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City Beat

John Ramos

Remember the aquarium?

The aquarium’s main problem, which has nothing to do with its management team, is that it is too big for the market; without annual city subsidies, the aquarium would not survive.

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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

Local Colours

But as spring-number-whatever-it-will-turn-out-to- be came and went I was reminded of footlockers and simpler times in my life that are not without some merit in review

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The Gadfly

Ed Raymond

Animal Speech

“If we could talk to the animals,/ learn all their languages/ I could take an animal degree/ I’d study elephant and eagle/ buffalo and beagle/ Alligator, guinea pig, and flea

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Loren Martell

Less Rain Predicted…

Let me say right off the bat that I’m not a big fan of demographics. I realize the information gathered in the process can be useful, but I’m very skeptical of anyone trying to predict the future.

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The Lowdown

Jim Hightower

Obama resorts to government by sucker punch

Once again, the American people are being victimized by a hush-hush blanket of official secrecy. This time it’s not about wholesale spying on us by our government, but a wholesale assault on our jobs, environment, health

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Beer Society

Jim Lundstrom

An Artfully Simple Beer

It is said to rival Maris Otter, the traditional English ale malt base. Mosaic hops came on the scene in 2012, according to the variety manual of the Hops Growers of America.

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Natural Connections

Emily Stone

Saw what owl?

It also makes sense that the mast of acorns we experienced last fall may have increased the local mouse population and attracted this cute little hooter to my backyard.

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John Gilbert

NCAA Puck Tournament Leans to the West

Enjoy the NCAA hockey tournament, which starts this weekend with four regionals, because it seems quite likely the ruling body will look over something approaching Western domination and make some major changes to the structure.

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Duty to Warn

Gary G. Kohls, MD

The Red Lake School Shootings, 10th Anniversary

In the past, there have been legendary journalists who tried to help readers fully understand what was really going on behind the scenes. These courageous journalists assisted independent and honest politicians, who we voters could trust

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