News from Rochester Post Bulletin
Friday, December 15, 2017
Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building.
Friday, December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON -- That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.
Friday, December 15, 2017
After Kevin Spacey was excised from the upcoming movie "All the Money in the World" (his scenes to be reshot with Christopher Plummer), I modestly proposed that Hollywood remove and reshoot Spacey's scenes in "Beyond the Sea" and "The Usual…
Friday, December 15, 2017
When it comes to rankings of the best states in the Union in any number of categories, Minnesota is in an enviable rut.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
I read with interest the article Nov. 30 about flying out of Rochester. My wife and I have flown out of RST several times both for business and pleasure and have always been very happy with our experiences with RST.…
Thursday, December 14, 2017
In her column last week ("Mayo committed to Albert Lea for the long haul," Post Bulletin, Dec. 6), Dr. Annie Sadosty still doesn't get it. Albert Lea needs care for our most vulnerable citizens. It now has a route forward,…
Thursday, December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon and the welfare state have been locked in brutal combat for decades, and the Pentagon has gotten clobbered. Protecting the country was once the first obligation of government. No more. Welfare programs -- Social Security, Medicare,…
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Is affordable housing a top priority for Rochester?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WASHINGTON -- The Winston Churchill biopic "Darkest Hour" is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman's alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician's art. Just hearing him deliver…
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Seriously? ("New revelations mean Mueller must resign," Post Bulletin, Dec. 11) Do you think for a moment that special counsel Robert Mueller would be replaced with someone having more integrity or credibility? An investigator does not pronounce guilt, he merely…
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Think you have trouble navigating Rochester streets through what can seem like one big construction zone? Try it with a huge snowplow blade attached to the front of your vehicle. That's the challenge facing city crews this winter as they…
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Back in the early 1940s, I was growing up while World War II was raging. That was in Minneapolis, and citizens were doing their part on the homefront to aid the war effort.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Mike Anderson was an 18-year-old freshman at Texas State University when he was busted with less than a gram of weed. Police arrested him, took his mugshot, and he spent the night in jail.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
A local developer and Heart of the City committee member has publicly rebuked the DMC's upcoming "Popups + Prototypes" event, saying "Pop-ups and food trailers belong at the Olmsted County Fair, not DMC's Heart of the City."
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Word is out that Minnesota State College Southeast will voluntarily suspend the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. This move has understandably raised questions.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I have held my breath long enough -- it's time to write. I respond with due respect to Tom Ostrom ("College are censoring and expunging history," Post Bulletin, Dec. 9) for his interest and evaluation of American colleges and higher…
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I went to the Rochester City Council meeting on Dec. 5. A waste of all of our time. People were pleading with council members and begging them to bring down our property taxes and other taxes. All we got was…