Gov. Mark Dayton called it an “act of terrorism.” It was. The bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington last Saturday did not cause any injuries or deaths, thankfully. However, acts of terrorism do not necessarily have to result in bloodshed to serve their vicious purpose, which is most of all to ignite the dark forces of fear,
Arizona Sen. John McCain is two times a hero – a hero for the living hell he endured in North Vietnam and a hero for his thumbs-down last week on his fellow Republicans’ latest pathetic effort to repeal ObamaCare. And, not to forget, there were two other heroes who deserve our undying thanks and praise – Republican senators Lisa Murkowski
One of the most stubbornly persistent myths is that homeless people are lazy and do not want to work. According to the Minnesota Statewide Homeless Survey, which is conducted every three years by Wilder Research, 30 percent of homeless adults and 42 percent of homeless youth were working at least in part-time jobs at the time the survey was conducted.
Recently, we at the Newsleaders published an editorial in support of a proposal called the HOT CARS Act, which stands for Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats. The legislative bill would require a warning system in vehicles so drivers would be made aware if a baby or toddler was accidentally left inside the vehicle. We think it’s
Slow down! What’s the hurry? Speed kills! That’s the advice of the Minnesota State Patrol and other law-enforcement personnel during an intense effort by the Patrol to stop and ticket speeders across the state. The effort will continue through July 23. Why are so many people in such a hurry to get where they’re going that they would risk their
With all the gloom-and-doom in the world these days, it’s no wonder some of us feel so down. That’s why it’s important to search out something good and positive at least once a day, in the news and in our own lives, to remind ourselves all is not so bleak and foreboding. We recently came across a column by New
Seventy-nine percent of Americans plan to take road trips this summer, an increase of 10 percent from last summer, according to the American Automobile Association. Lower gas prices account for the increase, on average the lowest since 2005. Another reason is more people are discovering road trips can be less expensive, highly do-able and less logistically hectic than exotic vacations
Despite constant warnings, children continue to die agonizing deaths while trapped in hot cars in the summer. Now, at long last, there is a bill proposed that might – repeat, might – help stop these needless, horrifying deaths. The new bill, dubbed the “HOT CARS Act,” would require cars to be equipped with an alert system to notify the driver