Opinion
Chasing past positive performance has been American investors’ favorite past time. This was especially true during the late stages of the giant bull market of the late 1990s. As people read financial magazines and newspapers or listened to financial commentators at the beginning of a new year, the...Read More
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Young people like Sam, Jennifer and Khalique are reflected in a recent, encouraging report from the Minnesota Department of Education. They are among the hundreds of youngsters I’ve met over the past few years who used Minnesota’s dual-credit courses (for high school and college). A new study fr...Read More
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An asylum, as it related to mental health, was a place of refuge, rather than treatment. Up until 1870 when the first state hospital was established in St. Peter to care for the insane, mentally ill people were the derelicts of society, shut up in homes, cast out on the streets or rotting in jails. ...Read More
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I wonder if Flora Southard and Alanson Aldrich had any inkling when they married in 1883 that their honeymoon trip to Anoka, Minnesota would last 33 years. Although Flora was of an average age when at 20 she married the 28-year-old doctor, there was nothing average about her. She was born in Westfor...Read More
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During a recent middle school visit, a student had very clearly articulated the feeling of making “high school and beyond” decisions during middle school. There were a number of head nods up and down and even a few “Oh, yeah’s” by several other students in the room, which ranged from grade...Read More
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The inscription on a large rock in the front yard of an old house on South Ferry Street in Anoka reads “Dr. A.W. Giddings settled here in the year 1854.” Dr. Aurora W. Giddings, Anoka’s first doctor, was born in Williamsfield, Ohio in 1830. After receiving his training in several eastern schoo...Read More
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