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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
School sports: go Tornadoes (08/29/16)
At coffee this last week we got to talking about school starting and how football practice had started already. At the football meeting for parents this year the coach said the numbers were down for players for the Storm Lake High School. While discussing what could cause this, Becky spoke up about her son, he used to play football and then one day he just stopped. ...
What color Is homelessness? (08/29/16)
A young man stood on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota last Sunday. He was holding up a sign describing his plight, "Homeless, hungry, need help." He was across the street from a church were I was speaking. I stopped to talk to him and did give him a small donation. ...
Pipeline spills are happening (08/25/16)
Native Americans in Marquette protest an oil pipeline in North Dakota and rightly so. We have heard about pipelines springing devastating leaks all over the country, resulting in serious harm to local ecosystems and contamination of nearby water sources. ...
Veterans make topnotch employees (08/18/16)
Politicians call them heroes and strangers thank them for their service. But when their enlistment comes to an end, veterans need more than a pat on the back as they return to civilian life. They need jobs. And increasingly, they seem to be getting them because the unemployment rate among veterans has been on the decline in recent years. ...
A farm crisis in the making? (08/16/16)
Only 35 years after the 1980's farm crisis, another storm seems to be brewing. Corn production is forecast by USDA to be up 11% from last year. This crop, possibly over 15 billion bushels will include a market-killing overhang of nearly a billion bushels. Corn exports are not performing well due to the strong US dollar, and all sectors of the livestock market are struggling...