So - is this a good thing? There are exceptions to every rule, but MOST Minnesota winters are a pale imitation of what our parents muddled through in the 60s and 70s. It doesn't get down to -25F or -30F in the metro anymore. Now 0F is a big deal and potentially headline-generating. Really? Our winters are no longer (consistently) cold enough for mostly snow. 22 days with rain or glaze ice since November 1 in the MSP metro. The longest January Thaw since 1944. No wonder winter weather lovers are in a funk. A lot of people like the additional warmth. Others lament the loss of something fundamental, part of our Minnesota identity. I see both sides - I'm just the messenger. But no, our winters aren't nearly as forbidding, on average…
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old Ohio girl dies from opioids
DAYTON: Authorities say a 13-month-old Dayton girl died in May from the synthetic drugs carfentanil and fentanyl.
Man charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying information
A 41-year-old Minot man is charged with using his ex-wife and her daughter’s identity, as well as that of a third person, to forge checks and open fraudulent credit card accounts last fall Brandon Lowery is charged with two counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, both Class B felonies; three counts of unauthorized use of personal identifying information, all Class C felonies, theft of property, a Class C felony, and two counts of forgery or counterfeiting, both Class A misdemeanors Lowery’s ex-wife went to police last September to report fraudulent activity on her bank account and on that of her minor daughter’s. Lowery could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of…
How I found the newspaper
“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…