It’s entirely understandable that Sun Country Airlines would divert a flight from Minneapolis to Waco instead of Dallas on Sunday night, where weather presented a safety issue. After all, even Scott Crossfield had the ‘right stuff’h, but was no match for a thunderstorm. Read more →
Archives for July 2017
Slate’s Leon Neyfakh writes today that the killing of Justine Damond (nee: Ruszczyk) has illustrated ‘the kind of flawed, ideological thinking that shows through when people need to protect their preexisting beliefs and irrational biases.’
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The president, in keeping with tradition, appeared at the largest gathering of Boy Scouts. And in destroying tradition, proceeded to ignore the unstated policy of staying away from partisan politics when talking to the kids. Read more →
The ordinance targeted public dances with cover charges and, in addition to the Sunday ban, made it illegal for prostitutes and drunks to attend public dances anytime. Read more →
The Minnesota State Patrol published a video today in an effort to try to call attention to the problem with distracted driving, a problem which everyone already knows about but continues to do anyway. Read more →
It’s likely that we won’t truly understand how horrific life with automobiles is until the era of the self-driving vehicle removes it from our culture. Read more →
The circumstances surrounding the shootings will be analyzed, of course, but it’s a sure bet they’ll be declared justified, given the circumstances.
Perhaps it’s time society ask if there’s more that it can do to help prevent people from reaching this level of desperation in the first place.
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We’re conditioned to think of true love as love at the beginning. The Winona Daily News reminds us today that love at the end is a much better definition. Read more →
It’s true, getting up and schlepping off to work on a Monday is no fun. But this video from the Alexandria Echo Press of coverage of the Butter Days Festival in Miller, Minn., contains another truism: it beats being a pig. Read more →
Near University and Snelling in St. Paul, a new kind of graffiti appeared after last week’s killing of a woman by a police officer who was reportedly startled by a loud noise. Read more →
Maura and Bobby Marko are the type of parents who can make you think you raised your kids wrong. Or maybe you didn’t make many concessions in your life when kids came along and maybe you didn’t listen to the people who told you that you couldn’t do things because you have kids now, and maybe you, too, did the things with your kids the Marko family does. Read more →
Mary Coleman-Hernandez,o was with her family at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show last weekend when she took her wedding ring off at a park to put sunscreen on her daughter. Then she got distracted by kids and airplanes, forgot about the ring and when the family packed up to move to a better spot to watch things, she shook the blanket off and away they went.
Goodbye, wedding ring.
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College sports is awash in money but most of it is lavished on men’s programs. The women? It’s the tin cup, at least for women’s hockey.
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Oh, you think you can hit a Minnesota high school girl’s fast-pitch softball delivery?
You probably can’t and if you do, it’s probably luck.
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At the Poor Farm Cemetery, Bob Riepe, of Perham, Minn., has thought about giving up on his one-man effort to keep up the cemetery near where the Otter Tail Poor Farm once stood. It operated from 1882 to 1936 and was abandoned until Riepe, an author, found a person he was doing research on was buried there somewhere. Read more →