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League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
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Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
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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
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Headwaters Center programming resumes Sept. 6 in Armory Square
Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
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
Electronics now a key part of fishing
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Theater for everyone
Pine to Palm
September 2, 2011
Fairbanks trial verdict acts as sobering reminder
Thursday afternoon, Thomas Lee Fairbanks was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey. It was the right and fair decision by a jury who weighed all the evidence before them. It was also an important verdict because it...
September 2, 2011 - 5:15pm
August 26, 2011
State ACT test scores bode well for future
The news of the state's ACT college entrance exams high ranking was good news all around for Minnesota and local students. A record 72 percent of Minnesota students took the test and scored an average of 22.9 on the tests out of a possible 36 -- above the national average. What...
August 26, 2011 - 4:19pm
July 22, 2011
Cereal marketing changes were inevitable
We applaud the decision of food companies, including Kellogg, ConAgra and General Mills -- to cut back on its marketing campaign of sugary, high-calorie foods -- or junk food -- to kids since obesity in children is on the rise. However, the federal government is developing more...
July 22, 2011 - 4:29pm
July 8, 2011
Are you making it too easy for identity thieves?
It's easy to bash the crooks and con artists who prey on the innocent. They seem to have no conscience or concept that what they're doing is wrong. But are you making it too easy for them? Are you setting yourself up to be a victim? Consider identity theft. The Federal Trade...
July 8, 2011 - 3:03pm
January 28, 2011
Bachmann would be presidential long shot
Michele Bachmann has sure been getting a fair share of attention lately. Already a darling of many conservatives, Minnesota's 6th District U.S.
January 28, 2011 - 2:51pm
November 3, 2010
Stay tuned into government after the election
One would think that the vast improvements in technology would make people more connected than ever with government and the decisions that are made at the local, state and federal level. But has it? It's sad to see so many people not voting. It's sad to see all the empty chairs...
November 3, 2010 - 11:51am
July 23, 2010
Lessons to be learned on racism
Leveling a charge of racism can be a stinging, hurtful claim that may never be erased, whether true or not. It is a word that must be weighed carefully and used only when absolutely proven as fact. Thus we find it incredulous that the Obama administration apparently took the word...
July 23, 2010 - 11:24am
May 7, 2010
Mother's Day, from a mother's perspective
In preparation to write a special Mother's Day column, I sat down to reflect on my 5 years of motherhood. The more I thought about the last 5 years, the more my thoughts went to my own mother. As children, we never really understand our parents until we become parents ourselves,...
May 7, 2010 - 11:40am
Limiting nuclear weapons a good thing
A new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, one that would appear to be quite favorable to the United States, is good news for Americans. The White House announced on Friday that President Obama and his Russian counter-part had sealed the treaty agreement in a phone call after months of...
April 7, 2010 - 1:09pm
February 12, 2010
Bachmann is fun, but no friend
If nothing else, Michele Bachmann is darned entertaining. In her role as Minnesota's 6th Congressional District member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the conservative Republican has become the darling of the Tea Party set and a stir-'em-up attraction at Republican rallies,...
February 12, 2010 - 2:13pm
December 9, 2009
Health care reform and rural America
Skyrocketing health care costs are undermining the foundations of the rural economy -- self-employment and small business. Family farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses are among the hardest hit by premium hikes.
December 9, 2009 - 11:01am
November 6, 2009
School funding system is flawed
As Pelican Rapids and Perham school district officials pick up the pieces from failed levy referenda, and determine which teachers and programs they'll now have to cut to make ends meet, the concept behind the state funding system truly comes into question. Several years ago, the...
November 6, 2009 - 2:02pm
August 19, 2009
Shortage of family docs concerning
Monday's health care forum saw nearly 400 people gather in Bemidji to give U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson their idea of what health care reform should -- or should not -- be. Ideas were far-ranging, from keeping government out of health care to running health care more like government-run...
August 19, 2009 - 11:18am
June 5, 2009
Visit your state park Sunday
Minnesota has some special assets in its state parks. Unfortunately it costs money to upkeep them and keep them in shape for future generations to enjoy. It's why it costs money, through a permit, to visit Minnesota's 72 state parks. And that's why Sunday provides an unique opportunity...
June 5, 2009 - 1:28pm
June 3, 2009
President Obama controls the logging roads
The question of whether it's appropriate to continue to cut new roads into the last wild forests in the Lower 48 has been a vexing one for many years. Through the Clinton administration and the Bush administration, policies and rules have wavered from tight federal restrictions on...
June 3, 2009 - 12:22pm