What is more important: someone’s feelings or the truth? I would hope you agree with me it’s the latter. Then again, this is a changed America where the priority has shifted from being honest to telling cozy, feel-good lies and padded euphemisms.
I was disturbed by the description, in the fire story of May 16, of my community, Barnes, as being “a scattered collection of homes, cabins, small resorts, taverns and deer shacks along Wisconsin Highway 27.” (The story was headlined, “Wildfire’s wrath was swift, severe.”)
Forty-five concerned citizens signed a petition for the removal of a coach. In reading articles in the News Tribune about it — including April 9’s story, which was headlined, “Cloquet -Esko-Carlton hockey coach to keep job” — one word came to mind: railroaded.
So, now, let me get this straight: The state now wants to greatly increase the liquor tax after wanting to have liquor stores open on Sundays, which, as we all know, was voted down. I wonder what effect that would have.
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