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Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
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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
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
It's party time!
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
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
Grondahl says goodbye
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
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