There was a lot of sentimentality as I browsed social networks on Wednesday night during President Barack Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which naturally allowed me to think about how I’ll remember the last eight years. Read more →
We suppose by now we should just accept as a given that when it rains, you should be nowhere near Fairview Avenue beneath the Highway 36 overpass.
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Sean Kehren doesn’t want to tell you where he’s from.
What matters is he’s going places. Read more →
The hit public radio show that lived longer than one of its hosts will be no more after next year, Current.org, the public media newspaper reports. Read more →
The Chicago Tribune is rightly getting some pushback today for its tone-deaf front page coverage of last evening’s historic moment when a woman was nominated to be the president of the United States by a major party. Read more →
Honk if you got up yesterday morning thinking it would be the day a national TV network would proudly feature an essay that included a reference to the comfortable life of being a slave in Washington. Read more →
An artist’s proposal to build a labyrinth in Delano as part of a public arts project is on hold for now after city leaders raised concern that it has religious overtones. Read more →
Ladue is a troubled young man who was charged with plotting a massacre at his high school. How do you go back to a small town after a case like this? You don’t, his father’s GoFundMe effort says. Read more →
Sean Kehren, 22, didn’t do anything to earn the ridicule of the Internet other than be engaged in civic life by, in this case, becoming a delegate from the 8th congressional district to the Democratic National Convention.
He was shown during television coverage last night crying as Bernie Sanders implored his followers to support Hillary Clinton. Read more →
Flying into Oshkosh is pressure-packed for a number of reasons, not the least of which is tens of thousands of people line the runways to watch you land. You don’t want to mess it up.
Not like this pilot did yesterday when landing a 1940s-era A-26 Invader.
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Where’s the spirit of Kinney, Minnesota when we really need it? Read more →
Just one question for the nation’s history teachers: What exactly are you teaching as history these days?
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The story of Habibo Haji in today’s Winona Daily News carries with it an ongoing question: Why do some people survive the worst of childhoods and end up thriving, and others with more do not? Read more →
If you’ve got a few hours to kill today, why don’t you drive to Fargo and buy a freeze pop and a glass of lemonade? Read more →
Political conventions are pretty fertile ground for Bad Lip Reading, the satire site that takes the real and makes it unreal. It was a little more challenging, perhaps to take Ted Cruz’s unreal moment in Cleveland and try to make it more unreal. Read more →