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The cost of the Epipen increase
Farmers irked with Dayton; Ag Organizations say they want more input
Frazee Crash injures three
Laker tennis picks up first dual win
Lumberjacks put a dozen goals up on Laker boys
Rebels rebound quickly for 3-1 road victory
Vikings QB Bridgewater injures knee during practice
New era set to kickoff for Laker football
Patience is a virtue, it certainly helped me out
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
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'I still work here': Chivers celebrates 50 years in real estate
Save receipts on back to school supplies
Hospice of the Red River Valley welcomes community specialist
Bell Bank shortens name
'Brew boys' bring new flavor
NYM's Cultural Center hosts selfie exhibit; reception, artist talk, awards set for Thursday
Daughtry to perform Friday at Shooting Star
NYM's Cultural Center to host Kent Duchaine in concert this Friday
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
Jeanette E. Tomlinson
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Lorraine Elizabeth Windels
Jerrold "Jerry" Joseph McDonald
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Pelican Ass'n worried about old golf course chemicals
Yes, there were attacks before Sept. 11, 2001
The best athlete in the world
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Snellman Days set this weekend
Grondahl says goodbye
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Pine to Palm
July 26, 2014
Missing the boat on the AIS battle
“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. . .” That oft-quoted line was the tag for the movie “Jaws 2,” the sequel to the 1975 blockbuster film. But it also is becoming an apt description for Minnesota officials tasked with stopping the spread of Aquatic...
July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
July 24, 2014
Ventura gets leafy spurge; Roses to BCBS
LEAFY SPURGE: To former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for his continuing lawsuit against the family of a late Navy SEAL who wrote a book that included a report of a confrontation with Ventura outside a bar. Ventura said the fight, in which the author said he punched and decked Ventura,...
July 24, 2014 - 8:30am
July 19, 2014
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Talk about your great news: “Survey shows little progress on bullying,” the headline in Sunday’s Grand Forks Herald read. Yep, go ahead and spread the word, because this trend is really worth celebrating. OK, not the trend of “little progress on bullying”; that...
July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
July 17, 2014
Teach your children common facts
It’s summer vacation. Time to be away from education, right? Wrong. It’s a good time for parents to teach children common-knowledge lessons. Common knowledge are things educated people assume most people know; however, many people don’t. In fact, common knowledge becomes...
July 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
July 5, 2014
Unmanned aircraft advocates get a Leafy Spurge
LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from...
July 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 3, 2014
New research supports cell phone laws
There’s news in America’s efforts to make highways safer by restricting texting and cell-phone-use while driving. The news is that the restrictions work. That’s news because the laws’ effectiveness has been questioned, in this space and elsewhere. Key studies — including...
July 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
June 29, 2014
Lee H. Hamilton: The lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal
Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills...
June 29, 2014 - 8:00am
Study shows healthier, but distracted teens
A new study on risky teen behavior released last week contains both good and bad news — along with a message. On the positive side, American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. More of them are also wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts. Among the findings:...
June 29, 2014 - 7:30am
June 18, 2014
Good news on healthcare: New e-health data show system is improving care
The massive technological glitches that marred the launch of the MNsure website left many people disillusioned about the role of computers in health care. But there are many shining examples of how the electronic age has made health care much more efficient and less prone to errors. Like...
June 18, 2014 - 11:01am
June 14, 2014
Bringing soldier home was right step
It is unfortunate that all of America is not happy about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release after years as a prisoner of war under the Taliban in Afghanistan. One wonders where the “Support our troops” motto applies in this case? Bergdahl has now spent a week under U.S. medical...
June 14, 2014 - 1:30pm
June 6, 2014
Minnesota hospital problems are unrelenting
Problems at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter seem unrelenting. In 2011 the Human Services Commissioner gave the hospital two years to reduce the unnecessary use of patient restraints. In 2013 investigators found two new cases of patient maltreatment, including one...
June 6, 2014 - 2:49pm
June 5, 2014
State should get out of nursing home wage issues
Clearly, the formula for how nursing homes are financed through state and federal health care programs is hard to understand. Only nursing home administrators and the state officials who regulate them likely know all the financing complexities. That said, the Legislature needs...
June 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Party rifts won’t remain hidden for long
United. That seemed to be the rallying cry and the buzz phrase of the weekend in Duluth for DFLers gathered for their party’s convention. They emerged united behind Gov. Mark Dayton and united with Sen. Al Franken in their bids for re-election. And they certainly presented a united...
June 5, 2014 - 2:30pm
May 31, 2014
Minnesota just can’t shake anti biz rep
For Minnesota’s business community — the folks who provide us jobs and drive much of our economy — the 2014 legislative session was a marked improvement over the previous year. But is that saying much of anything? In 2013, recall, the Legislature approved $2.1 billion in...
May 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
May 29, 2014
Veterans Affairs scandal demands attention
This Memorial Day is not like other Memorial Days. That’s because this Memorial Day, the health care system set up for America’s veterans is engulfed in a terrible scandal. Dozens of veterans have died while spending months on secret and illegal waiting lists, news stories...
May 29, 2014 - 8:00am