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District 518 board hears news of Prairie Elementary activities
Sunset Park is headquarters for Saturday swim, hockey
City sees increase in commercial and residential development in 2016
Worthington man sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Gymnastics: Trojans score over 141, top Blue Earth Area
Prep sports roundup: Marshall tops JCC boys basketball team again
WHS basketball: Trojans claim fourth straight in win over New Ulm
Prep roundup: Two late goals lift LS-H/SP past Luverne
Health care bill offers ‘real solutions’
Letter: Weber’s ‘bait and switch’ on health care
Letter: Changes needed in charitable gaming taxation
Letter: Introduction of invasive species can be stopped
Column: Restoring checks and balances
Janet Lucille Belz
Dora Mae Laura Pommier
Paul Henry Jones, Sr.
Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
Herb chicken and mushrooms easy, elegant dinner favorite
A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
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Five generations: Ebeling family
Wachter 95th birthday
Enterprise Funds 2017 Adopted Budget
2017 Minnesota City Summary Budget Statement
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November 24, 2015
Column: Caution with refugees is a must
Q: Why is it important to take every precaution when considering whether to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States? A: Americans have a generous, compassionate spirit that is reflected in service and philanthropy, such as toy and clothing drives, food pantries...
November 24, 2015 - 7:49pm
November 18, 2015
As others see it: Grassley's remarkable record
In our nation’s history, nearly 2,000 men and women have served in the United States Senate. Only 17 of them (and only three of them serving today, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Patrick Leahy of Vermont) have cast more votes than Iowa Republican Charles Grassley....
November 18, 2015 - 5:15pm
November 17, 2015
Column: It’s time to fix rip-offs on prescription drugs
Q: What can Congress do to address the high prices for prescription medicines? A: There’s no doubt that the price of prescription medicines is a big concern for Iowans. This issue comes up repeatedly at my town meetings. It’s not only a pocketbook issue that squeezes household...
November 17, 2015 - 9:04pm
November 10, 2015
Column: Honor our vets
Q: What is your message to Iowans this Veterans Day? A: The nation’s 21 million veterans have served America with sacrifice and service. And Iowa is home to more than 226,000 of these patriots who answered the call to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Called to duty in times of war,...
November 10, 2015 - 2:49pm
August 26, 2015
Grassley fields questions at Sibley event
SIBLEY, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley visited Wednesday morning with constituents at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. State Sen....
August 26, 2015 - 9:20pm
July 30, 2015
Column: Marking 25 years of the ADA
Q: How has the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) shaped American society? A: The landmark civil rights law this summer observes 25 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the bill on July 26, 1990. Iowans will recall that one of the key architects of the legislation was...
July 30, 2015 - 8:50pm
July 28, 2015
Grassley staffer hosting office hours
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Sioux City, Iowa, Jacob Bossman, will have local open office hours in Osceola and Lyon counties on Monday. The office hours provide an opportunity for Iowans to obtain casework assistance or to express views. Bossman...
July 28, 2015 - 9:40pm
Column: Let's not mess with renewables
WASHINGTON — Iowans know there’s no use messing with Mother Nature during a summer thunderstorm. The occasional power outage triggered by severe weather requires households to ride out the storm without electricity. Some families may welcome a reprieve from so-called screen time....
July 28, 2015 - 9:08pm
June 25, 2015
Column: Accelerate IRS customer service
By Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. John Thune WASHINGTON — The IRS stumbled its way through tax season, still struggling to try to restore its reputation after its political targeting scandal gravely undermined confidence in the federal tax-collecting agency’s ability to fairly...
June 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
June 9, 2015
Column: Biofuels under attack -- it's the same old story
WASHINGTON — It’s been a familiar few weeks for biofuels. First, chain restaurants and chicken producers blamed ethanol for raising food prices. Then, the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caved to the oil industry in proposing weak requirements for...
June 9, 2015 - 5:16pm
June 1, 2015
Column: Class of 2015 -- live with purpose
WASHINGTON — Congratulations to the class of 2015. Leaving high school or college certainly brings mixed feelings. Remember, closing one door opens an opportunity to knock on another one. Graduates have put in the time and work required to earn a diploma. Now it’s time to make...
June 1, 2015 - 5:17pm
May 12, 2015
Column: A Medicare boost for Iowans
WASHINGTON — Young, old or in between, every worker collecting a paycheck has a stake in Medicare. The federal health insurance program covering older and permanently disabled citizens is funded through a payroll tax collected on wage earners and cost-sharing by recipients. Medicare...
May 12, 2015 - 7:44pm
April 21, 2015
Column: Farm Policy 101 -- Washington is falling short
WASHINGTON — As the spring planting season fetches long days in the tractor, farmers across Iowa already have invested an abundance of time and money in the new crop before sowing the first seed into the ground. Key management decisions are considered before the fieldwork begins....
April 21, 2015 - 3:49pm
March 24, 2015
Column: Marching away from madness
WASHINGTON — You know March Madness has arrived when a large share of Americans are checking on their NCAA brackets and checking off their tax returns. Traditionally, it’s also the season when Congress gets in the zone to hammer out tax and spending policies for the next federal...
March 24, 2015 - 9:51pm
March 16, 2015
Column: Open government requires transparency
WASHINGTON — Withholding information, or even appearing to keep the public at arm’s length, creates a breach of trust between the American people and our institutions of government. Journalists, good government watchdogs, private citizens and even members of Congress often butt...
March 16, 2015 - 4:06pm