There should be an alternative for a veteran with PTSD than a cell. But when Joe Serna, 41, a former Special Forces member who has been awarded three Purple Hearts, appeared in a court, North Carolina District Court Judge Lou Olivera didn’t have a lot of choice when Serna admitted he lied about a recent urine test. He sentenced him to a day in jail. Read more →
Let the record show that when the Minnesota veterans of World War II and the Korean War walked into a restaurant on their Honor Flight to visit the World War II and Korean War memorial on Saturday, the people in the restaurant knew just what to do. Read more →
Maybe Gabriel will achieve his dream of flight someday, maybe not. Many of his neighbors watch his attempts and laugh at his folly. But he now has the knowledge to build a plane at his fingertips, courtesy of two brothers from Dayton who heard similar laughter, and present-day pilots who know how to make it stop Read more →
Each year, the employees and associates of StoneArch, a Minneapolis firm, spend 24 hours redesigning websites, logos, letterheads and advertising for a selected non-profit organization that usually can’t afford to do it. Read more →
Unquestionably, there are problems in schools and problems between teachers and students and parents. It’s important that those get discussed in the public sphere.
But it’s also easy to let the coverage push aside other realities that are also important to acknowledge. There are pretty great kids, pretty great teachers, and pretty great parents in the state’s schools. Read more →
Shelley Bramhoff Sikorski didn’t have a lot of time to get a picture to go viral before Facebook removed it. It was a Valentine’s card her gay son received at the Edmonton party goods store where he worked. A new manager took over recently and his hours, were cut. Read more →
Natasha Fuller, an Oakfield, Wis., first-grader, has been sick almost since she was born. For the last two years, she’s been living with her grandparents so she can get lifesaving treatment at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.
She’s currently in renal failure and the girl is out of options; she needs a kidney transplant.
Fortunately, the world is full of first-grade teachers like Jodi Schmidt. Read more →
You could probably have forgiven the Red Wing boys basketball team if they’d decided to sleep in last Friday. After all, they had a big game that night with long-time rival Northfield for the section championship, and Red Wing hasn’t won a championship in 12 years.
But the team had more important things to do. Read more →
Given that he was laid off during the Great Recession, it’s unlikely that Ryan McCuen, of the Clinton Township Fire Department in Michigan, has a lot of money to just throw around, even if he did start a lawn service before he was hired back last year. Read more →