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OPINION: Keystone pipeline is a bad idea

February 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Resources better spent on developing Bakken oil. Continue Reading

A hopeful step for native kids

July 27, 2012 in DL-Online

The arrest of a 19-year-old for the murder of two Spirit Lake Reservation children is an important, visible step in an ongoing and often frustrating effort to protect American Indian children. Continue Reading

Highway bridges can bridge gaps between parties

June 6, 2012 in DL-Online

In October, Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., made news by opposing a massive public-works project in a certain district: his own. Even though a high-speed rail line from the Twin Cities to Duluth would create thousands of construction jobs, the project would be too expensive and too inefficient, said Cravaack, whose district includes Duluth. Continue Reading

Guest editorial: Don’t become an ATV statistic

May 18, 2012 in DL-Online

As the weather heats up, so does the season for riding all terrain vehicles (ATVs). But it isn’t all fun in the sun. As with any vehicle, drivers assume a big responsibility when they turn the key. Continue Reading

Shatter stigmas surrounding mental illness

May 9, 2012 in DL-Online

Stigma is defined in the dictionary as “a mark of shame or discredit a stain.” Unfortunately, people who are coping with a mental health condition have to deal with stigmas every day. People judge them in all kinds of negative ways, making wrong, hurtful assumptions that only compound the problem, which is an illness not a defining personality trait. Continue Reading

Hell is not a necessary evil

March 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The punishment of hell has long been used in certain circles of Christianity. People are threatened with eternal damnation based upon one’s innate biological sexual orientation, one’s reproductive choices, and one’s religious convictions or lack thereof. Continue Reading

A Guest Editorial – Veterans Day: Remembering Max Beilke

November 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Each year on Veterans Day, Americans remember the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. This year I will remember one Minnesota veteran in particular, Max J. Beilke. Although he died nine years ago, he remains an inspiration to this day. Continue Reading