  I can’t say enough about how happy I am to...
I don’t know what good, if any, it does, to try and explain why, I see things the way I do, especially to someone who is so partisan, they see and hear only the things they seemingly, have been brainwashed to see and hear. Even though it’s probably a complete waste of time and thought, I’ll...
According to the business magazine Forbes, electricity generated by wind turbines is now less expensive than energy generated by fossil fuels. Forbes also says, in a January 2018 article by Dominic Dudley, that energy generated by solar electric panels is now, or soon will be, less expensive than...
The Long Prairie - Grey Eagle School District uses a lot of energy to heat the buildings and to keep the lights on. As a school board member what action would you take to reduce the District’s energy use? That’s the question that I asked each person that is competing for one of three seats on the...
I saw a video clip of Hillary Clinton, speaking with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. My first re-action was to be completely stunned by what she was saying. My second was an overwhelming feeling of gratitude, to the American electorate, for preventing this hateful, vindictive person, from becoming our...
Food is quite a bit more expensive then you think. You just don’t pay the entire bill at the grocery store. The truth is, it’s really difficult to calculate the real cost of food. That fact was made really clear when Hurricane Florence dumped floodwaters on North Carolina’s large hog and poultry...
I, like millions of others, have been watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh. Having watched this life destroying spectacle, my already low opinion of politicians, has reached subterranean levels of pure revulsion, especially for the Democrats. They have run to the left...
Minnesota’s 3M company is the country’s 94th largest corporation. Its sales were $31.7 billion and its CEO made $18 million in 2017. UnitedHealth Group is the country’s 6th largest corporation with sales of $201billion in 2017. The CEO of UnitedHealth made $17 million in 2017. These two companies,...
The trial of the Minneapolis police officer, who shot Justine Damond is finally getting underway. I wonder if “political correctness” also should be on trial in this case. It appears to me, there seems to be a growing body of evidence, at least in this case, that political correctness can cause ...
To the Editor:   There was an omission in the August 29 Leader covering the school board meeting that happened August 20. I attended the board meeting. On the Consent Agenda was Policy Work brought forth by the superintendent, “recommended by the Minnesota School Board Association”. The board...

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