Skip to main content
Sioux Falls man awaits trial
Rock County Red Arrow kicks off 51st year of fundraising
Weber aims for District 22 Senate re-election against Abrahamson
Pickleball just of many activities on CAL’s Active Aging Week itinerary
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds of collision
High school volleyball: H-BC out-hits W-WG in thrilling five-setter
High school volleyball: H-BC out-hits W-WG in thrilling five-setter
Cross country: Gehl, Irwin win at Slayton
Girls tennis: Worthington swept by BEA
Boys soccer: Trojans clinch conference title
Letter: Bravo to many for a great Turkey Day
Letter: It was great to have KTD back downtown
Letter: Right decision made on KTD location
Column: Take care to be a critical consumer of higher education
Column: In praise of good government geeks
Erwin R. De Boer
Norma J. Janssen
Bunice Darlene Heidtke
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Out and About
Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
Data: Sept. 27, 2016
Data: Sept. 26, 2016
Data: Sept. 24, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
April 13, 2016
Column: Fortune-cookie platitudes
WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane. “How much gray hair do you think you’re going to have by December?” CNN’s Jake Tapper inquired. “Gray is fine,” the party boss...
April 13, 2016 - 10:20am
April 8, 2016
Column: 2016 -- The reckless vs. the responsible
WASHINGTON — Free trade agreements “have been disastrous” for America, the candidate said, and have sent jobs to Mexico and China. “I will stop it by renegotiating all of the trade agreements that we have.” It sounded like just another threat from Donald Trump to tear up...
April 8, 2016 - 9:31pm
April 7, 2016
Column: Sanders losing pillow fight with Clinton
WASHINGTON — The 19th century had the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The 20th century brought Kennedy-Nixon. And now we have just experienced a forensic masterpiece to define our times: the Clinton-Sanders Debate Debate. This particular rhetorical showdown was not a back-and-forth about...
April 7, 2016 - 8:29am
April 3, 2016
Column: Trump's many bigoted supporters
WASHINGTON — In a Republican debate last month, Donald Trump was asked whether his claim that “Islam hates us” means all 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide hate the United States. “I mean a lot of ‘em,” Trump replied, as some in the crowd — Trump supporters, presumably —...
April 3, 2016 - 9:20pm
March 21, 2016
Column: The conservative thinking that caused Flint's water crisis
WASHINGTON — In a hearing this week about the poisonous water in Flint, Michigan, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) tried to blame the lead-tainted water on the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy explained that, under the law Congress...
March 21, 2016 - 4:47pm
March 17, 2016
Column: Marco Rubio's honorable finale
WEST MIAMI, Fla. — It was not supposed to end like this for Marco Rubio. Eleven months ago, he launched his presidential campaign in front of Miami’s Freedom Tower, the Ellis Island for his and other Cuban families. In his rapid rise, young Rubio had been a darling of both the...
March 17, 2016 - 8:54pm
March 15, 2016
Column: Republicans' mindless obstructionism
WASHINGTON — It has been an annual rite in Washington since the modern budgeting system began in 1974: The president sends his budget to Congress and lawmakers hold hearings on it. But not this year. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees announced, for the first...
March 15, 2016 - 5:17pm
March 13, 2016
Column: Don't blame the media for Trump
WASHINGTON — For nine months, Republican leaders refused to take on Donald Trump when it would have done some good. Now that it may be too late, they’re blaming their own failures on the media. “The media’s pumping him up,” Marco Rubio complained. The Republican presidential...
March 13, 2016 - 9:31pm
March 11, 2016
Column: Trump's flirtation with fascism
WASHINGTON — So it has come to this: The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, at a campaign rally Saturday in Orlando, leading supporters in what looked very much like a fascist salute. “Can I have a pledge? A swearing?” Trump asked, raising his right hand...
March 11, 2016 - 6:26pm
March 8, 2016
Column: A running mate for Clinton
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has a knack for turning triumph into tedium. On the night of Super Tuesday, after her wins all but guaranteed her the Democratic presidential nomination, she served up a victory speech that was a bowl of mush. “We know we’ve got work to do, but that...
March 8, 2016 - 5:01pm
March 2, 2016
Column: Too satisfied to feel the Bern
WASHINGTON — Why did Bernie Sanders fail? Sanders continues his campaign after his Super Tuesday losses, but he has no real chance of wresting the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. The socialist insurgent went further than most thought possible, drawing huge...
March 2, 2016 - 4:21pm
Column: Democrats answer to GOP court farce
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans say they will refuse to have a hearing for President Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. So Democrats last Wednesday took matters into their own hands: They held a hearing all by themselves. A dozen members of the Senate minority...
March 2, 2016 - 8:54am
February 25, 2016
Column: Trump may win GOP nomination without majority
WASHINGTON — Last Thursday, Donald Trump called Pope Francis a “pawn” of the Mexican government and accused the leader of the world’s Catholics of “disgraceful” rhetoric. The next day, he approvingly retold an apocryphal story about a U.S. general ordering Muslims shot...
February 25, 2016 - 5:20pm
February 24, 2016
Column: Why the DNC is worried about Bernie Sanders
WASHINGTON — Why does the Democratic establishment so dislike Bernie Sanders? Consider this statistic: Hillary Clinton has raised more than $26 million for the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties so far this campaign. And Sanders? $1,000. That’s no typo....
February 24, 2016 - 8:42am
February 18, 2016
Column: Donald Trump makes me miss George W. Bush
WASHINGTON — I had a twinge of nostalgia watching George W. Bush campaign for his little brother in South Carolina Monday night. He was earthy. He recalled a previous visit to a South Carolina breakfast spot, where an animal-rights demonstrator dressed as a pig interrupted Bush’s...
February 18, 2016 - 3:51pm