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Donate to Lakeside Cemetery To the editor: Lakeside Cemetery is celebrating 150 years of providing a beautiful and peaceful resting place for those who have passed and friends and family who come to visit. We are extremely proud of the services we provide. Although we receive income from the ...

Let court decide on vaccine mandate

The 5th U.S. Court of Appeals put a hold on the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate ordering businesses with over 100 employees to have them vaccinated, or get weekly testing. The mandate was to take effect Jan. 4, but the appeals court paused the rule, saying it raised “grave ...

Hope for moderates?

Politics in America has become so polarized in recent years that one wonders if there an effective bipartisan government is going the way of the passenger train and 25-cent a gallon gasoline. Can we have a government where representatives debate, listen to each other, come up with compromises, ...

U free tuition plan bold move for equity

The University of Minnesota has taken an important and bold step toward creating equity in education by offering free or discounted tuition to many of its Native American students. Much of Minnesota belonged to Native Americans before the white settlement of the 1800s. Treaties to trade land ...

Status quo won’t cut it for MPD

The Minneapolis Police Department remains in place following Tuesday’s Minneapolis city elections. A ballot question to dissolve the MPD and replace it with a Department of Public Safety (whatever that would look like) was soundly defeated by Minneapolis voters who, apparently, prefer the ...

Drug price deal important for seniors

As the Democrats in Congress worked on the final draft of the $1.75 trillion domestic policy bill, one of the parts that fell by the wayside was legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Fortunately, a deal announced Tuesday brings it back into the bill, smaller perhaps than before, ...