Opinion

Elections on Aug. 5 will give voters a chance to name their candidate by party for the Nov. 4 national elections. My request is to take a hard look at Republican Jim Abeler, Anoka, a 16-year member of Minnesota House of Representatives. Jim earned a host of awards and accolades for his legislative work, done because he is an individual who knows how to pull opposing members together for meaningful and fair legislation. In this time of contention by both parties, Jim is one who will be a factor as U.S. senator just as he has done at the state level.

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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the July 15 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game.

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