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Light rail stop in downtown Minneapolis to stop two days before Super Bowl
Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year
Army vet and former Minn. legislative aide charged in fatal shooting of his student girlfriend
Essentia Health says mandatory flu shot policy for workers a success
American Crystal fined $135,000 for emission violations in East Grand Forks, Crookston
Wild's Foligno, Ennis happy to be part of a winning culture
Comfort and guts have Keenum playing like one of NFL's top QBs
Prep football: Three Trojans named All-South Central
The Drill: For Bailey Kruse, bruises are just a part of the fun of hockey
State Class AA football: Pipestone Area must go through Caledonia to win championship
Letter: To respect the flag, stand for it
Letter: Let's keep clocks as is all year
Column: College and career readiness at Worthington High School
Tooting your own horn could help others
Column: Stating the case for tax reform
Barry M. Iwen
Duane R. Klooster
Leatrice (Underwood) Koening
Mabel H. Veenendall (nee Hansen)
My honest list of thanks
Let the countdown begin: Advent calendars symbolize time of anticipation
4 family-friendly games to spice up any Turkey Day gathering
Disheveled Theologian: Theological Stocking Stuffers, Week 2 -- Angel Anxiety Advice
On the menu for brides
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Brock 65th anniversary
Winter 98th birthday
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May 19, 2016
As other see it: Settle transgender issues by law, not fiat
In his recent commencement address at Howard University, President Barack Obama said that social change “requires listening to those with whom you disagree, and being prepared to compromise.” On the challenging issue of whether transgender rights demand the opening of locker rooms,...
May 19, 2016 - 2:26pm
May 17, 2016
Editorial: Let's get something done
With just a few short days left in this Minnesota legislative session, there remains no small amount of heavy lifting to be done. The Legislature is mandated to adjourn no later than Monday, and the equivalent of overtime has appeared increasingly likely with each passing day. It...
May 17, 2016 - 3:56pm
May 12, 2016
As others see it: ‘Gap year’ may help some
About 3.3 million students are expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year. One of President Barack Obama’s daughters is among them. Earlier this month, the White House announced Malia will not go directly to college. She is taking a so-called “gap year” after graduation...
May 12, 2016 - 9:23pm
May 11, 2016
Editorial: It's time to get moving on bonding
It’s not unusual for meaningful law-making work in St. Paul to be completed at the last minute, and House Republicans are certainly doing their part to try and make sure the same holds true this year. Even though this represents a traditional bonding year for the Minnesota Legislature,...
May 11, 2016 - 5:20pm
May 3, 2016
As others see it: Let's all fight teen drug use
It is hard to imagine an anti-drug message more impactful than one from a grieving parent: “This loss has devastated our lives. We struggle to make sense of how it happened to Tara. Those who have not experienced it cannot know the depth of our grief.” Those simple, raw words...
May 3, 2016 - 7:22pm
April 26, 2016
As others see it: Power is blowin' in the wind
Announcement last week of a $3.6 billion plan by MidAmerican Energy for 1,000 more wind turbines in the state provides fresh evidence of Iowa’s strength as a national leader in clean, renewable energy. If approved by the state Utilities Board, the largest economic development project...
April 26, 2016 - 4:32pm
April 25, 2016
As others see it: Minnesota should consider a primary
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 25, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 13, 2016
Guest editorial: Legislation would encourage pharmacists to offer health care
WASHINGTON — Like a lot of Iowans, I grew up in a rural community. In small towns, there might be a pharmacist on Main Street but no doctor. Iowans are used to driving long distances for the doctor while having easier access to a pharmacist. It becomes natural to ask the pharmacist...
April 13, 2016 - 10:18am
April 7, 2016
Editorial: Thumbs up on a downtown King Turkey Day
Back when the King Turkey Day Board of Directors opted to split the annual festivities between downtown and the Nobles County Fairgrounds, we were on board with the idea. Spreading the festival outward from a congested downtown, we wrote, would give southwest Minnesota’s biggest...
April 7, 2016 - 5:15pm
March 31, 2016
Guest editorial: Keeping Minnesota competitive in a changing economy
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing our great state, asking questions and listening. It’s been both encouraging and energizing. I’ve gained an even greater appreciation...
March 31, 2016 - 10:58am
March 29, 2016
Guest editorial: Spring brings flowers, tax scammers
Tax season is upon us once again. Across the country, millions of Americans are taking time out of their busy schedules to file their tax returns. But with tax season, unfortunately, comes a tide of deceitful tax scammers who prey upon Americans and try to bilk them out of their...
March 29, 2016 - 3:18pm
March 28, 2016
Guest editorial: Midwest leads reshaping of American energy
ST. PAUL — Just a little less than a year ago, the Department of Energy set an ambitious, and some said unachievable, target: by 2030, wind could supply 20 percent of U.S. electricity. Today, because of American ingenuity and production-based policies, we’re on track to reach...
March 28, 2016 - 11:42am
March 16, 2016
As others see it: More needed from Daudt
There was no reason not to believe Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt who said he didn’t receive special treatment last year when credit card debt judgments against him were wiped off the books. He also said his personal financial problems are resolved and in his past. Still, there’s...
March 16, 2016 - 9:45pm
February 18, 2016
As others see it: Get moving on Supreme Court nominee
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia created a vacancy on the court and, as the U.S. Constitution mandates, the president must nominate a replacement. Despite the political firestorm Scalia’s death has ignited because the nation is in the midst of a nasty presidential...
February 18, 2016 - 8:34am
February 16, 2016
As others see it: Our caucuses do matter
Last year, when the chairmen of Minnesota’s DFL and Republican parties picked a date for precinct caucuses, they had no idea just how significant that date would be. On the heels of major headlines out of Iowa, New Hampshire and other states, Minnesota takes its turn as part of...
February 16, 2016 - 4:13pm