Category : Editors Note

Editor’s Note: Lessons Learned

May 22, 2017

Our third-grade son begins each month with an ever-larger reading assignment. This month, the goal was 222 pages. For a sports-and-Nerfgun obsessed kid, let’s just say that reading doesn’t top … Read More

Editor’s Note: True Stories

April 11, 2017

Yesterday, I stopped by the local trophy shop to see about getting a part for my son’s soccer trophy. The tiny “showroom,” if you could call it that, was packed … Read More

Editor’s Note: Making Hay

March 9, 2017

Having grown up in South Dakota, and spent most of my adult life in Minnesota, I have no illusions about Midwestern winters. They can be brutal…and usually are. There’s no … Read More

EDITOR’S NOTE: Optimizing the Journey

February 15, 2017

There are moments that define our times. A peak of my existence (so far), happened at my son’s kindergarten graduation. The kids were asked what they wanted to be when … Read More

EDITOR’S NOTE: What I Know

December 23, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE Shortly after Donald Trump declared his candidacy, I referred to him as “possible future president” in my September 2015 Editor’s Note. While I could point to that comment as … Read More

EDITOR’S NOTE: Looking Forward, Together

December 6, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE As I write this on November 4, Minnesota is one day away from setting a new record for the longest growing season in history. Also known as the … Read More

EDITORS NOTE: Lessons In Growth

August 27, 2015

Our job, as parents and/or business-people, is to do our best to navigate the road ahead—and to somehow know when to say no, when to let go, and when to … Read More

EDITORS NOTE: Strength by Association

May 13, 2015

A lot of things have changed in the past quarter century, but I remain a firm believer in the unique role that our associations play.

EDITORS NOTE: The Waiting is Over

April 29, 2015

The Waiting is Over One week ago today, my town was hammered with 10 inches of snow. Today, the temperatures are forecast to enter the 60s, which will all but … Read More

EDITORS NOTE: Reframing Reality

March 11, 2015

It’s time to challenge the conventional wisdom about our ‘faltering’ housing market.