Opinion & Columns

  • Tom West, West Words
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Historically, the U.S. president’s party, does not fare well in the off-year congressional elections. For example, the U.S. Senate seat now held by DFLer Amy Klobuchar has been won only once (in 1982) by the president’s party in the off year.

  • Tom West, West Words
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You may think that nothing could top 2017 for true zaniness, but we are off to another fine start in 2018. Already, President Trump has told Kim Jung Un that he had a bigger nuclear button, and then told the American people that he himself is “a very stable genius.” In spite of the news, the…

Obituaries

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Elizabeth “Betty” Dora Gerads, age 64, passed away peacefully with family at her side on February 20, 2018 at her REM home in St. Joseph, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Marvin Enneking …

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He left home when he enlisted in the US Army in 1951 and was stationed in Germany until he returned home and took a position with the State Department as a Foreign Service Communications Officer. While at his first posting at the American Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa he met his wife Gen…

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Donald Vincent Miller, age 87 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home in Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre, Minnesota with his family at his side. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk…