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

Why should we shop local? Let us count the ways

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It cannot be over-stated that shopping locally is one of the best ways to preserve and enrich cities, towns and rural areas. According to one study, for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $73 will stay in the local area whereas shopping at national chain stores results in only $43 staying local. There are many other reasons: Thriving local

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that

Local acts of kindness bring smiles to so many

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With all the “breaking news” stories of cruelties in the world, the latest being another hideous massacre in Texas, it’s so good to be reminded of so many acts of kindness and caring right here on the local level. It’s especially reassuring and heartwarming to learn, time and again, how many young people are involved in such good causes that