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It’s a common argument I hear: a vote is akin to a drop in the bucket. It can be daunting when looking at the scope and size of some elections. The election cycle last for months, even years; such a buildup can create a level of apathy stemming from exhaustion. It’s easy to be waxy philosoph…

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Fall is my favorite season. The days are still usually warm and the nights are cool with the clean crisp air, which gives my air conditioner a break. Fishing in the fall is the best sitting out on the lake with a cool breeze and catching whatever comes my way. But my favorite thing about fal…

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I am Jim Swenson. In Nov. 2016, you elected me to be your city councilor. Since taking office, our city’s bond rating has improved to an A+. We applied for and received two grants totaling $13 million to improve local housing, and we achieved Green Step City status for our commitment to cost…