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From the column: "Working at Ordean East cured my empty-nester impoverishment. It also gave me a bright awakening to what pulse the newer middle-school generation likes and prefers."
From the column: "We are talking about a clearly expanded and efficient use of a key central area of Duluth rather than the limited, single-highway use that exists now."
From the column: "Banning conversation about sexuality and gender identity erases LGBTQ+ identity, history and culture; more than that, it erases the students themselves. In effect, these young people are canceled. They are seen as disposable."
From the column: "It’s still early, but if we work together, it is now possible to see a path forward to restoring damaged waterways and safely mining Minnesota’s rich mineral resources."
From the column: "The pandemic exacerbated burnout amongst child-care workers. Safety precautions and quarantines led to understaffing. ... Workers were already experiencing burnout, and the pandemic amplified it."
From the column: "The size of the ask to local property taxpayers should be based on what is absolutely required to fund the most vital needs, rather than on the basis of what city leaders think they can get."

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From the column: "They know they’re needed. They know communities depend on them. They know that a future where their doors are permanently closed would be of no benefit to anyone."
From the column: "We howled about it all the way home, about not getting caught, like the sorry criminals on “Dragnet” or “Hawaii Five-O.” The next morning, though, I felt sick."
From the column: "The University of Minnesota Duluth is doing its part to resist the water crisis by having a variety of stormwater features on campus."

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