Redwood Falls Gazette

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Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with press events, to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of over-incarceration.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Except for having absolutely no talent for it, I think I would be a pretty good song writer.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, “if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nation’s politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition, but no...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

There is nothing more tragic than shallow analysis.I saw a report in a journalism publication this week that hailed the end of Facebook. That it will be the butt of jokes like MySpace soon. Google Plus is dying, and so will Facebook.

Updated Apr 6, 2015 at 9:10 AM

The scene: modern Mesopotamia (Iran, Iraq, Syria... you know, that area); archeologist Joshua trudges through the desert looking for artifacts and falls into a hidden cave....

Posted Apr 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

I love Easter; celebrating this world-changing event in history means more to me than any other holiday — except my birthday, of course.

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 12:01 AM

When I'm putting together the weekly Buried Treasures feature in the Gazette, I sometimes go out of my way to not include pictures, ads, and brief news items that today would be considered horribly racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, etc.

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