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Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Flying south: Minnesota Flyers Optional Levels gymnasts to compete at state competition
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Stewart named to dean's list at St. Mary's University
Kjos turns 90
Friday matters: Everyday reconciliation
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Friends & Neighbors
And the Builder of the Year award goes to...
And the Shore-Master Dealer award goes to...
Reduce, reuse...repurpose: Local woman opens antique and thrift store in DL
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Martin E. Cox
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Toxic fumes: Bill would help protect firefighters from cancer
Are these people enduring age discrimination? You be the judge
DL student population is growing, school buildings need to keep up
Is the Minnesota Commerce Department Out of Control?
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
October 5, 2011
Affordable housing that lifts people up
Helping people with low incomes is a challenge for any society. Leaving everything to charity results in a huge underclass, given the limits on churches and other organizations' resources. But making "welfare" a matter of entitlement has destructive effects of its own. It erodes...
October 5, 2011 - 3:20pm
September 30, 2011
A fence between U.S. and Canada? Forget it
Now and then, a news report seems too ridiculous to be believed. Great news: This time, the report is exactly that. "OTTAWA -- The U.S. is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals," the Canadian Press report this...
September 30, 2011 - 3:56pm
September 28, 2011
Service time doesn't change the crime
A pre-trial diversion handed down by the Stark County Court last week is an insult to all veterans. Charles Rousseau, 47, Walhalla, a member of the Army National Guard, will be on supervised probation for two years for allegedly molesting a girl in a Dickinson hotel. The gross...
September 28, 2011 - 1:46pm
September 21, 2011
Local retailers deserve a look before residents take their shopping out of town
A recent survey showed that, despite the increased price of gasoline, local residents are still going out of town for many items. It's certainly disappointing. When it comes to items such as clothing and prescription or over-the-counter drugs -- which is surprising, considering...
September 21, 2011 - 10:12am
August 31, 2011
Selling workers on specific careers essential
During his visit to Fergus Falls, Gov. Mark Dayton talked about the need for colleges and universities to match curriculum with the needs of businesses. He pointed out that many jobs go unfilled for a long time because of a lack of skilled employees. Such facts are certainly true....
August 31, 2011 - 2:11pm
August 24, 2011
Political divide most likely to continue
Tim Pawlenty's departure last week from the crowded Republican presidential field is likely to soon be forgotten amidst the ongoing battles among the remaining candidates. Yet before the former governor's run for the nomination is left too far in the rear view mirror, it is worth...
August 24, 2011 - 9:20am
August 17, 2011
Record as governor haunted Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty's real problem in the past few months wasn't presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann. Pawlenty's real problem was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Because in any evaluation of the records of the two much-talked-about governors, Pawlenty suffers by comparison. Here's...
August 17, 2011 - 1:53pm
August 3, 2011
Extremes make gridlock inevitable
A couple weeks ago, Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature made a budget deal which, in essence, leaves it up to the voters in 2012 to determine the course of Minnesota's future. It appears the federal government has done the same. The legislation that solves the federal...
August 3, 2011 - 3:52pm
July 27, 2011
America's and Norway's common foe
The enemy isn't ideology. The enemy isn't extremism. The enemy is terrorism, the unsanctioned use of mass violence to achieve political ends. That's what links the recent attacks in Oslo with Sept. 11.
July 27, 2011 - 2:49pm
July 6, 2011
State shutdown a shame to both parties
Since when has compromise become a dirty word? And since when have deadlines failed to spur action for getting work finished? Apparently, the answers are since the Minnesota State Legislature opened the 2011 session. With the midnight June 30 deadline lapsed, legislators have...
July 6, 2011 - 3:04pm
July 1, 2011
Dreaded shutdown day has come
"There was a bit of a mad scramble Wednesday to assure that onsale liquor licenses will be updated and legal after July 1," read a front-page Worthington Daily Globe story Thursday about potential impacts of a state government shutdown in Worthington. Heaven forbid the lack of a...
July 1, 2011 - 4:04pm
June 24, 2011
Don't limit higher ed to the wealthy
The Minnesota State Colleges and University system consists of 32 technical colleges and universities. If they were to shut down July 1 along with other government agencies because of a state budget impasse between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislators, summer-school students...
June 24, 2011 - 3:17pm
June 15, 2011
Chamber reps call on legislators to compromise
Summer should be a grand time in Minnesota, with parades, flag waving and other festivities in the offing, but unless the legislature and governor agree on a budget compromise, government shutdown will put a damper on those festivities. It'll be July 4th without the sparkle and for...
June 15, 2011 - 3:11pm
June 1, 2011
It's time for Minnesota GOP to give a little in budget fight
If the intention of Minnesota residents in electing a Republican Legislature and a Democratic governor was to ultimately take a balanced approach to the $5 billion budget deficit -- that is, not too heavy on either spending cuts or tax increases -- clearly, the leadership in the House...
June 1, 2011 - 1:03pm
May 13, 2011
Collaboration needed to balance budget
When a bill was passed at the State Capitol to eliminate Local Government Aid (LGA) from Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Duluth, mayors from greater Minnesota and across the state didn't lie low: instead, they came to the defense of Minnesota's job-creating core cities and have stood...
May 13, 2011 - 2:47pm