Missing teen returning home
Audrey Marie Luke is back home, hopefully with the knowledge that a lot of people care about her.
She the missing person whom Kenyon police chief Lee Sjolander urged to return home, where she hadn’t been since February. In his Facebook post this week, Sjolander relayed the story of the time he ran away.
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The world’s greatest leader runs a baseball team
The general manager of the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, has been named the world’s greatest leader by Forbes. Read more →
Royal Jordanian Airlines, one of the airlines affected by a U.S. and U.K. ban on laptops and electronic devices, wins the Internet for turning the ban into a social media campaign. Read more →
NY man killed for being black
Timothy Caughman, an Army veteran, was pretty proud of himself on Election Day, getting up early to stand in a fairly long line for the privilege of voting. God bless America.
Mr. Caughman is dead because he’s black.
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Bob Dylan speaks. Sort of
Maybe it’s just as well he skipped the Nobel ceremony. He didn’t say much. Read more →
Former Minnesota transportation commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg is blowing up one of the most widely-held assertions in Minnesota today: that the transportation issue pits the Twin Cities metro against people in rural Minnesota. Read more →
In denying health care for the vulnerable, why are we smiling?
Maybe cutting health care for the mentally ill, the elderly, and the disabled is simply the price of freedom, a price someone else will bear so that we may enjoy its benefits. Read more →
Champlin player gets to live every kid’s last-second dream
The only way today’s state basketball tournament quarterfinal between Chaska and Champlin could have been any better is if Chaska had won. Read more →
The vernal equinox came officially on Monday. But, really, Wednesday was Duluth’s first day of spring. The first laker of the season left port. Read more →
Why would anyone think it was a raid? Because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has Minneapolis and Hennepin County in its sights. Read more →
I hadn’t been to a Sears in years before going there a few months ago; I spent $5. That one sentence explains today’s news that Sears may finally be close to the end, for real. Read more →
In southern Minnesota, a plea for Audrey to come home
Audrey Marie Luke, 15, may be in Kenyon, Minn., where the town’s police chief posted a personal message that has the town pleading with her to come home. Read more →
Racist signs at Gustavus intended to prove a point
Upon review, this wasn’t such a good idea at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
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One day you’re a valued employee; the next day you have no value when all you did was blow out a few candles. Read more →
A look at the ‘frozen trucker’ case
A law professor says he has rarely read a dissenting opinion as callous as the one Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrote. That’s why Sen. Al Franken pursued it at Gorsuch’s nomination hearing on Tuesday. Read more →