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Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Minnesota deer farm shows no additional CWD-infected animals
Minn. Supreme Court to hear teacher union protections case
Deer that struggled for hours in Minnesota's icy Gull River before being rescued improving
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Laker swimmers reach finals in seven events, bust six school records
DeWulf leads Nevis to 9-man championship game
Laker diving seasons end in state semis
Gallatin’s fast track slowed to a steady pace on way to MSUM
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
December 8, 2016
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
The Department of Transportation fined airlines $4.5 million in 2016 for infractions ranging from lengthy tarmac delays to failing to compensate passengers for lost luggage, almost double last year's amount and the highest since 2013.
December 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Most of the days here for the past few weeks, including Thanksgiving Day, have been dark, dreary, gray, foggy, cloudy and generally overcast, including an all-night rain and a hard cold wind with a low, heavy sky. The damp chill glommed onto your neck and crept down under your shirt....
December 8, 2016 - 8:00am
December 3, 2016
Thanks to teachers for attended Legion Auxiliary Appreciation Tea
I want to say thank you to our school district staff for attending the annual Teacher Appreciation Tea put on by our local American Legion Auxiliary. There were 119 teachers, retired teachers and support personnel that attended. That was an all-time high since detailed records began...
December 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 2, 2016
Welcome to Washington, Mr. President-Elect
Cooperation between the President and Congress should be far more assured than in the last six years. But the commitments and promises made during the campaign will be very hard to carry out. As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump's...
December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
December 1, 2016
Letter: Osage gun range story should have focused on neighbors
I am sure you realize that your recent "article" about the unfortunate legal challenges to the Osage Sportsman's Club should have been published as an editorial-opinion piece and is not news. In additional to publishing numerous inaccuracies (which I've attempted to correct in this...
December 1, 2016 - 11:00am
November 23, 2016
What goes around comes around?
We all know the expression "What goes around comes around." People recite this expression as if it were a natural law or a Biblical commandment. It is neither and the purpose of this article is to explain how it all works so there can be no confusion from this day forward.
November 23, 2016 - 10:50am
November 16, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Unusual adoption can only be called a miracle
There is a long way and a short way to get things done. The long way to parenthood, grandparenthood and great-grandparenthood involves conception, a period of gestation, rushing to the hospital, pacing in the hospital and the pain of childbirth. It's all a miracle.
November 16, 2016 - 8:45am
November 10, 2016
Keeping our promises to veterans
Each year on Veterans Day, I think about the military men and women I had the honor to meet when I took part in several overseas USO tours before I became a U.S. senator. Those tours not only gave me the chance to help entertain our troops stationed in places like Iraq, Kuwait, and...
November 10, 2016 - 9:12am
North wind, I hear you howling and prowling outside my door
I heard you howling When I went to bed last night. I could feel you pushing Against my bedroom window. You were still howling when I got up. I've been leaning against you All day long. You never stop pushing do you? I've never seen you, But I know you And where you come from. I call...
November 10, 2016 - 5:37am
November 2, 2016
You can 'hit the wall' even if you're not a runner
In the Twin Cities Marathon, run early in October, approximately 10,500 runners started the race and exactly 8,556 finished. What happened to the 1,944 who didn't make it to the finish line? In a race of 26.2 miles, it's surprising there weren't more who didn't finish. The answer...
November 2, 2016 - 8:12am
October 27, 2016
Colonize Mars? I'd rather have a Mars bar
At one time the sky was the limit. Then in July of 1969, we put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon some 239,000 miles away. Then by the end of 1972, 10 more astronauts followed. The cost of that Apollo Moon Program was $25.4 billion in 1972 dollars, or about $200 billion...
October 27, 2016 - 10:38am
October 21, 2016
Should I stay or should I go? Hurricane forces tough decisions
If you live on the Atlantic coast in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina, there are two words you dread hearing. The first is hurricane. But there will be a hurricane whether you like it or not. No decision about that. The second dreaded word is evacuate. Now the wind...
October 21, 2016 - 8:42am
October 12, 2016
Of presidents and 50-mile hikes
Can you hike 50 miles in 20 hours? In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt, champion of the vigorous life, issued an executive order challenging his U.S. Marine Corps Officers to hike 50 miles in 20 hours in order to maintain their commissions. Fifty-four years later, President John...
October 12, 2016 - 9:20am
October 5, 2016
Some politicians really know how to stretch the chicken
Grandma was fixing a chicken dinner for four—herself, her daughter, son-in-law and one granddaughter. They were all in the kitchen together talking. Grandma has just finished cutting the chicken. The phone rang and grandma answered.
October 5, 2016 - 9:25am
September 30, 2016
Klobuchar concerned about ongoing Legionnaires' Disease in Minnesota
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take additional steps to respond to outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in Minnesota and nationwide. More than 60 people in Minnesota have been sickened this year. In the United States, approximately...
September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm