Letters from readers Words matter Often, we’re told that we need to do more than talk. While understanding the sentiment implied in the previous statement, devalues words in particular and language in general. We are suffering from the false notion that words and language mean little. A case in point played out in front of us on Wednesday, Jan. 6. A group of self-described “patriots” who’ve listened to hateful, abusive, and racist language for the past few years took those words to heart and produced
Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 19 points while Austin Andrews finished with 17 points and Mason Steffen recorded a career-high 11 points. DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team battled back in the second half but it wasn’t enough, as the University of Mary got the 80-70 win to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season and split the series. Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 19 points while Austin Andrews finished with 17 points. Mason Steffen recorded a career-high 11 points off the bench.
There's been an aspect of "every man for himself" to Florida's COVID-19 vaccine rollout. State and national media have published images of seniors camping overnight waiting in line for a shot. Floridians have been frustrated as websites crash, appointments fill up in minutes and there's no sign of cavalry riding to the rescue. Part of this is unavoidable. We're in the midst of the biggest vaccine rollout in the nation's history; there will be glitches. But there might have been fewer had Florida done things
I became a Republican during the Reagan years. I was proud and convinced that the party stood for solid conservative values. Today, I am not so sure. On Jan. 13, 2021, 10 Republican members of the House voted in concert with all the Democrats to impeach our president one week before he is to leave office. Another, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, wants to censure the president. All are in agreement that he was directly involved in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol building last week. An attack, by the way, that I
First Period_1, Minnesota, Dumba 1 (Suter, Greenway), 0:21. 2, Los Angeles, Vilardi 1 (Wagner, MacDermid), 16:58. Second Period_3, Los Angeles, Lizotte 1 (Doughty, Carter), 7:02. 4, Los Angeles, Athanasiou 2 (Carter), 10:22. Third Period_5, Minnesota, Eriksson Ek 1 (Pateryn, Greenway), 7:38. 6, Minnesota, Suter 1 (Parise, Bonino), 19:58. Overtime_7, Minnesota, Johansson 1 (Kaprizov, Brodin), 4:49. Shots on Goal_Minnesota 14-12-15-3_44. Los Angeles 11-13-7-2_33. Power-play opportunities_Minnesota 0 of 5; Los
Ga'Quincy McKinstry, a two-way star at Pinson Valley High in suburban Birmingham, has been named Mr. Football for the state of Alabama for the 2020 prep football season. McKinstry was a receiver and defensive back for the Indians, who went 12-2 and won the Class 6A championship. Offensively, he caught 45 passes for 706 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had five receptions for 89 yards and the go-ahead score in the state title game, a 23-13 victory over Spanish Fort. On defense, McKinstry finished with 21 tackles,
The local furniture market seems to be doing well during the pandemic. DULUTH, Minn. – The local furniture market seems to be doing well during the pandemic. Over at Hom Furniture in Hermantown, demand has surged. 2020 was a very busy year and because of COVID-19, people have been purchasing more items for the home office and upholstery furniture for those stuck at home Netflixing. “You know, you want to come home and feel comfortable and have your home reflect your personality, and make you smile and see
DULUTH, Minn.– As schools try to navigate reopening through the pandemic, some local schools are sending a reminder to the community follow health guidelines. The Duluth, Superior, and Proctor school districts along with the cities of Duluth and Superior launched the ‘We Can Northland’ campaign. It’s a series of videos from students, staff, and other community members asking the public to follow mask wearing and social distancing guidelines. Those involved say they want case numbers to go down so it
The Cloquet and Grand Rapids boys both got road wins while the Duluth Marshall and Proctor girls won at home. DULUTH, Minn. – Gianna Kneepkens scored 51 points as the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team won their home opener 73-58 over Grand Rapids. Seventh grader Ava Meierotto finished with 10 points while Laila Monroe finished with four points and 14 rebounds. Jessika Lofstrom finished with 18 points while Taryn Hamling had 17 points for the Thunderhawks. In other prep girls action, the Proctor girls
We set sail with a new president on an old ocean of hate. A new photo of a new man will now symbolize U.S. leadership. But hostility is still winning, vengeful hostility, demanding scalps. In the aftermath of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, some vocal critics want names and numbers — not just of the violent fools who committed the actual attack, but anyone who worked for the man they rallied around, Donald Trump, and, frighteningly, anyone who voted for him. A CNN anchor last week actually said, "If you voted
Dear Amy, I'm wondering if my brother, "Stan," has written me off because I wouldn't loan him money. In 2015, both of our parents passed away, several months apart. Stan and I each inherited $20,000. I socked my money away in CDs. I don't know what Stan did with his inheritance. He has always had a bad habit of asking female relatives for cash loans and then never repaying them. About a year after my parents passed, Stan phoned me, asking if I would loan him $30,000. He never said what he wanted the money for.
DANVERS — Former Danvers Police Chief Patrick Ambrose has died, the Danvers Police Department announced Saturday evening. The department and community members just celebrated Ambrose's retirement on Friday, Jan. 9, with a socially-distanced send-off outside of the station. "The Danvers Police Department is heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of recently retired Chief Patrick Ambrose," the department shared on Twitter. "Chief Ambrose served this department and the Town of Danvers for over 35 years. ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson returned an interception a record-tying 101 yards for a touchdown to send the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 27 years with a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter secured the win over the Ravens in a divisional-round playoff game. The interception return matched the longest in NFL playoff history and punctuated a stellar defensive
Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson, left, runs away from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) after intercepting his pass for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson returned an interception a record-tying 101 yards for a touchdown to send the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 27 years with a 17-3 win over the Baltimore
MANNS CHOICE, Pennsylvania — There is a little burst of wonder that road travelers experience when they climb Tulls Hill, heading west out of Bedford, where the Lincoln Highway Motor Court welcomes them at the crest on their left. It's a burst of wonder up for sale. The motor court is a concept that is both familiar and foreign to the modern eye: part motel, part cabin, delightfully welcoming as 12 detached cabins all form a semicircle around the central office, nestled cozily among scores of pine trees waiting
What's on your mind? Call Sound Off, our weekly column of community comments, at 352-337-0368. • My mother, myself and my husband all got our COVID Pfizer vaccine two days ago. The only side effect has been a little soreness in the arm. My husband is 71, I am 69 and my mother is 94. Please step up and get your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible so we will all be safe and the economy will get back on track. • Is there any coordination on the vaccine process between Shands and the Department of Health? I
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Taron Johnson could’ve kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC Championship Game appearance in 26 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter secured a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens in a divisional-round playoff game Saturday night. The interception return matched the longest in NFL history and punctuated a stellar defensive outing in which Buffalo limited the
Pasco County will schedule vaccination appointments for the coming week starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. Vaccinations clinics are set to be held Tuesday and Thursday in west Pasco and on Wednesday and Friday in east Pasco, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. Those 65 and older must register in advance to be vaccinated, and only those with appointments will be vaccinated. To pre-register, visit www.patientportalfl.com/s/ or call 844-770-8548 to create an account. Everyone seeking vaccinations
My days on Earth are numbered; But before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it's important to me. Win, lose or fraud, President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years. Thank you for making it cool to be an American again. Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. Thank