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Calling all aspiring Minnesota writers! The Minnesota Author Project statewide contest is underway and will continue to accept submissions through May 31. The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries.

I would like to see an end to the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. It was not part of the original Senate rules. It was put in place in the Jim Crow area, when racist southern senators used it to delay passage of important civil rights legislation.

In residential developments, you will often see small ponds throughout the neighborhoods. These are stormwater ponds, created to collect stormwater runoff which is rainwater or snowmelt that runs off streets, parking lots, rooftops and compacted lawns.

Most of us believe for our democracy to work for us all it must include us all, no matter our race, background, income or zip code. Throughout our history we have fought to make sure every eligible American is able to cast their vote and have it counted. Our collective future relies on us to…

It has become quite clear that corporations delving into politics doesn’t work too well. The recent Georgia voter integrity bill (SB202) finds 16 entities protesting against the law. Clearly, they have embarrassed themselves with their lack of knowledge as to what the bill contains. Bowing t…

For the first time in over 200 years after an election, the United States of America did not have a peaceful transfer of power. This was due in large part to the “Big Lie” promulgated by many Republicans claiming voter fraud and polling station shenanigans.

How patient are you? When we were young and became impatient, we remember our parents saying to us, “Patience is a virtue.” We don’t know about you, but for us, those words didn’t necessarily make us feel better or help us become more patient. Then we wondered, what was so “virtuous” about p…

For far too long, Gov. Tim Walz has abused his authority and completely disregarded the separation of powers enshrined in the Minnesota Constitution. During what is now the longest peacetime emergency in state history, Walz has shut down businesses, churches and schools.

With regards to the March 25 story on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT), "Dinner theater drops 'Cinderella': Plans push for diversity." Michael Brindisi deciding to, “start fresh with a clean slate” with the diversity of the cast would logically, and reasonably have to extend to the diver…