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Gutknecht: Billionaires buying Minnesota prosecutors?

Imagine a state’s attorney general accepting staff who were paid by a foundation that was funded by an out of state billionaire who had...

Gutknecht: My Pillow Guy Autobiography – A Must Read

What are the odds? It’s a favorite expression. You will find it in my previous columns. My youngest daughter gave me a copy of...

Gutknecht: Just Questions

Whatever happened to professional journalism? When did they decide to stop focusing on basic questions like who, what, where, when and how? Why can’t...

Gutknecht: Stop Subsidizing Irresponsibility

In a tortured way, it all now makes sense. Most of us are at least vaguely familiar with the expression that police represent the...

Gutknecht: Mary Tyler Moore Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Mary Tyler Moore made Minneapolis look like a marvelous place, a city filled with pristine lakes, populated with good and decent people. Today we are...

Gutknecht: The Odds, in Perspective

We Americans gamble every day. Risk taking (gambling if you will) is part and parcel of our culture. Consider the slang expressions we use...

Gutknecht: The Defense Becomes the Prosecution

If you are among the many who are beyond frustrated over the legal abuses that General Michael Flynn has endured, be of stout heart....

Gutknecht: The Framing of General Flynn

If you went to central casting looking for a military leader, he would be your choice. It was as if the uniform was cut...

Gutknecht: Hell and Hope

“When you are going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill Churchill made clear that he had little to offer but blood, sweat, toil and tears. He...

Gutknecht: Pulling the Tooth Slowly

Just a short walk from downtown Rochester, Minnesota sits one of the largest hospitals in North America. Established by the Sisters of St. Francis,...