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Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
Government offices, banks, stores close for Christmas
Tammy Makram -- Baby Jane Doe -- continues quest to find birth mother
Fire destroys home addition
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
Boys hockey: Big game, big win for Luverne
Wrestling: Oeltjenbruns, Nielsen lead Luverne
High school basketball: JCC boys rout MCW
Girls basketball: Henry is back, and loving every second
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
Column: Inglorious hackers, or 'Revenge of the Nerd'
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
Column: Good riddance to the worst Congress ever
Column: Ethics training for Congress? Dream on
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Robert J. Schmidt
Evelyn A. Kellen
Religion briefs: Dec. 24
Looking Back: 1989 -- Hadley man named state's top cattleman
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
The pageantry of it all
Out and About
Julius 90th birthday
Probst 80th birthday
School Board Minutes for November
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
August 17, 2014
Column: A general’s farewell
WASHINGTON — I’ve observed many funerals over the last decade in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, where war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Last week I went for what, God willing, was the last. It was the burial of Harold Greene, shot to death in Afghanistan...
opinion / columns
August 17, 2014 - 9:26pm
May 4, 2014
Afghan boy relives terror of ‘bomb-like’ landslide
AAB BAREEK, Afghanistan (Reuters) — Six-year-old Abdul Maqsood stood outside his neighbor’s simple mud-brick home, staring aghast at the damage caused by a landslide that had slammed into his village in remote northeast Afghanistan. Then the rumbling started. Maqsood had no idea...
May 4, 2014 - 9:41pm
August 6, 2011
31 Americans, 7 Afghans killed in helicopter crash
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops, most of them from the elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos. It was the deadliest single...
August 6, 2011 - 1:59pm
July 18, 2011
Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gen. David Petraeus handed over command of the Afghan war to Marine Gen. John Allen on Monday as the U.S. and its international partners prepare to withdraw over the next few years. Petraeus, widely credited with turning the tide in Iraq, left to take...
July 18, 2011 - 12:53pm
February 7, 2011
Woodworking in a war zone
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Brewster native serving at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been honored as Warrior of the Week for making life...
February 7, 2011 - 9:02pm
February 26, 2010
Two men with Jackson ties to serve in National Guard Agribusiness Team
JACKSON -- A pair of men with Jackson ties and backgrounds in agriculture will work together this summer -- in Afghanistan. Col. Craig Bargfrede, a Jackson native who now resides in Ankeny, Iowa, is the commander who will lead the Iowa National Guard Agribusiness Development Team...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2009
As others see it: Mission with purpose, but will it work?
President Barack Obama was forceful in his remarks Tuesday night to a West Point gathering and a national audience, but many questions remain...
opinion / editorials
December 3, 2009 - 12:00am
November 9, 2009
As others see it: Decision time now
As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible...
opinion / editorials
November 9, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
As others see it: Honor our fallen
Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Walter Cronkite. Daniel Drevnick. James Wertish. Carlos Wilcox. Ben Kopp. Thomas Gramith. Most Minnesotans probably recognize the first set of names -- famous Americans who have died this summer. But what about the second set? If you...
opinion / editorials
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am