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Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
Ronald R. Aanerud
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
David Melvin Hagen
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
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
May 24, 2014
As always, the weather finally gets warm
If the forecast is right, weather for the three-day Memorial Day weekend will be beautiful. Indeed, after a long, cool, wet spring thus far, the next few days are expected to be positively spectacular. Weather has been topic No. 1 in the Red River Valley and beyond all spring....
May 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 22, 2014
Have you considered running for office?
The candidate filing period for state primary and general elections and for municipal/school district elections where a primary is possible opens next week. For the 2014 election year, candidate filing opened on Tuesday and runs through June 3. An election is important at all...
May 22, 2014 - 11:30am
May 17, 2014
Spring is here, listen up: Five key things to know when you’re motorcycling
With the change in seasons, the open road beckons. Motorcycle drivers are finally enjoying the breezy freedom of the outdoors for what they hope will be a memorable summer of biking adventures. Don’t wreck it by getting in a wreck. Having a safe biking season is a two-way...
May 17, 2014 - 11:00am
May 15, 2014
North Dakota can learn from MN’s dental therapist licensing experience
As North Dakota debates whether to license dental therapists — “dentistry’s physician assistants,” mid-level professionals who can fill cavities and do certain extractions and crowns — it can learn from Minnesota’s experience. Minnesota, after all, is the first state...
May 15, 2014 - 1:30pm
State Legislature needs to put the brakes on spending down $1.2 billion surplus
Spending down Minnesota’s projected $1.2 billion budget surplus comes with some serious risks. But calls for restraint are a rarity in the halls of the Capitol, at least among the party in power. As the 2014 session enters its final days, lawmakers should be concerned about...
May 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 10, 2014
Fuel for U.S. foreign policy
Vladmir Putin’s aggressive foreign policy has left Ukrainian democracy running on fumes. But American energy has the potential to shift the balance of power away from Russia, reinforcing both political and economic stability in Europe. America’s energy resources are already...
May 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
‘Nation’s report card’ needs senior-year grades
Math scores are flat. Reading scores are down. Other countries do better. The news about American students’ test results can make for depressing reading. But it’s vital information, because it generates so much energy, so much determination and so many valuable experiments...
May 10, 2014 - 11:30am
May 3, 2014
Tom Landwehr: Get outdoors, experience what only MN offers
The canoe paddle in your hands dips into glassy water near Ely. A loon call breaks the quiet. Seeing the sunrise through aspen trees, your canoe loaded with fishing and camping gear, you realize that only in Minnesota could you spend your entire life exploring and never get to all...
May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
Ken Martin: A better MN with more growth to come
When Gov. Mark Dayton took office, Minnesota faced budget deficits, high unemployment and our schools, roads and services for our most vulnerable citizens were eroding. Middle class families were struggling under the weight of higher property taxes and fees because Republicans refused...
May 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 30, 2014
Review Sandpiper pipeline corridor
Enbridge’s proposal to route its Sandpiper pipeline through the Mississippi headwaters region of Minnesota has sparked intense opposition from environmental and American Indian groups. It also has generated a proposed alternative that has merit. The Sandpiper pipeline is designed...
April 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
April 26, 2014
Training would be a better use of minimum wage money
While it’s hard not to justify an increase from the $7.25 minimum wage, the Legislature’s decision to increase it by more than 30 percent to $9.50 per hour, especially in Greater Minnesota, is excessive. The fact is, the minimum wage increase affects Greater Minnesota far more...
April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm