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OPINION — How much money does it take to be wealthy? As I’ve pointed out in previous columns, this is basically an unanswerable question. It depends on too many variables, such as social norms, personal circumstances, accounting methods, lifestyle, and financial standards. Perhaps most signi…

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OPINION — More and more I find myself asking people, “How are you?” and meaning it, rather than just using it as a greeting. When they say, “fine,” I ask, “would you tell me if you weren’t?” The variety of responses I get range from, “yes,” to, “probably not,” and everything in between.

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OPINION — In the middle of June six years ago, my first child arrived into the world. There were some very minor complications that resulted in major implications, and we ended up in the NICU. After a week of hushed voices, kind nurses, beeping machines, and more tubes and cords than we coul…

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OPINION — On Monday, I sat down with the South Dakota Corn & South Dakota Soybean Associations in Valley Springs. For over an hour, I heard directly from producers on concerns they have, the challenges of the last four years, as well as the emerging opportunities. From workforce to trade…