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COMMENTARY

The COMMENTARY tag applies to opinion page commentary columns.

A combined organization will ensure Minnesotans continue to have access to innovative, equitable, high-quality care close to home — now and in the future.
We were able to accomplish a lot over the years by working collaboratively between legislators, local officials and citizens.
We all have an important responsibility to be environmental stewards for our communities — and Bemidji’s unique landscape requires a special level of care. From home building to commercial construction, here are three crucial considerations to discuss and plan for when building in Bemidji.
Once again, it’s election season across the country. The general election will be held on Nov. 8. and here in northwest Minnesota, we have a lot to consider before we go vote.

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Election administrators and judges are part of the community. We are your neighbors and co-workers, people you see at church on Sunday or in line at the grocery store. I believe I speak for all election officials when I say we are honest citizens who want to serve our community to the best of our ability.
The U.S. economy reached an important milestone recently. This summer’s job reports show that the private sector has regained the jobs lost during the pandemic. It is a good time to take stock of our economy and the short and long-term challenges the pandemic has exposed.
There may be no worse assault on our freedom of speech than a law that would permit the government to tell us to “shut up” when it comes to discussion and debate on a major social issue of our time — and to punish us if we don’t.
“I don’t like it. It’s not right,” World War II veteran Vern Otterson said. “We were fighting against the Nazis. They were horrible. Why should anyone be running around selling Nazi stuff?”
In the current system, ex-felons with judgments against them are forced into an underground cash economy to avoid wage garnishment. The other alternatives to generate money to eat and live, are standing on a street corner panhandling, drug dealing and theft.
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Trying to lock down the Central Division, the team is looking for quality at-bats, which hasn’t been Sano’s strong suit

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This spring semester was Mark Christensen’s last semester of teaching at Bemidji State University. He has accomplished so much in his teaching career, and someday, I hope to be as helpful and inspirational to my own students, as he has been to his.
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Platooning less, the left-handed-hitting outfielder is hitting .300 against lefties this spring
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After leading by as many as 26 points in the first half and as many as 25 points in the second half, the Timberwolves proved they aren’t ready for success in a crushing 104-95 loss.

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