Rich Glennie

11/02/2016 - 7:51am
I had a bad week recently. How can a retiree have a bad week, you ask? Trust me, it happens. Three things happened. The first occurred while grocery shopping. After we unloaded the groceries into the car, I pushed the empty cart to the nearby corral. When I was done, I tugged on the door handle of a vehicle only to discover I was one parking stall off. It was not my silver Buick. It was a...
05/04/2016 - 11:05am
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton methodically march to their political party nominations, I have been hearing more and more people saying they may not vote at all. They may sit on the sidelines because they don’t care for either party front-runner.   That would be unfortunate for the United States, the bastion of freedoms,...
04/20/2016 - 9:26am
I was deeply sadden by the passing of Noel Phifer, 90, last week. It was a loss of another great community leader, who helped shape generations of people through his work as a school teacher and administrator as well as a mentor and community volunteer. His involvement in the community and throughout the area indicates a lengthy list of...
03/30/2016 - 8:01am
What seems to pass for discourse nowadays is … volume. Those who can outshout their opponents seem to think they are the winners. Recent incidents involving metro school district meetings as well as Minnesota House committee meetings have been disrupted by loud-mouthed protesters, who seem to think their views are the only ones that need...
03/16/2016 - 9:41am
Canada is our largest trading partner, it shares the longest border with us, yet Americans literally ignore our large neighbor to the north. We simply take it for granted. But what happens in the States impacts Canada almost as much. So Canadians have opinions about the current free-for-all called American political campaigning. I decided to...
03/09/2016 - 9:20am
The headline in a recent British tabloid said it all about the current state of the American presidential campaigning. With a large, full-page photo of Donald Trump, the large headline stated: “Really?” It sums up a lot of opinions here and abroad. As the GOP regulars scramble to slow him down, Trump simply lets fly with the latest...
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