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Promise yourself “to think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds; to live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you,” as Christian D. Larson said. These are the last two stanzas of a c…

Last weekend I held a listening session for members of the community and advocates on the issue of affordable insulin. I want to thank everyone that came to share experiences and frustrations about affording insulin and managing life with diabetes. I thought one of the people who attended su…

Grievously, we lost a very spirited and sincere man, Joe Vaughan. Mr. Vaughan was a kind, warm-hearted person who brought caring-ness to others, including me. Who was Joe Vaughan to me and others? Mr. Vaughan was the CEO of CAP Agency, a loving friend, a rock solid mentor, a gracious helper,…

We know there are very real emotional, mental and physical health risks that come with social isolation in seniors. It can lead to higher blood pressure levels, higher rates of mortality and a quicker cognitive decline. The debilitating consequences of this are only amplified when compounded…

Air is all around us. We feel this air in everything we do, and it’s moving right now through your nose, into your lungs and back out. This air makes up the skin of our planet. Our planet’s skin is thinner comparatively than the skin of an apple. From your backyard, it may look infinite, but…

As winter finally loosens its grip and we begin to embrace spring, at Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools we are already thinking ahead to fall and kindergarten registration. This means we are asking parents of incoming kindergarten students to register online now.

Try as I might, I cannot find one good reason for this invention: A Minnesota man has designed a two-shot derringer that fits in the frame of a cell phone. Why any legitimate person with a concealed-carry permit would want a junk gun like this is beyond my comprehension.

Thanks to our community, our new elementary school, Hamilton Ridge, is taking shape. Dozens of staff, parents and community members have either served on the building design committee or have taken the time to submit a school name idea. Now we are looking forward to breaking ground this spri…

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