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Some of you know that one of life's joys that I take pride in is my athletic career long ago on the championship football and basketball teams in Luverne.  These memories, if verbalized, honor the coaches who were men of active faith who cared deeply for those of us who played for them. They...
Before moving to Luverne, I was head football coach at a small university from 1985 to 1992. During my time there, my players faced several racist incidents from the community. The first happened when I arrived. A community member asked me about the "cans" I was bringing to the town. Confused, I...
The special session was a train wreck. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and recent civil unrest, Minnesotans need strong state leadership at the Legislature now more than ever. Instead we got arbitrary deadlines, broken deals and partisan battles. I’m frustrated at the Senate GOP...
The month of May is known for its warmer days, flowers in bloom, and students anxious to burst through their school's exit doors one final time to the freedom of summer break. Yet, this May is entirely different for all of us, whether it was the change in plans for Mother's Day, a birthday party...
During the month of January, advocates, organizations and individuals unite to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking. While movements like #MeToo have started to bring crimes like sexual harassment and sexual assault out of the shadows, human trafficking largely remains hidden....
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