It was five years ago when Alexander Voigt’s adventure to Minnesota as a German exchange student ended when the plane in which he was a passenger crashed into a house in Sauk Rapids. Last week, his family made another pilgrimage to the state, to try to retrace the last month of Alexander’s life. Read more →
Hubbard County is zeroing in on the unusual arrangement in which hunting cabin leases on tax-forfeited land have been handed down from generation to generation in exchange for a $300 a year lease fee and a property tax payment. It’s a sweet deal for a few people and the county board is beginning to wonder if it’s fair. Read more →
I wanted to tell her she could do better than this, that she clearly deserves better than this. That she’s bright and funny and there are people out there who are bright and funny and somehow life has a way of bringing them together.
‘Highway 7 is just a half mile up the road,’ I said to her as I pointed north. Read more →
If you say the word ‘bias’ as applied to journalism, most people will automatically frame it in politics. But a journalist’s piece on Medium this week reveals a bipartisan reality: gender bias. Read more →
You may never see a more frightening video than the one the Minnesota State Patrol has released on its social media platforms, showing the near tragedy in the Zumbrota-Mazeppa school district when a fourth grader was trying to get on to a bus. Read more →
I’ve pretty much given up trying to get the little kids in my neighborhood wear bike helmets while riding on the street out front. Why parents aren’t the ones insisting remains beyond the human capacity to understand the world’s mysteries. Read more →