• Strictly star divides opinion with controversial opinion on Full English breakfast with some saying he's 'sinned'

    Would you be happy if this item was missing from your brekky?

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  • OPINION: They Said It

    “Almost two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults have changed their driving habits or lifestyle since March, with 23% making ‘major changes.’ Drivers’ top three changes to offset high gas prices are driving less, combining errands and reducing shopping or dining out.”

  • Opinion: Not being racist is not enough

    I no longer get upset when I see racial epithets graffitied into public space. I recognize it as a sort of coming of age exercise for disgruntled white teens. It’s frequency no longer surprises me. But the response to it still does. Last month, an individual of diminished character took an aerosol paint can and […]

  • Reader Opinion: Embarrassing

    Representative Heintzeman should spend more time working for the people of Crow Wing County and not campaigning in Shakopee against candidates in his own party.

  • Opinion: Tips, when and how much?

    When we were first going together my late husband, Fred, was extremely tight-fisted with his money. On our first outing, I drove him to Fresno in my mother’s station wagon to pick up a batch of television antennas on sale at the Radio Shack he owned. On this day, he had driven his Harley Davidson to work and needed help transporting the merchandise. Since it was a Friday night, I told him if I was going to waste one of the best evenings of the week, he had to buy me dinner. I was 19 years old,...

  • Opinion: Understanding Monkeypox

    Monkeypox is one variation in a “family” of poxes. Some are very harmful to human beings; others are benign or relatively benign. To understand how this is possible, it is necessary to have at least a superficial understanding of evolution. Things that are alive today evolved from other things that were once present on the earth millions of years ago, from the largest of elephants to microscopic viruses. And today’s living things that evolved from a common ancestor may exist in a “family” that...

  • Offseason Opinions: That Moment

    Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images It wasn’t a dream. It wasn’t a desert mirage. Every generation has those pivotal moments, the one you ask “where were you when”. For Caps fans, it’s when the final horn sounded in Game 5 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and the Caps were finally crowned Stanley Cup champions. So let’s talk about it! Where were you when the Caps won the Cup? Luke: I was outside Capital One Arena, sick as a freaking dog, which sucked...

  • The Comedy Renaissance – Opinion

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  • Reader Opinion: Thank you

    I can assure you with 100% certainty, the folks who continue to sit at the board table after I leave have our students’ best interest at heart.

  • Opinion: What kind of Democrat are you?

    I was a Democrat when John F. Kennedy was president and Martin Luther King was alive. Kennedy summed up the Democrats of his day: “Ask not what your country can do for you.

  • Opinion: On autographs and decorum

    Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Stop throwing stuff at players to sign As a dad, I’ve given a lecture or two. Recent events have riled up the father figure in me and for the first time in a long while, I’m gonna go dad all over the fans of the Buffalo Bills. Pull up a chair, junior, today’s lecture is on fan decorum when it comes to the matter of getting autographs. First off, let’s be clear that I’m talking to the adults in the room as it’s been mainly their awful...