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Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Pro-referendum group makes presentation at council meeting
ND archaeologist: No burial sites destroyed by Dakota Access
Man pleads guilty to drug charge
Ex-police chief found guilty seven years later of kiling pregnant girlfriend
High school volleyball: Trojans fight back but can't seal win at Redwood Valley
Wolter: The mysterious Minnesota Vikings
Girls tennis: Trojans put up a fight in final home match
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Column: In praise of good government geeks
Letter: We don't miss the bad bugs, but ...
Column: E15 an affordable, clean-burning option at the pump
Letter: WHS marching band something to take pride in
Letter: Be sure to attend NCHS book release event
Rory C. Burke
Kenneth R. Busch
Willa B. Muir
Douglas Ralph Geertsema
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
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
August 22, 2016
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Q: Why does our system of checks and balances matter? A: Our Constitution establishes three branches of government to create a system of checks and balances. This system is fundamental to hold government accountable to the people and protect individual freedoms, such as the right...
August 22, 2016 - 8:56pm
August 8, 2016
Column: From Alzheimer's to Zika, working to solve problems
Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly two-thirds of these individuals are women. And unless medical breakthroughs are discovered to unlock...
August 8, 2016 - 8:53pm
August 3, 2016
Column: Social media abuse in nursing homes --- tips for caregivers
WASHINGTON -- Imagine doing the research to place your elderly father in a nursing home. You look at the ratings online, you talk to neighbors, and you think you’ve found a good placement. Everything seems to be going well. Then you get a phone call from the nursing home administrator,...
August 3, 2016 - 9:49pm
July 25, 2016
Column: Protecting innovation and trade secrets
Q: What are trade secrets? A: Like a patent or trademark, trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property that allow innovators and businesses to legally protect their discoveries and other proprietary information. Some of the most “famous” trade secrets today include...
July 25, 2016 - 9:26pm
July 7, 2016
Editorial: Elder abuse can be rampant on social media
Q: How are nursing home residents being victimized on social media? A: Advancements in technology simplify ordinary tasks, enhance quality of life and revolutionize the way we communicate and consume information. Consider social media. It provides unfiltered channels of communication...
July 7, 2016 - 11:39am
June 27, 2016
Column: An affordable Rx for Americans
Q: What is contributing to the cost of prescription drugs?A: There’s no doubt that the rising cost for prescription medicine weighs heavily on the minds of Iowans. The issue comes up at nearly every one of my county meetings across the state. That’s because it hits so close to...
June 27, 2016 - 9:38pm
June 13, 2016
Zika is health threat that needs to be addressed
QUESTION: What is the Zika virus? ANSWER: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Zika virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Common symptoms that may last 2-7 days include fever, rash, joint pain, headache and red eyes....
June 13, 2016 - 4:12pm
June 6, 2016
Democrats ready to choose Grassley opponent
DES MOINES, Iowa — In the U.S. Senate, there have been few things as certain in Iowa politics over the past six decades as Grassley winning elections. The Senate judiciary chairman, who now ranks fourth in seniority in the chamber, hasn’t lost an election since his first run...
June 6, 2016 - 8:59pm
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 5, 2016
Column: Q&A on the Senate Judiciary Committee
Q: What issues are handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee? A: The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of the original standing committees of the United States Senate. With sweeping legislative and oversight jurisdiction, the 20-member committee examines social, economic, legal and...
April 5, 2016 - 4:21pm
March 28, 2016
Grassley against hearing for Supreme Court nominee
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley stopped Monday afternoon in Ocheyedan on his annual tour of Iowa’s 99...
March 28, 2016 - 11:13pm
March 23, 2016
Column: Clean energy fuels our economy
Q: Why is an “all-of-the-above” energy policy good for the economy and national security? A: The United States has entered a new era of domestic energy production that is setting the stage for energy independence. Thanks to remarkable innovation and investment, American businesses...
March 23, 2016 - 8:17am
March 14, 2016
Column: Be sure to mark National Ag Week
Q: What should non-farmers know about farmers? A: First, I like to point out what should be obvious. Food does not grow on the grocery store shelf or even at farmers’ markets. It’s planted, nurtured, fed and raised before being harvested, marketed and sold to consumers. For generations,...
March 14, 2016 - 9:06pm
March 11, 2016
Column: How public safety tools benefit our communities
Q: What updates are you proposing to the 2006 “Adam Walsh” law that tracks sex offenders? A: Many parents in Iowa will recognize John Walsh for turning a terrible tragedy into his life’s mission to save young lives and prevent other families from experiencing a parent’s worst...
March 11, 2016 - 6:27pm
February 29, 2016
Column: Giving the people a voice
WASHINGTON — Our system of government was designed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. To protect the God-given natural rights of each citizen and preserve our liberty, the U.S. Constitution was specifically designed to limit governmental power. That’s why we...
February 29, 2016 - 7:29pm