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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Letter: Unendorsed 7th District candidate should bow out
Letter: Union workers advocate for pipeline
Cheers to young volunteers
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
June 17, 2015
Was special session good for Greater Minnesota?
The special session may have ended, but was it very special for Greater Minnesota? While many of the rural Minnesota projects may not get the funding they deserve, one of the biggest “wins” is considered that of funding for rural Minnesota nursing homes. An additional $138...
June 17, 2015 - 11:38am
January 2, 2015
Record editorial: Student debt is being abused
If Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has her way, the Legislature will update state law to better protect students from aggressive enrollments by for-profit college corporations. She says student loan borrowers too often get a nasty lesson in frustration when dealing with servicing...
January 2, 2015 - 12:35pm
March 6, 2013
Tribune Editorial: Medicare should cover prevention
Cheers to U.S. Sen. Al Franken for a bipartisan proposal that could save the federal Medicare program billions of dollars by allowing millions of beneficiaries to take part in a proven diabetes-prevention program. Co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jay Rockefeller...
March 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
October 12, 2012
Take steps to avoid house fires
Furnaces and space heaters have come on as the temperature has dropped into the 30s at night, and this is the time of year that house fires pose a danger. Have your furnace and heating appliances checked this time every year, and follow this advice from the Insurance Institute...
October 12, 2012 - 8:57pm
July 18, 2012
Minn. senators doing a good job
Minnesota's senators keep busy trying to pass or improve legislation improving the lives of ordinary people. Some examples (out of a great many): Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's legislation to protect seniors from neglect or abuse by court-appointed guardians passed the U.S. Senate...
July 18, 2012 - 11:43am
July 13, 2012
Food Pantry needs cash donations
Jeers to the officials at Penn State who failed to protect children from being victimized. That so many appeared to have their priorities so misplaced just shows how difficult it can be to do the right thing -- and how easy it is to circle the wagons and protect an institution rather...
July 13, 2012 - 2:25pm
July 11, 2012
Jeers to Ritchie on Voter ID law
It's been a good week for Minnesota Sen.
July 11, 2012 - 12:18pm
July 6, 2012
Drug courts proving their value
Drug courts work. For years, Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, has come to the State Capitol with that message about the specialized courts that offer willing nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to prison. For...
July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
January 20, 2012
Don't let winter fun turn tragic
It's devastating when the Midwest's winter playland turns deadly and claims the lives of those who are just out for some fun. But the tragic fact of those deaths and so many other fatal snowmobile accidents over the years is that they could have been prevented. This week is Snowmobile...
January 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
January 18, 2012
No more legislative secrecy
While Minnesota has generally done a good job passing and enforcing its open government laws, there is one glaring exception. The Minnesota Legislature itself needs to live by the open government rules it has dictated to everyone else. The state's best-known citizen-lobbyist on...
January 18, 2012 - 3:06pm