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'We need to stay ahead': Duluth police recruits will test ‘customer service’ training
Former New York Mills teacher acquitted of charge alleging sexual contact with student
Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
What we know about the Al Franken accusations and responses
Three arrested following shooting in Fergus Falls
Hibbing native Perunovich leads UMD in scoring from defenseman position
Princeton gets payback, earns series split with Bemidji
Wild have had Blues rematch 'circled on the calendar'
Vikings' Zimmer says blocked kicks weren't Forbath's fault
Wild rally, beat Avalanche in shootout
Letter: Specific details lacking on tax reform plan
Column: Forty-percent ag bond credit starts in 2018
Column: There’s plenty to celebrate on Thanksgiving
Column: Hospice care includes many non-cancer diagnoses
Letter: Let’s be honest about MinnesotaCare expansion costs
Jerome (Jerry) Nikle
Mildred R. Robinson
James "Jim" W. Kinsman
Douglas Dale Kleve
'Tis the season for wine bargains
Solts get new fence thanks to help from neighbors, friends
Talking turkey: St. Mary’s youths offer cooking tips
The great canned pumpkin hunt: Fans won't let Festal go
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February 13, 2017
Doug Wolter: T-M-B, Pipestone Area girls geared for excellence
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton girls basketball coach Derek Ashbaugh cautions fans against making assumptions after Saturday’s 54-42 victory over Pipestone Area. “It was a grind. Both teams played the night before. I think there were some moments where it got kind of sloppy. I still think...
February 13, 2017 - 9:54pm
January 30, 2017
Doug Wolter: Patriot jealousy, and other thoughts
I have a computer football game at home where, if I wanted to, I could fudge the numbers to a degree that the Minnesota Vikings would be good enough to play in the 2017 Super Bowl. With a few clicks, I could make the Vikings’ defense always perform as it did through the first five...
January 30, 2017 - 8:35pm
January 16, 2017
Reporter rap: Illegitimate Super Bowl without the Cowboys?
Doug Wolter and Adam Watts Breaking news: The Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team,” will not play next month in the biggest game of the NFL...
January 16, 2017 - 5:22pm
December 27, 2016
Wolter: Here comes 2017; work hard, for nothing is certain
The Minnesota State High School League, in its indisputable wisdom, has decreed that the state tournament experience is too awesome to be offered only to a select few. This is why those bygone days of single-class state tournaments has become a thing of the past -- remembered only...
December 27, 2016 - 9:46am
December 5, 2016
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
The psychology of the sports fanatic is a fascinating subject, and if I were to put Minnesota Vikings fans on the couch I’m sure I could spend...
December 5, 2016 - 7:20pm
November 16, 2016
Disheveled Theologian: An epiphany waiting to happen
When I was a little girl the Seattle Symphony used to come up to Orcas Island, Wash., where I lived and put on a concert in the school gym. They’d come on a Sunday afternoon, sit on folding chairs on the scuffed-up floor, and fill that space -- which echoed far more often with the...
November 16, 2016 - 8:45pm
October 5, 2016
Disheveled Theologian: Location not available
I received an interesting email the other day. It was from a production company in the United Kingdom that is doing a series for television about...
October 5, 2016 - 8:45pm
September 21, 2016
Wolter: On Stoesz, AP, and other random thoughts
Bits and pieces from the cluttered mind of the sports editor: Stoesz getting it done for MLABig high school football game on Friday: 2-1 Hills-Beaver Creek at 3-0 Mountain Lake Area. It’s coming one week after MLA senior quarterback Levi Stoesz had a remarkable performance in the...
September 21, 2016 - 9:53pm
August 3, 2016
The Disheveled Theologian: Home sweet home
It’s hard to write when your eyes are swimming with tears. The letters on the keyboard get blurry and I must rely on the muscle memory of my fingers. Oh, how I remember the repetitions in typing class when I was in 10th grade. I can still hear the teacher’s voice chanting: jkl;...
August 3, 2016 - 9:03pm
July 5, 2016
Column: Bill-gate, again
WASHINGTON -- But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief. Why, he'd be pleased as punch and proud as proud can be. Plus, it would be tons of fun to return to the White House as...
July 5, 2016 - 6:23pm
Column: A toxic meeting on the tarmac
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch's tarmac conversation with Bill Clinton wasn't just stupid, although it was certainly that. It was a colossal misjudgment on both sides, most especially hers. The encounter was toxic. It adds to the already settled conviction among too...
July 5, 2016 - 6:21pm
June 13, 2016
Column: Freedom to kill, permission to die
WASHINGTON — It was inevitable that we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society’s blessing. California recently joined four other states — Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana — that allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide using doctor-prescribed drugs....
June 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
June 10, 2016
Column: The parent trap
WASHINGTON — Somehow, it’s always the parents’ fault. We are too lax, except when we are too helicoptery. We coddle the kids too much, except when we drive them into neurotic overachievement. We are enablers. No, we are Tiger Moms. The societal urge to blame is matched only...
June 10, 2016 - 3:01pm
May 12, 2016
Column: These billboards have eyes
JIM HIGHTOWER OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — OK people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must. At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic — they loom garishly over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into our communities with no respect for local aesthetics...
May 12, 2016 - 9:25pm
Column: Does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika?
WASHINGTON — Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican, has called himself “pro-life” since he came to Congress a decade ago. This month, he’s proving it. Buchanan last week announced his support for President Obama’s request for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus — a...
May 12, 2016 - 9:24pm