Where does ‘the left’ end and ‘the right’ begins? Is there a middle somewhere where people are neither left nor right? Or is it that people who are in the middle — if it exists — just don’t post on the Internet or make it on to NPR? Read more →
The mark of true charity is that which occurs without fanfare.
Mike Ilitch, who died last Friday, provided an example that only is becoming known — or at least, well known — after his death.
He paid Rosa Parks’ rent Read more →
The New York Times’ Upshot blog shares a little secret today: The economy is taking off and a lot of people haven’t noticed. Read more →
A refugee from Somali had been walking for 21 hours when he crossed from Minnesota to Canada. He was nearly frozen. A CBC reporter met him and put him in his car to warm him up and called the police. Does that challenge an ethic that says journalists shouldn’t get involved in the stories they cover? Read more →
In upholding a lower court ruling, the Minnesota Supreme Court said the woman, who was suspected of possessing meth, had no expectation of privacy when visiting another home.
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The day may come when we’re advised during icy conditions to ‘walk like a penguin’ and a growing number of people will not know what a penguin is. Read more →
The way the bigshots in baseball are trying to speed up the game, you’d think that people were forced at gunpoint to watch it.
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William Tentis, 64, is one of the many people who hold cardboard signs around St. Paul.
His says ‘Veteran.10 yrs Army. God Bless.’
It’s been five years since he’s held a job Read more →
If you’re not careful, the extent to which life is inherently unfair can knock you down so hard that you don’t want to get up.
Logan Schoenhardt’s story is like that. Read more →
It’s still not a lot of fun flying from Point A to Point B in the United States, but the airlines’ performance is the best in 22 years, a report from the Department of Transportation says today. U.S. airlines canceled just 1.17 percent of scheduled flights for the year 2016, the lowest in decades. Read more →
The Twin Cities online arts and creativity magazine The Line announced today it’s shutting down today. Read more →
Read it while you still can. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources magazine is on Gov. Scott Walker’s chopping block.
The bimonthly magazine would be eliminated as part of the governor’s budget plan, even though it would have no effect on the state’s budget. Read more →
When it comes to mental health, we’ve all become expert at looking the other way. Read more →
There are two girls on the co-ed squad and when the CYO found out, it said the girls played ‘illegally.’
When the kids took the floor against the lineup from St. Bartholomew the Apostle, the refs were told not to work the game. No girls! Read more →
Perhaps it’s only coincidence that the Minnesota coaches association announcement came days after the owner of the Mr. Basketball award in the state found himself in hot water for anti-Muslim tweets, but the association has made the right decision in announcing a statewide award in honor of a man who would do no such thing.
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