STAFF BLOG JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 12:00 AM
I read with interest the Nov. 26 article, “IRRRB leader pitches idea to keep North Dakota oil tax money local,” which was about a presentation made by Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich to the oil-rich communities of western North Dakota.
I know the adage: Guns don’t kill people; people do. As a lifelong hunter and gun owner, I know there’s truth behind that oft-recited 2nd Amendment mantra: Before a firearm can turn on humanity, it needs to be held in the “cold, dead hands” (Charlton Heston’s words, not mine) of a Homo sapien. It’s a simple premise, really, one that isn’t debatable. Except…
So Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder refuses to drop the “Redskins” name, claiming, “The name was never a label. It was, and continues to be, a badge of honor.” He also implies the team’s name is part of its tradition, writing, “Our past isn’t just where we came from — it’s who we are.”
Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. constantly are working to improve how we farm to ensure a sustainable industry. We do this not only for ourselves but for the people who will depend on the environment many years after us. As a soybean farmer in Minnesota, I am committed to that mission as well as the high quality of our products.
The Duluth City Council missed the mark Monday when it voted to increase the mayor’s salary. It was true the amount hadn’t been adjusted in years and our current mayor has been very active and even more popular, but there are a few points that could have been given more consideration.
Do you find yourself in the throes of holiday party planning? Have you put much thought into the centerpieces? I hope not, and here’s why: More and more of our neighbors are finding it difficult to stretch out their grocery budget, having more month than money. These shortfalls are putting tremendous pressure on local food shelves. Ever wonder how you can help? Centerpieces.
I remember exactly where I was when the reality of gun violence pierced my illusion of a safe and peaceful world. As a junior at Grand Rapids Senior High School, my world was pretty small when the death of President John F. Kennedy shocked the whole world. I remember it so vividly; it is hard for me to comprehend it happened 50 years ago last week.
Unbeknownst to many hunters this deer season, a dangerous element is taking down big bucks. Lead bullets are the ammunition of choice for many hunters. But not only is lead harmful to humans (and deer); it also is killing one of the great symbols of our nation, the bald eagle.
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