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Wed
30
Nov
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A Drop of Ink: What Makes You A Good Member of Society?

By Reed Anfinson

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Tue
22
Nov
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A Drop of Ink: To Be Understood, Remembered, Say It In Print

By Reed Anfinson

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Those who grew up reading physical books, magazines, and newspapers now find that our preference for them has more value than just nostalgia. 

Thu
17
Nov
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Democrats Ignore Rural Republicans At Their Peril

By Reed Anfinson

PublisherIn our years of covering state politics from western Minnesota, we have reliably seen a steady stream of candidates for statewide office come by to talk about their campaigns. They came to talk about what they would do to help rural residents and businesses prosper.

Wed
02
Nov
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A Drop of Ink: Vote For What Makes Minnesota Stronger

By Reed Anfinson

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We are all fed up with the political advertising spewing from our television sets. The demonization of opponents, the creation of not only opposition but bitterness and hate toward candidates, is demoralizing. It is us versus them in a fight for the salvation of our nation – but it’s not.

Wed
26
Oct
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A Drop of Ink: Education Requires Exposure To Diversity

By Reed Anfinson

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Thu
20
Oct
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A Drop of Ink: Get Involved Before You Seek Office

By Reed Anfinson

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“Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” 

Wed
05
Oct
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Losing Newspapers - Losing Democracy

By Reed Anfinson

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This is National Newspaper Week in America. It is a week to focus on what newspapers bring to their communities and what happens to our democracy without them.

Thu
29
Sep
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A Drop of Ink: Inspiring Awe Can Be Economic Development

By Reed Anfinson

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Wed
21
Sep
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A Drop of Ink: Too Many Know Too Little About America

By Reed Anfinson

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As our understanding of how representative Democracy works fails, citizens become less tolerant of the differences among us. Rather than envisioning paths to realize our nation’s moto, “E Pluribus Unum” – out of many one, they see threats in all who don’t live according to their beliefs.

Wed
07
Sep
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A Drop of Ink: The Power Of Talking To Strangers

By Reed Anfinson

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People don’t strike up conversations with strangers like they used to before the cellphone. It’s unfortunate. Both the stranger you might talk to and you lose something as a result.

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