Last week a child no older than 5 pedaled feverishly down our neighborhood street as if he were heading for an ice cream store. It was a typic…

When I was 14, I fell in love ... with the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. Each summer, my church youth group from Sioux Falls, South D…

In February 2020, the Lakes International Language Academy community was celebrating the grand opening of the newest wing of our secondary sch…


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It’s a great story, but is it true? That’s what I’ve wondered about something a statistics professor told me years ago. Recently I’ve thought …

The impact of stress is something everyone is familiar with, and all of us need to take care of ourselves in order to maintain healthy levels.…

After a month of Chaplain Basic Training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, I have a new appreciation for those who have answered the call to mi…

As the United States emerges from the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Europe and Canada following closely behind, each day’s news …

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The legislature convened on Monday, June 14 for a special session where we will finish the new two-year state budget. The budget framework rea…

As we move into summer, we see several welcoming signs that our community is returning to a state of normalcy. Business restrictions are being…

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