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A walk back through time
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Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
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Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
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'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
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Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
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
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Grondahl says goodbye
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
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Wething celebrates 88 years
Pine to Palm
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
April 19, 2014
The secret sauce behind wage increase opposition
There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players — and a vocal opponent of wage increases — is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). So, when the Restaurant...
April 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
April 17, 2014
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
Just like Mother Nature can’t decide if its winter or spring, the legislature can’t resolve its debate about transportation funding. Some leaders have said transportation funding cannot move forward without engaging the state’s business community. Others say they can’t pass...
April 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
April 12, 2014
Senate, governor need to follow House lead on rural broadband, local gov’t aid
Governor Dayton and the state Senate cannot let the legislative session slip away without showing leadership on the issues that will improve the health of cities and foster economic growth in Greater Minnesota. Time is quickly running out. With hot-button issues such as minimum wage,...
April 12, 2014 - 10:30am
April 3, 2014
Bosses: follow these seven habits to success
Today’s guest editorial sparked from a newsletter distributed by the employment service, Pro Staff. It offers advice on how to be a more likable boss. If you’re a boss and think such advice is too warm and fuzzy, consider this: According to recent research, 86 percent of employees...
April 3, 2014 - 9:30am