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
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passing last week, I’ve observed a number of different perspectives on how this will affect South Africa and the rest of the world. The responses have ranged from, “How can we go on?” to, “This doesn’t affect our daily life at all.”
Tomorrow, Dec. 14, marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It was one of the country’s most heinous mass shootings. If we don’t remember what happened that day, we will never try to stop another shooting like it.
District Court Judge Mark Munger wrote a very moving and heartfelt commentary explaining why some “modest, adult restrictions on assault weapons” should be imposed on the American people. Published on the News Tribune’s Sunday Opinion cover this past weekend, the piece, headlined, “Let tragedies bolster political will to end gun violence,” gave some very emotional testimony about Munger’s personal experience with a shooting and his years growing up as a hunter. He even touched on mental illness and the problem of our “culture of violence.” He hit all the talking points.
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.
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