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Smith, Heck renew rivalry at PGA Juniors in Chaska
Laettner Camp a success on many age levels
Golf Celebration at Lakeview July 1-3
Angels defeat Lakers 4-1
Wild tour stops in DL
Nevis native takes unexpected trip abroad
How to avoid the dreaded long TSA lines
Sauce gives a sweet finish to your grilled favorites
Social Security benefits are calculated the same way for men, women
Wirth graduates at military academy
Friends & Neighbors
Local co-op hosts membership picnic
Litte Caesars looking for franchisee
Average MN gas prices dropped 5 cents last week
Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
Movie magic – in your own backyard
Vikingland Band Festival to feature big parade
California man wins Think-Off
June 20 is World Refugee Day
Medora Musical ‘looking forward’
Petronilla "Patty" Wander
Alice Lenora Gross
Lester R. (Butch) Mosher
Carol M. Linden
Delores Arlene Crane
MN gains primaries, keeps caucuses
North used to be thata way
Don’t feed your anger or resentment, it’s better to nurture love, hope, kindness
Help available for young farmers looking to focus on value-added ag products
Blane Klemek Column: Keep birdfeeders, baths clean for healthy birds
Muskie number- about 366 in Detroit Lakes
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
Loon survey volunteers needed
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
Find ‘refuge’ from hectic life at wildlife sanctuary
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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...
opinion / editorials
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...
opinion / editorials
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...
opinion / editorials
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