Most fans of the Cleveland Indians had never heard of Ryan Merritt, until he pitched his team into the World Series. Now they’re rewarding Merritt and his fiancee, a Rochester area native. Read more →
No pressure, Boundary Waters, but the New York Times this afternoon is telling the nation you’re the cure for the political cesspool gripping the nation right now.
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What’s happening to the nation’s big websites today is yet another reminder how vulnerable we are. Read more →
St. Paul is about to lose one of its most distinctive and quirky downtown landmarks. Read more →
Wells Fargo has taken actions to rid itself of the stench surrounding a scandal in which it pushed products on unsuspecting customers as part of its employee sales goals. But it has done nothing for the working stiffs who were also victims as scapegoats while the company execs tried to keep the scandal from claiming themselves. Read more →
The latest New York Times’ op-doc features Yankovic and The Gregory Brothers teaming up to try to make us feel better, just as the dance band on the Titanic did. Read more →
In September, Arapahoe County (Colorado) sheriff’s deputy Tom Finley responded to a call of a black man carrying a rifle in a 7-11 parking lot. It wasn’t a man at all. It was a woman. And she was carrying golf clubs. Read more →
What are the ethical implications in reporting on stolen information without reporting where it came from and why it was leaked? Read more →
When we talk baseball, we pull our past with us — our brothers, our grandmothers, our aunts, our sons and daughters — as we hang on for one more season, one more game, one more chance to dream that salvation will come, if not in this life, then surely the next. Or the one after that. Read more →
The Ada-Borup game against Cass Lake was supposed to be just a football game. A young man’s death transformed it into something more. Read more →
Since presidents and vice presidents are not allowed to drive, will either one of them remember how to do it after eight years away from the wheel?
Let’s check in with Joe Biden who, thanks to Jay Leno, had a road test the other day.
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I’m probably in the minority given that I was disappointed — again — when the final Clinton-Trump debate ended. I’ve never seen anything in the American experience that’s quite like this, of course. And yet, I can’t look away. Read more →
Football is knee-deep in hypocrisy when it comes to alcohol. Beermakers are major advertisers, teams play up tailgating and drinking, it’s a tremendous source of revenue at the concession stand, and when the game ends, only a fool would deny that a fair number of fans are getting in their cars hammered Read more →
In preparation for Monday’s show on the art and culture of obituaries, I recommend today another example of a finely written obit that appeared in today’s Star Tribune. Read more →
Peter DeMarco’s letter to the health care workers who cared for his dying wife went viral two weeks ago, as it should have. His message in today’s column by their friend should too. Read more →