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home : columns : joel alvstad
September 19, 2017


Swami turns to reverse psychology
Anyone who knows me knows there isn't a professional sports team I cheer for more than I cheer for the Minnesota Vikings.
My first memory of a sporting event was Ahmad Rashad's Hail Mary catch against Cleveland to win a division title. And for as much as I rail about the Pearson push-off, I'll admit that it occured in 1975. I would have been two years old.
As always, I'm optimistic about the Vikings' chances this season. But as I sat at my desk Thursday, contemplating that night's fantasy draft, something came to my mind.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
We are not the enemy
You may have been a bit alarmed when you received your newspaper today.
As you see, the front page of this newspaper, and many others in the state of Minnesota, is white this week.
No news. No pictures. No information. No entertainment.
Startling? You better believe it is. But when you take a broader look at the world we live in, a white front page may not be all that far-fetched.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017







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