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Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
WPD gets grants for new equipment
Aida Simon recognized for saving life of 4-year-old
District 518 board members discuss master plan options
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
Letter: Trump far from alone on climate change views
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Thomas "Tom" Skidmore
Donald Eugene Svoboda
David C. Larson
Carolyn Kay Feste Azad
Donald E. Svoboda
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
Disheveled Theologian: Forsaken -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 4
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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 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 21, 2016
Editorial: Some recycling tips
Today is Earth Day, a day that (according to Wikipedia) is coordinated annually by the Earth Day Network. It features events worldwide that are designed to demonstrate support of environmental protection and conservation efforts. Earth Day is celebrated in nearly 200 countries each...
April 21, 2016 - 4:27pm
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
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 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
February 11, 2016
As others see it: Broadband a priority in Iowa, too
There was much fanfare last year when the Legislature passed and Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill designed to help expand broadband access. The goal, Branstad said, is “connecting every acre of Iowa to high-speed broadband.” But companies trying to expand said they’re concerned...
February 11, 2016 - 5:02pm
February 9, 2016
Editorial: Another LGA push
During last year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature, the House passed a $85 million cut to the local government aid program. The cut slashed LGA funding for Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, while freezing all other cities that receive this state money. Meanwhile, the Senate...
February 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
January 28, 2016
As others see it: Roll back federal overreach on Waters rule
In recent columns, Sen. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar expressed a preference for bipartisanship as Congress’ best means for passing laws. May we now call their attention to a bipartisan initiative that directly affects northwestern Minnesota and deserves their support? The initiative...
January 28, 2016 - 10:46pm
January 27, 2016
As other see it: Willmar is doing just fine, thanks
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
January 27, 2016 - 9:51pm