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Notebook: Groups use gay marriage issue to raise campaign money
By Don Davis Some say the gay marriage debate is behind Minnesotans, but it has a way of coming back again and again a year after Minnesotans voted to not ban same-sex marriage and four months after i...
11/25/13 at 9:03 AM Minnesota fair food not just deep fried 8/30/13 at 8:24 AM
Political notebook: Peterson down, not out 7/15/13 at 8:44 AM
Homeschooling vs. Quality Products from the Public Sector
The other day I purchased an item from a large public entity, and I had difficulty getting what I wanted. The basic product, which has been having a history of problems lately because of a restruct...
10/31/13 at 1:57 PM
Introducing: The 2013 Smith Awards for Spectacular Disasters
Aside from new categories for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, the Smith Awards, where the author picks the best and worst news in the world of (historic) bridges, also has a new category that will...
10/29/13 at 9:50 AM The Bridges of Des Moines Part II: The Arch Bridges 10/17/13 at 9:47 AM
Newsflyer 13 September 2013 9/13/13 at 9:42 AM
Is Homeschooling Better?
I work for a school district, so it seems odd for me to ask such a question. Then again, one sees the good and bad when on the inside. I've written about this before. But even though state schools h...
10/21/13 at 7:19 AM Mail Order Heroin 9/24/13 at 7:04 AM
"We're Not Going Anywhere," Says Planned Parenthood Rep, Clinic Closes Behind Her
[First published on WIvoices.org] Wisconsin is back in the national spotlight with numerous public policy choices enacted that affect healthcare for women and girls in the Badger State. One of the ...
7/9/13 at 8:54 PM
What is a 501(c) 3, a private foundation, a public charity
501 (c)(3)-A Difference 501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and anycommunity chestfund,cooperating associationor foundation, organized and operated exclusively forreligious,charitable,scientif...
6/9/13 at 6:43 AM What Can We Do For God? 6/16/11 at 6:19 PM
Roger Reinert-How Long Will The Shut Down Be? 6/15/11 at 1:22 PM
Bayern Munich has doped it way to the top!
From the Sports Arena 4-0 for Bayern Munich! If you add the blow-out against Barcelona during last night's first game of the Champions League semi-finals in European Soccer to the blow-out games of ...
4/24/13 at 9:16 AM Annie's Kiosk Coming Soon to Schleswig Holstein 6/12/12 at 3:55 AM
Flensburg Files News Flyer- 17 September 2011 9/16/11 at 11:29 PM
I Love March Madness
It is that time of year again when the Nation goes online and prints out an NCAA bracket and participa...
3/19/13 at 8:16 AM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 10:31 AM
A long weekend
We just got back yesterday afternoon from a four-day weekend at the lake--our last for this season, until spring. It's always hard to leave. But we had a great time. The weather wasn't fabulous; it w...
10/22/12 at 8:24 AM Board meeting 4/23/12 at 8:13 AM
Garden day booty 4/18/12 at 6:39 AM
Cooking at the State Fair on Opening Day & Jambalaya Hotdish Recipe
The Minnesota state fair is the second largest state fair in the US. Second only to Texas, this fair is a food obsessed person's dream. The food booths were awesome! When I would hear people walk by m...
8/23/12 at 7:39 PM
Rap, Country, and Domestic Violence
I love music. I love listening to all types of music. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, our whole family loves listening to music. To the shock and surprise of many people, I may even dabble in...
7/4/12 at 6:00 AM Safe and Surrounded 4/4/12 at 4:30 AM
School Choir: Church and State? 11/15/11 at 8:40 AM
Deep-fried everything on a stick
I'm going to reveal a secret: I've lived in Minnesota all my life but have never taken partin that quintessential rite of late summer- the consuming of deep-fried cheese curds (or deep-fried anything,...
8/24/11 at 10:31 AM
faith fridays: 'a tiny whispering sound'
In the first Book of Kings, read a few weeks ago at Mass (9: 91, 11-13a), we were reminded of a time Elijah was at the Mountain of God, Horeb, standing before a cave where he'd come to find shelter. W...
8/18/11 at 11:00 PM mama mondays: precious gifts left behind 11/15/10 at 12:00 AM
happy north dakota new year 2010! 1/1/10 at 5:58 PM
Health Care, Obesity, Tuition Costs
Health Care is costing us a bundle; that's for sure. It is really scary withthe State of MN shutting down and all the non-profits that will be effected. What is going tohappen to the tens of thousands...
7/1/11 at 4:42 AM Cuts Are Going To Be Made Everywhere 2/14/11 at 7:01 AM
Health Care Centers in The State 7/6/10 at 2:54 AM