Time is ripe to approve Klubuchar’s energy bill

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Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is right on when it comes to the tyranny of spiking gasoline prices. In a recent opinion column, she addressed the many factors that contribute to gas prices that periodically skyrocket as they did here in Minnesota this spring. In that case, we’re told, it was caused by the simultaneous shut-down of several oil refineries

‘Ranger’ Kruze always makes my day

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Receptionists are greatly undervalued. When a newcomer arrives at a business, a receptionist is the first contact, and that first impression (good, bad, nasty) can have a huge impact on whether the newcomer will feel welcome and comfortable. The Coborn Cancer Center is filled with good receptionists who are smiling, helpful and (so importantly) lots of fun. The one I

Mighty river’s potential finally being realized

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Our Mighty Mississippi is indeed a mighty river. It contributed mightily to this nation’s greatness – as a transportation corridor; as a nurturing water supply for so many cities, towns, villages and farms; as a limitless resource for recreation; as a power source for industries; and last but not least, as a mighty nurturer of fish and animals. It was

Tyrants everywhere should heed Malala’s United Nations speech

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The standing ovation received by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations last week was a tremendous moment for humanity. Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school. The Taliban, a radical Islamic sect, is not only against education for girls,

Summer’s here! Slap those ribs on the grill

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After that dismal non-spring we endured, it’s such a pleasure to light up the grill and barbecue my favorite grill food – ribs. After so many years of dickering and fine-tuning rib recipes, I finally have one I consider near perfection, and my guests always agree. I wish I could take credit for those ribs; I can’t. The combined recipe