If Purple Becomes Minnesota’s State Color, What Should North Dakota’s Be?

Minnesota lawmakers are considering honoring Prince by making the state color purple, which today prompted a colleague to ask what North Dakota’s state color should be. My first instinct was to say it should be blue, even though North Dakota has states on either side that seem to be more into blue–Minnesota itself (the 10,000…
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Confederate Flags In Minnesota: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING.

Even if you somehow still believe the Confederate battle flag doesn’t symbolize racism and white supremacy (sorry, but to many, many people it does) and even if you think it should be legal for private individuals to fly on their own property as a form of free speech, there’s still absolutely no way anyone in…
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How Much Is The Life Of A Mentally Ill Person Worth?

A man allowed his brother to freeze to death and only got a one-year sentence for it. If that’s not enough to make you angry, that one year isn’t a year in prison or even a year in jail; it’s a year of probation. Bruce Simmons’ frozen body was emaciated, dressed only in a makeshift…
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Saturday’s Terrifying Incident

The scariest thing ever happened to me on Saturday: I gave my parents a perfectly valid reason to say “I told you so.” I also slid off the Interstate at 75 miles per hour, but hey, perspective, people. I’m fine, and while my car’s bumper is hanging down on one side, my car is also…
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Invasion Of The Lake Snatchers

Zebra mussels have apparently invaded the lake my grandparents’ cabin is on. This is not good news, as the mussels are an invasive species famous for encrusting everything put into a lake, including docks and boats and water outlets, and they aren’t good for native species of the lake, either. The water will get clearer,…
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