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Party of one

Melvyn Magree

Hunter, know your ground!

“On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without permission.”

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City Beat

John Ramos

City park update

“It’ll look quite a bit different,” Rayala acknowledged. “People will be able to actually walk into the river….[A] major improvement will be providing canoe and kayak access—something that’s really needed.”

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The Lowdown

Jim Hightower

A gross purchase of GOP governors

Perhaps you think that corporations use their campaign donations to buy politicians who then deliver public policies the corporate donors want. And perhaps you think this is corrupt, anti-democratic, and… well, stinky.

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Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

Texas Strips Women Of Their Health Rights

Imagine the headline: “A Federal appeals court in Texas has ruled that 80 percent of gun stores in Texas must close.” Self-proclaimed patriots in Texas would be up in arms. But in the Lone Star State, not all rights are created equal.

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Beer Society

Jim Lundstrom

A Fall Trio

Another beautiful rainy, gray day – perfect for some fall beers. I just happened to have a trio of them in the fridge, and one in particular called out to me.

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The Gadfly

Ed Raymond

When Do The Bricks Start Flying?

Unemployed and under-employed, idle at a West Baltimore soup kitchen or dead-ended at some strip-mall cash register—these are the excess Americans. The economy staggers along without them, and without anyone in this society truly or sincerely regard

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Natural Connections

Emily Stone

Bat in the Daylight

It was the type of morning when gray clouds replace the entire sky, and the smoky gold of maple leaves seem to replace the sun. After a day of heavy rain, a damp calm had settled into the woods. Nothing moved except the occasional crumpled leaf

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Paul Ryan

Mayor Ness applies for cashier job at Target

Less than two days after announcing he won’t run for re-election, Duluth mayor Don P. Ness was seen turning in an application at Target for a cashier position. He was dressed nicely for the occasion, wearing a button-up shirt and nicely pressed slack

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Performance Reviews

Jane Hoffman

Left Behind - The Movie

When I was cajoled by a colleague into going to this movie, I had reminiscences of my youth pastor in the mid-’70s telling us about the rapture and pre-Armageddon.

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What’s your sign?

Lady Ocalat


Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, and lives in the House of Death, Sex, and other people’s junk. What I should tell you is that Scorpios are intensely mysterious, sensual beings blessed with the gift of regeneration

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