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Opinion

Art: Dakota sculpture helps heal Scaffold pain

Local Editorials

The Dakota people offer forgiveness and redemption as part of their peace-embracing culture, and a new sculpture by a Dakota artist brings that healing to Minnesota. The Walker Art Center and the Dakota community unveiled Saturday a new sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden that ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Self advocacy conference canceled To the editor: A lot of praying goes on when a loved one is hooked to a ventilator because there is nothing else you can do. Parents of children with disabilities are too familiar with this feeling of helplessness. Because of the large increase of COVID in ...

Platitudes won’t stop mass shootings

Local Editorials

Saturday night’s mass shooting at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar in St. Paul was a hellish scene, according to police and survivors. An argument in the bar escalated, and two of the arguers pulled guns to settle it. In the crossfire, one woman was killed and 14 people were ...

Readers’ Views

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for Kinship To the editor: I want to thank Kinship for their industrial auction they do each year. I have been making a point of going to it each year since I discovered this wonderful opportunity about 8 years ago. I want the donors to hear how they help other businesses in ...

Facebook’s in need of regulation

Local Editorials

The American public has been made aware of some disturbing things that social media giant Facebook has been doing. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen told, in a “60 Minutes” interview and in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, how Facebook, and its ...

Find a way to support what matters

Local Editorials

The news that three Central Minnesota arts organizations will be requiring audiences to not only mask up, but prove their vaccination status or provide a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of the event). Certainly, many patrons of the Paramount Center for the Arts, the College of ...