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Minnesota’s 3M company is the country’s 94th largest corporation. Its sales were $31.7 billion and its CEO made $18 million in 2017. UnitedHealth Group is the country’s 6th largest corporation with sales of $201billion in 2017. The CEO of UnitedHealth made $17 million in 2017. These two companies,...
The trial of the Minneapolis police officer, who shot Justine Damond is finally getting underway. I wonder if “political correctness” also should be on trial in this case. It appears to me, there seems to be a growing body of evidence, at least in this case, that political correctness can cause ...
To the Editor:   There was an omission in the August 29 Leader covering the school board meeting that happened August 20. I attended the board meeting. On the Consent Agenda was Policy Work brought forth by the superintendent, “recommended by the Minnesota School Board Association”. The board...
Last Thursday was the first time in a long time I had taken some time to talk to my three Chipmunk friends. But the only one that came out to talk to me was Munk Two. He wanted to know where I had been for the past couple of months. And I wanted to know where he, Chip and Munk One had been for the...
Perhaps you heard Donald Trump earlier this year when he told a national gathering of Veterans of Foreign Wars, “Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” Many of the vets applauded and, when Trump gave them their cue, they loudly booed the members of the...
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican Senator from Texas, said that the detention centers where the government has been holding immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents are pretty much like summer camps.  There are a number of summer camps for children in Texas including the summer day...
People say that the platforms of political parties represent the extreme view points of just a few party activists. The platforms are not likely to become legislation proposed by the party leadership, wise political pundits say. Take for example the DFL party platform plank which says electricity...
According to Ryan Kutter, L. P. Leader,7-18-18, the Towle Road needs a little patching. Actually, sometimes I think it needs major re-construction, but that’s a whole different story.   We, the regular, normal (O.K., mostly normal), folks need to start having these conversations without filtering...
This is in response to several of Tony Towle’s recent columns, which echoed national news outlets in their divisive tone and oversimplification of issues.  He usually seems to be arguing against a left-wing extremist he saw on television rather than where the mainline of the Democratic party is,...
I’ve been wondering if the Quran, the book of Islam, teaches kindness and generosity? If it does, two Muslim men from St. Cloud were following the teachings of their prophet recently. Here’s how it happened. We were on a journalism assignment in St. Cloud. The assignment took us down Division...

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