Personally, I do not approve of same-sex marriage. However, now that gay marriage is law in Minnesota, indicating that a majority of Minnesotans believe the gay lifestyle deserves all the legitimacy, respect and approval of the heterosexual lifestyle, what remains to be done?
Congratulations to Jeff Wynne and to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office for working with him so closely to ensure his programs get in front of inmates in Hastings.
The state legislature will soon vote on a bill that would expand the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. We hope our legislators will vote yes. We’ve been married for over 53 years. In that time together we have walked with one another through the ups and downs of life.
Certain experiences are game changers. Your life was going in one direction; suddenly it is going in another. Sometimes these experiences are thrust upon us and we get no choice. Other times, we have an opportunity presented to us that we should not let slip by.
It is truly shameful that our Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are supporting legal status for criminal Mexican illegals. At a time when unemployment among American teenagers is near a record high of 25 percent, extra income is badly needed at many Minnesota households. There are a variety of jobs that should be filled by unemployed teens, not Mexican illegals.
On Tuesday morning, we had the opportunity to tag along as Bill Clothier traveled across the new Hastings bridge, making him the first civilian to cross the big new structure.
Thank you to our family, friends and all who participated in the 4th Annual “Lanes for Life” fundraiser in memory of our daughter Lauren Marie.
The young people of Hastings are up to all kinds of great things in our community, and this week we shed a little bit of light on one such positive thing.
Alleged conservative John Kline has voted to take away more of our Fourth Amendment freedoms by voting to pass CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. CISPA encourages internet service providers to provide the government with your emails, browsing history and other personal information.
Remember when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said of federal health-care legislation, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”? She roundly was blasted, and rightly so, and still is being blasted, not only because she obviously hadn’t read the bill but because she didn’t seem to have an understanding of its impacts.
As the father of three girls and a police officer who has responded to and investigated many sexual assault cases over the years, I am concerned. If you follow the headlines, you know that sexual violence perpetrated against women and children is an all too common occurrence. This reality can be overwhelming, but it’s important to understand that sexual violence can be prevented if we all play our part.
On Sunday evening, as word spread in Hastings about a sad story involving a shoeless 2-year-old child being found while carrying two bottles of alcohol, eyes began to roll.
If budgets truly are statements of values then it is clear Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton values education, including higher education, into which he proposes investing $262 million over the next two years. That would be a 10 percent increase, and it represents the largest percentage increase in the spending plan the governor has pitched to the state Legislature.
“If only a dad could shoulder all his daughter’s pain, he would. But, he can’t, so he must teach her to be strong enough to shoulder it herself.
As citizens we have a duty to our fellow neighbors. This is where the term civic duty originates. While I may personally feel bad that certain citizens’ vehicles may have been lawfully ticketed and towed based on them not knowing about a snow emergency, even the one interviewed for the recent story realized there was a chance of a snow storm.