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Paul Wisniewski: Thank you from the BK5K

The BK5K would like to thank all of the participants in our 19th annual 5K race and the kids who ran in our 1K races, for helping to make i… Read more

John Rupkey: Pete Buttigieg shouldn't repent for who he is

I believe that many traditional conservative religious people continue to inflict cruel self-hate on innocent gay kids, because they are un… Read more

Fatima Said: Celebrating World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day, an international holiday that is unknown to many. Read more

Dean Beckman: It takes many dedicated people to make Steamboat Days a success

It’s easy to take things for granted, especially when they go well. The same is true for community celebrations like Steamboat Days, which … Read more

Julie Chiasson: And why were the kids in cages during a parade?

I did not attend the parade this year, however I am seeing very disturbing photos of children in cages on two separate occasions. Please ex… Read more

David Winston: Democratic voters are channeling Mick Jagger

“I can’t get no satisfaction,” sang Mick Jagger. Apparently, neither can the majority of the country’s voters. So says our latest Winning t… Read more



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Commentary: Kamala Harris wants to 'prosecute the case' against Trump. What does that mean?

During one of his debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Donald Trump threatened to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the former secretary of state if he were elected. "Lock her up!" remains a popular cheer at his campaign-style rallies. Trump's loose talk about turning the Justice Department against his political opponents is one of his most outrageous norm violations. Given that ... Read more

Commentary: Don't claim to be inclusive of 'everyone' if you don't want Trump supporters

Our society is sharply polarized for a bunch of reasons, but one that sticks out in my mind is the prevailing sense of righteousness. You see it all the time in online debates - the other side isn't just mistaken, it's deficient, or venal, or immoral, or even evil. Exhibit A is the new policy announced this week by Ravelry, which appears to be the top site for craftsy people who like to make ... Read more

Trudy Rubin: Where is U.S. headed with Iran?

What on earth is America’s policy on Iran? Read more

Josh B. McGee: What retirement savings crisis?

It’s in vogue to catastrophize about the state of retirement savings in the United States. Read more

Richard Williams: Chernobyl is a teachable moment on separation of production and regulation

A recent book “Midnight in Chernobyl” and an HBO miniseries on Chernobyl have brought to light the nuclear power plant disaster that took p… Read more

Commentary: Gay men need to be feminists too

Even in the all-male environments that I've frequented, from golf courses to gay bars to locker rooms, I never encountered the kind of brutish sexism that Donald Trump broadcast as he campaigned for office. And yet I know his continuing insults against women are not singular; attacks are festering from a wide cast of misogynists, from the Leslie Moonves type to the "incel" type to the Alabama ... Read more

Commentary: Mexico is not the enemy

On a daily basis, President Donald Trump hurls threats at Mexico – close the border, levy new tariffs, arrest millions. But history shows it's smarter to recognize our neighbor as a natural ally. During World War II, Mexico joined the United States in declaring war on the Axis, even though Germany was well-ensconced in Latin American markets. Mexico then supplied U.S. industries with more ... Read more

Commentary: After 30 dead horses, thank heavens Santa Anita's lethal season is finally over

The grisly winter racing season at Santa Anita finally, mercifully, came to a close Sunday, with 30 horses dead from racing or training. The latest death was just two days ago. And, although racing has closed at the park until late September, training will continue until July 11. A good number of those 30 deaths occurred during training. It's disconcerting to think that horses will continue ... Read more

Fastenal hires team to design, build downtown Winona office building

For the Winona Daily News

Fastenal Company on Tuesday announced it has hired a team to design and build its downtown Winona o… Read more

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