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Newsflyer 21 May, 2013
Tornado destroys large bridge in Oklahoma, Bridge lost to flooding in Indiana, Future of Kentucky Bridge in question The month of May was supposed to bring ...
5/21/13 at 5:07 AM Mystery Bridge Nr. 24: The Red Rock Bridges 5/16/13 at 5:53 AM
Newsflyer: 15 May 2013 5/15/13 at 3:48 AM
Political notebook: Gay marriage debate set Tuesday in committees
By Don Davis Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills...
3/8/13 at 4:24 PM One recount is not enough 11/27/12 at 6:20 PM
Legislative notebook: Synthetic drug bill passes Senate 4/2/12 at 11:00 PM
Forum Communications Co. newspapers score big in annual Minnesota Newspaper Association contest
FARGO, N.D. -Forum Communications Co.newspapers received more than 140 awards, ranging in categories from "Best Local Breaking News Story" to "Best Website" during the 2011-2012 Better Newspaper Conte...
2/4/13 at 12:06 PM Forum Communications Co. publisher elected president of Wisconsin Newspaper Association 3/2/12 at 2:18 PM
My Thoughts on a New Library for Nobles County
I woke up from my afternoon nap on Sunday, and before Id even gotten off of the couch, I was struck by something Id contemplated before: the fact that I, at the newly-minted age of 43, have turned int...
1/15/13 at 8:05 AM
Stress farm survives election night
Theres no denying a reporters job is stressful. We have daily deadlines - sometimes multiple daily deadlines - and are under constant pressure to gather all of the facts, write concise, detailed, well...
11/7/12 at 7:38 PM Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture 11/1/12 at 4:44 PM
Pick a little, talk a little, cheep-cheep-cheep 8/9/12 at 10:52 PM
I Went to Jail (But They Let Me Out)
I know I've been unusually quiet lately. Part of it is because I haven't been out and about as much as I usually am (and thus have less to say), and part of it is because I'm working on a very large ...
9/2/12 at 8:23 PM Local Musicians to Play in the Area 6/25/10 at 11:53 AM
Explosions 11/18/09 at 11:29 AM
Oh yes, I milked a cow
No matter how many times you've done things, there was always the first. Sometimes we remember the first time. Other times, it gets lost among the millions of experiences a person has in their lif...
6/18/12 at 11:04 AM What's your Top 10? 5/7/12 at 3:59 PM
Winner, winner, chicken dinner 3/13/12 at 10:11 AM
First you walk, then we talk!
Like many of us, I had my favorite teams to cheer for when I grew up in rural Minnesota. In the summer, there were the Twins in baseball; the winter time consisted of split shifts between the Timberwo...
11/17/11 at 5:41 AM Bergen, Minnesota 1/23/11 at 5:26 AM
Stomping Ground Culture, part 1
If you'd asked me before about the culture of northern Minnesota, or America even, I'd have suggested it better described as a lack of culture. Growing up, we never had our version of a pow wow or exo...
11/11/11 at 2:09 PM
1986: Local Tornadoes Cost $1.5 million
One set of tornadoes cost $1.5 in Nobles County in 1986, and also injured a person, and killed a 4-year-old Rock Rapids girl....
5/19/11 at 6:00 PM 1961: Cottonwood County Votes to Stay Dry 5/2/11 at 12:00 AM
1940: Set Up Staff of 1940 Nobles Fair 4/18/11 at 12:00 AM
Final football polls released
Minneapolis (AP) The Associated Press 2010 season final state high school football polls, first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports w...
10/25/10 at 9:50 PM Football polls released for Oct. 19 10/19/10 at 10:53 PM
Football polls, Oct. 13 10/13/10 at 10:18 PM
My magenta mane
On two occasions over the past few days, I had the priviledge of dying my hair a super bright pink - magenta is more like it, I suppose. It wasn't the color of my choice, but it was one that was more ...
6/20/10 at 9:05 AM Food and toys 4/29/10 at 12:23 PM
Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis might seem far away from the rest of Minnesota, but the ripple effects of budget cutbacks at HCMC are likely to be felt across the state. Exactl...
12/2/09 at 6:15 AM
Adventures in beerland
Thanks to a search on the Internet, hubby Bryan and I found a great place to stay in downtown Milwaukee on Friday night — County Clare Irish Pub and Inn. Located just a hop, skip and a jump from...
10/14/09 at 5:00 AM