Opinion

By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the Major League Baseball All-Star Game July 15 at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, was looking forward to seeing his “buddies” [...]

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It was a beautiful sunny day, the kind that makes me want to take the long way home with the windows down. I have several routes I take regularly through Edina neighborhoods to keep an eye on things and, as traffic was backing up on West 50th Street going into Minneapolis, I thought it’d be [...]

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By Larry Granger and Vonda Kelly guest columnists Bloomington is ready to “shock” the country again as it did in the “Big League and Booming” times of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, when four major league sports teams were playing in new stadiums amidst the corn fields and three-bedroom ramblers of a growing suburb. Even [...]

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I never used to think twice before lifting the lid of my garbage can. Last month I came home one sunny weekday afternoon, parked my car and grabbed a snack bar wrapper to toss in my garbage. I popped open the lid of the outdoor garbage can and barely glanced inside as I extended my [...]

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I had to remind myself at least a dozen times to vote. I even wrote down “Election Day” on my calendar and about 15 other places to remind myself. It was to vote for a Hennepin County District 3 commissioner. In a special election primary. In the spring. When no one else is on the [...]

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