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Cottage Grove police reports for Dec. 9: Drunken driving, theft, drugs
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Wrestling: Park is building with new roster of wrestlers
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Boys' Hockey: Raptors keep it close with Stillwater
Girls' Hockey: Raptors bounce back with two SEC wins
'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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Editorial: Do what you can during this giving season
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October 16, 2009
Viewpoint: Klobuchar should stand for public health care
Last Saturday, at the education day preceding the Minnesota Nurses Association's annual convention, a ballroom full of registered nurses from throughout the state pulled out their cell phones and dialed Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office to encourage her to support a strong public option...
October 16, 2009 - 7:51am
October 2, 2009
Viewpoint: Motorists likely to drive you mad
We're going through a bit of a milestone in the Weber household these days: our final student driver. I don't know whether it's my age, knowing I've lived through two other kids learning the road warrior experience, or, more likely, that this final child just has his act together...
October 2, 2009 - 8:15am
September 8, 2009
Viewpoint: Airing president's speech to schoolchildren the right choice
Presidents have often called on Americans of all ages to work to make our country the greatest society in history. Kennedy brought the moon closer, started the Peace Corps and called us to service. In 1991, Bush's nationally televised address to junior high school students instructed...
September 8, 2009 - 12:50pm
August 10, 2009
Viewpoint: Time for term limits in Congress
In case you've been in a media-free zone for the summer, here's where we are with health care reform. The Democrats run the White House and the Congress. They have 60 percent of the Senate and 58 percent of the House. A lot of new Democrats, including the president, were elected on...
August 10, 2009 - 8:15am
July 24, 2009
Viewpoint: Economy brings generations together
In a sign of the times, my daughter Shelly (Park High School 2001 graduate) moved in last weekend. There were many factors. An expiring lease, a roommate who herself moved back in with family, a freelance movie-making job requiring long stretches from home, and a desire to save...
July 24, 2009 - 8:09am
July 13, 2009
Viewpoint: Playing field's still not quite level
I played on my nursing school basketball team in mid-1970s Philadelphia. While not a team high, I'm darn proud of the eight points I scored over three years. Similar to the movie, "A League of Their Own," about women's professional baseball during World War II, we were quite a sight...
July 13, 2009 - 8:05am
June 25, 2009
Viewpoint: Don't wait for a health care fix
A couple years ago, I registered as a lobbyist and went to the state Capitol to work on fixing health care. I represented a coalition of doctors, nurses, other health care workers, farmers, small businesses and good government folks like the League of Women Voters. Our goal was to...
June 25, 2009 - 7:02am
May 18, 2009
Viewpoint: Let's see affordable, elder-friendly nursing homes here
People look forward to ending up in a nursing home about as much as they look forward to surgery without anesthesia. My recent experience moving my 93-year-old mother, Grace, to a nursing home in New Jersey following her latest heart attack reminded me of how important it is for all...
May 18, 2009 - 8:18am
May 7, 2009
Viewpoint: It takes a village to ease parents' passage
My 93-year old mother, Grace, had a heart attack on Holy Thursday, laid on the hardwood floor of her tiny garden apartment for two nights, and was found by my brother -- conscious, coherent and very cold -- on Good Friday. Despite a remarkable recovery, that horrifying personal crucifixion...
May 7, 2009 - 7:36am
April 10, 2009
Viewpoint: Private health care is best? Prove it.
One of the silver linings of our economic storm cloud is our collective reawakening to the fact that, as Lord Acton noted, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unchecked corporate power raged in America, and people are eager now to use their government...
April 10, 2009 - 7:00am
March 27, 2009
Viewpoint: Minnesota's election process is reliable
There was Jesus Christ, persuading the vote. In the foyer of the local Lutheran church in a town on the outskirts of the Twin Cities last Nov. 4, a huge full-color tapestry of Christ hung over a dull steel gray machine labeled, "Ballot Printer." It was the famous scene of Christ...
March 27, 2009 - 7:00am