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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
Gerald Adrian Triggs
Carl Laverne Albin
William M. "Bill" Sanger
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
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
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