Hunter Dubbin, who is only 7 years old, can’t wait until the Verso paper mill opens again. He has noticed there are less clouds in the sky since the explosion at the mill. Hunter, the son of Al and Linda Dubbin, lives on the outskirts of Holdingford. He is one of the four grandchildren of my good neighbors, Richard and
It is pretty obvious that “Big Labor” suffered a “big defeat” in the recent Wisconsin recall election. It pleased me but I thought I would do some investigation to see if I was justified in my satisfaction with the results. I went to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn who is a union member and how many of
Summertime means different things to different people. For students, it can mean a vacation from school. For teachers, it can mean a vacation from students. Others use summer to travel, to rest and to reflect. In Minnesota, it can be said it means one thing: time for festivals. From June to September, there is no lack of activities for families.
The other day, in the Walmart parking lot, as I was getting out of my car, I spotted at least a dozen pennies on the asphalt. I didn’t pick them up. Just a few years ago, I would’ve picked up every one of them. There were two reasons I didn’t pick them up the other day – my creaky lower
Ever since the invasion began 10 days ago, I have become a virtual prisoner of my house. As soon as I go outdoors they attack like kamikaze pilots from Hell. The invaders, I finally learned, are called “False Japanese Beetles.” They are the most diabolical, hateful, disgusting bugs in the insect world, if you ask me. I’d much rather deal
Free food. Everyone likes free food. Heck, some people might not even like a particular event but if he or she sees a sign with “Free Food” on it, they are there. I am no different. Many like to think only college students are experts at staking out free food but they are not the only ones. I recently went
These days, it’s all about three-dimensional entertainment. Just about every other movie that comes out is in 3D. At first I thought it was just for films like “Star Wars” or “Jurassic Park,” but it seems motion picture companies are relying heavily on this technology for different types of films. My niece, Kendoll, loves the movie “Madagascar 2.” At 2
In the world of Ayn Rand, there is a handful of super-achieving capitalist heroes, and then there’s the rest of us – the moochers, looters and parasites (three of Rand’s favorite words). In the world of Rep. Paul Ryan, there are the righteous money-making capitalists, and then there’s the rest of us – moochers, looters and parasites. It’s no wonder