Healthy nationalism can unite us We need to understand the words we use, and we should strive to use our words carefully and honestly. In these partisan times, too frequently words or concepts end up ill-defined or misused intentionally or by casual error.
Swan Vision Gallery in Maiden Rock announces its third special exhibit of 2018: The Uncanny Valley: Dean Lucker's Log Men, which features new and recent sculpture by critically acclaimed artist Dean Lucker.
At Minnesota State College Southeast, summer is a busy time as we focus on admissions and registration for fall semester. A number of our career and technical programs are already full or will be shortly! Welding and practical nursing are filling quickly. The electronics, manufacturing and CAD programs are experiencing their highest enrollments in five years. Two of the three musical instrument repair programs in Red Wing have waiting lists. Strategic plan
First, I must tell you I am a flaming Democrat. A recent letter writer stated that the Democrats' concerns about immigration reform — righting injustices and stopping the suffering of people caught crossing the border — is all about Democrats facilitating globalism. (RE, July 25, 2018) The writer apparently feels all the protests against President Donald Trump are actually because of his attempts to block globalism and his support of nationalism.
Every year millions of people attend county, district or state fairs and tell their friends about the great time they had. Maybe it was your first encounter seeing a cow, riding the Ferris wheel, eating a corn dog, serving as a superintendent for 30 years, or even getting engaged; but it happened at the fair. Now it's time to share your story with the rest of the state. Your story could be from the past or something even from the present year.
This weekend is River City Days, and the third annual Antique Boat Show at Bay Point Park is looking for preserved or restored boats, motors or anything with some maritime history. The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the boat launch. It is nice to see a few boats in the water, too. Visitors enjoy seeing the talent of a true craftsman that bring down their homemade canoes, kayaks and boats.
The Republican Eagle is instituting a new policy requiring that readers "pay" for the First Amendment right to express, and explain why, who or what they support or oppose at the voting booth. The Eagle isn't the first and won't be the last newspaper to begin charging readers for election endorsement letters. As a former editor, I appreciate the arguments presented. It's still disappointing, and I respectfully disagree. I encourage the newspaper to review the impact of this new policy and to revise accordingly.
High-flying, fast paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for the Pierce County Fair! The Supercross Racing event will start at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the Fairgrounds Grandstand in Ellsworth. You will see racers jump 70-foot triples, navigate bermed corners and pound through the whoops. Local racers are invited to sign up for the races — as young as 4 years old and as old as 50. Pit gate and sign up will open at 3 p.m., practice will start at 6 p.m. (for race entrants only), and the racing will start at 7 p.m.
Don't let downtown construction sour your summer. Sweeten it up with an invigorating walk through our historic downtown, while doing your shopping. Take the pledge to Park & Walk, and follow posted signs to free parking spots. Then, mark how many steps it takes you to get from your parking spot to your destination. There will be signs throughout downtown with attached markers for everyone to use. Let's see how m any steps we can take downtown this summer.
Give Winger football a shot: Support the program It's my distinct honor and that of the coaches to lead a program affiliated with giants like Bob Celt, Russ Marshall and Paul Schmitt. I was built by Winger football and am forever grateful for the experience.