Pets can suffer from cold as much as people can

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With recent brutal below-zero temperatures, we should all remind ourselves every day and night that pets get cold, too. In fact, like humans they can easily get frostbite or even freeze to death when temps dip dangerously low. The problem of dogs suffering or dying in the cold has become of such concern that many states have now passed laws

We can all help in fight against global warming

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The recent blast of below-zero weather in the nation has been miserable but educational. Many ask, “How can there be global warming when it’s so cold?” Most people seem to be learning the difference between weather and climate, thanks to such excellent, factual information in the media during this recent cold snap. Here are some of those facts: Climate is

We must all join fight against sex-trafficking

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Sex-trafficking is such a vile, disgusting, vicious crime it is difficult to fathom – difficult to imagine so many “ordinary” folks could possibly do such a crime, and those “ordinary” folks are not only pimps but the “johns” (mainly married men) who pay for sex, often with under-aged girls or boys. Very often, sex-trafficking and drug-trafficking are inseparably connected, which

Minnesotans can be proud of clean-energy initiatives

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Clean energy is not only the wave of the future, it has become a job-booster across the nation and especially right here in Minnesota. According to Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, the state gained 2,892 jobs related to clean energy last year, a growth rate almost four times faster than the rest of the economy. The clean-energy sector now employs 57,000

Male-female pay inequity still a problem in the state

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Minnesota ranks tops in the nation for women workers in terms of economic and social well-being, according to a study released this year by WalletHub. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is Minnesota women workers still earn less than their male counterparts in 20 key industries analyzed, according to an article by Sanjukta Chaudhuri in Trends magazine. In those

Harassment stories dispiriting, but also necessary, instructive

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The constant spate of stories about sexual harassment in all of its forms is dispiriting, to say the least. It’s as if some bogeyman had ripped the façade off of civilized society to expose so much rot underneath. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, beloved down-home author and host Garrison Keillor, politicians, TV newscasters and commentators Bill

Watching for wildlife on roads enhances safety for us, them

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It’s easy to forget animals on roadways can be a serious traffic hazard that can result in injuries and, yes, even deaths to motorists and passengers. As winter evenings get darker longer, vehicle/animal accidents greatly increase. A collision between animals/motorists happens on average every 39 minutes, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. About 200 American motorists die each year