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“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

“Rowing the boat” figuratively and literally

Maxwel Fagan, Contributor

December 12, 2019

On November 24, 2019, Brian and Megan Slipka, co-founders of the Slipka Foundation,  presented a check for $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of a “Row the Boat” rally held at RidgePointe Senior Living in Minnetonka. RidgePointe resident Don Eckenrode remodeled a small boat ...

Jeffrey Epstein who?

cropped image of prison officer wearing handcuffs on prisoner

Max Fagan, Contributor

November 6, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein has been flooding all kinds of news platforms lately, but who was he? Born in New York City in 1953, two blue-collar Jewish parents raised Epstein in Brooklyn. He was known for his role in the business world where he quickly rose up the ranks to be able to work in trading and and advised some...

The future of jewelry?

Group of the diamonds standing in the right side of the  composition and tweezers picking up one of them and show the camera on gray background (3d shot of the diamonds)
diamonds, jewelry and a gray background for the finance and business industry.

Max Fagan, Contributor

October 24, 2019

New lab-grown diamonds - yes, diamonds created in a lab - have been recently introduced into stores around the world and are starting to become somewhat of a trend in fashion and business. Though word has slowly gotten out about these ‘fake rocks,' the idea of creating a diamond from scratch has been an ide...

Trump pokes a hole in democrat’s impeachment inquiry

President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Image courtesy of iStock.

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the democrats launched a formal inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. She stated that, "he must be held accountable - no one is above the law.” After Congress heard about President Trump's phone call to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, they immediately...

Trump vs. China proves patience is a virtue

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 12, 2019

With a U.S. goods trade deficit from China of nearly $420 billion in 2018, one of President Trump's primary campaign goals is to help eliminate some of the ridiculously large deficits we are forced to bear. The Trump administration believes that these practices have put U.S. companies at a disad...

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