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I HAVE BEEN told that men who live long enough will get prostate cancer.  The experts have even charted it. At the age of 50 you will have a 50% chance, at 60 years old a 60% chance, at 70 years old a 70% chance, and so on.  

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I was recently invited to attend an event called “Ice Cream for Books and Numbers at Sunrise Elementary in Blaine. The purpose of the event was for students to explore writing, reading and math in the real world. 

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ARE THEY REALLY over? It looks like there are several races too close to call on the national level. In the House of Representatives Republicans have been declared winners. Minnesota’s Tom Emmer will be the House Whip. In Georgia there will be another election to make the final decision for …

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My body was sore when I went to bed, Tuesday, Nov. 1.I had just finished a long day of driving, carrying and unpacking boxes, organizing furniture and — well, you get the idea.

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The question of why we don't digitally alter the content of the editorial photos printed in our newspapers was raised during a recent impromptu discussion concerning cover photo options for one of our publications here at the Press. While I was considering my answer, publisher Carter Johnson…

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Fentanyl is cheap and easy to get. Today it is the biggest player in overdose deaths in the United States. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that began to get attention long before Prince died from a fentanyl overdose.

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EARLY VOTING IS now underway in Minnesota and the in-person Election Day is Nov. 8, 2022. Minnesotans have a good record of election turnout and credibility at the polls. The key is for voters to be informed. Our news staffs have been working hard to provide you voter guides with the candida…

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THE FLORIDA SOUTHWEST coast was hit Wednesday, Sept. 28 by a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Ian was devastating.  

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The shortage of staff at area Department of Motor Vehicle facilities has been in the news lately. We experienced it first-hand when scheduling a driving test for our 16-year-old. 

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Readers are part of the backbone of our paper. As we have shared in the past, subscribers help keep the paper viable. We have been using a QR code to help simplify the process to subscribe. We have received a lot of positive feedback about the QR code that takes readers to the subscription s…

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I think my fascination with the practical applications of electric vehicles started when I first spotted Tom Birkeland’s vintage Volkswagen Beetle outside the Mahtomedi District Center during a RITE of Spring event back in 2008. I was intrigued by a badge on the door of the vehicle indicatin…

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Start planning now for your early morning and afternoon commute. It’s up to all of us to help keep kids safe in our neighborhoods. With school back in session our youth will be traveling to and from school on foot and by bus, bike, and possibly electric scooter or skateboard. Start seeing ki…

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More than two years into the pandemic and I guess the universe thought it was finally my turn to experience COVID-19. 

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A couple weeks ago I was visiting some of my college friends in St. Peter, and like many twenty-somethings, were racking our brains for something exciting to do. 

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I AM PLEASED to learn of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline that is now nationwide. 

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MINNESOTA BRIMS WITH interesting places to visit and learn. The summer board and past presidents’ meeting of the Minnesota Newspaper Association was held at Jackson, Minnesota in late June.

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As college students we are told internships will give us real life experiences to prepare us for our future careers. As I reflect on my first internship, I can’t help but face the paralyzing anxiety that comes with the thought of my future. 

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MASS SHOOTINGS ARE on the increase. They are tragic and devastating. Families and children are fearful and law enforcement is not able to prevent them or reduce the incidence of these merciless killings.

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It’s the season when you, our readers, pick your favorite local professionals, establishments, services, retailers, organizations, and more through the Best of The Press contest. As you know, we launched this contest 3 years ago at the height of the pandemic. We felt it was a fun, engaging w…

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Recent storms have brought about a flurry of yard signs in local neighborhoods for remodelers, roofers and painters. One local contractor I spoke with has inspected more than 700 homes recently.

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IT SEEMS TO be an unusual time in the economic history of the nation and perhaps to some degree for the world. I’ve been writing columns for decades and the current state of the economy seems in many ways uncontrolled.

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Now that I am entering the second trimester, I can finally share the news! My husband Patrick and I are expecting our first child this December. 

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My name is Ella Roberts and I am a summer intern at Press Publications. 

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Father’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a day to honor all fathers even if they have passed away. I am lucky that my father is still in my life. He turned 80 in April and can still drive, fish and go to the casino. He has a few health problems and calls it, “a general wearing out proce…

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“No Way To Prevent This, Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” is a headline that the satirical news site The Onion has been posting (and reposting) since 2014. Normally, I wouldn't choose to reference a news site primarily known for humor and satire when dealing with such a serious…

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This is the first year of the past three that high school graduation activities, ceremonies and parties are proceeding as normal. Graduation season has special meaning for our family this year, as our daughter prepares to graduate from Mahtomedi High School next week.

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THIS IS CLEARLY a wonderful time of year as the weather warms, trees come to life, and the early flowers start blooming. Fishing season is open and all the water sports come alive.

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Opinion pages in our newspapers have been abused and quite frankly it’s our fault. We have allowed what are really advertisements in our opinion pages. Prior to last year, our page count went up between four and eight pages each week during election season. The newspaper received zero revenu…

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