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Payroll tax deadlock ends as House caves

December 22, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. Continue Reading

U.S. formally ends Iraq war with little fanfare

December 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

BAGHDAD (AP) There was no “Mission Accomplished” banner. No victory parade down the center of this capital scarred and rearranged by nearly nine years of war. No crowds of cheering Iraqis grateful for liberation from Saddam Hussein. Continue Reading

Out of the 2012 race

August 14, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Pawlenty ends his White House dream
ST. PAUL Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ended his White House dream Sunday after a third-place finish in an Iowa straw poll.
Pawlenty said he would not continue his campaign, telling ABC’s “This Week” that “I wish it would have been different, but the pathway forward doesn’t exist for me.”
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Time to change the clocks AND the batteries

November 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, and Minnesotans will gain an extra hour of time time that State Fire Marshal Jerry Rosendahl hopes will be used to check smoke alarm batteries. Continue Reading

Loose Ends: Call me the haphazard greenskeeper

April 16, 2009 in River Falls Journal

Yes, indeed, we’re finally getting to that time of the year when it’s shovels to the back of the shed and rakes to the front. Snow’s melted and I’m not the only one glad to say goodbye to winter. Continue Reading

Loose Ends: We stay, we endure, we’re nuts

January 8, 2009 in River Falls Journal

So we live in the Midwest well, northern or upper Midwest to be exact, and maybe that explains our passive aggressive, slightly schizophrenic feelings about the weather. Continue Reading