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Group plans push for expanded livestock sector in ND
Five fire departments receive grain bin rescue training
Dicamba rules could change despite yields
Hwy. 110 in Dakota County to get a new name -- and it's a familiar one
Woman who stole from drowning victim's GoFundMe sentenced for bad checks
Wiggins, Timberwolves steal Anthony's Thunder
Forbath kicks six field goals as Vikings top Ravens
College football: Vermilion outscores Minnesota West 37-29
State boys soccer: Trojans open with Orono Tuesday
Change in portable deer stand law set for WMAs in northwest Minnesota
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
Jean Ruth McDonald
Duane C. Braun
Eugene C. Schmidt
Margaret P. Bayerkohler
Disheveled Theologian: Faith and the art of garden maintenance
No shortage of Halloween happenings in area
Indian dance company to share “Sacred Earth” here next Saturday
Column: They are probably taking pills for their belly aches
Witzel keeps up with technology at Beltline Automotive
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Ransom 50th anniversary
Adolph 90th birthday
Birth: Tobiah Loy
Data: Oct. 23, 2017
MN Dept. of Education Revenue & Expenditures 2017 & 2018
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes September 2017
Nobles County Ditch 11 Final Hearing
Data: Oct. 21, 2017
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
March 12, 2015
Column: An eye on 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams
Q: What is the “Dirty Dozen” list released by the IRS? A: Mark Twain often is credited for using a phrase that still resonates with many Americans in the 21st century, especially during this time of the year. He said the only two certainties in life are “death and taxes.”...
March 12, 2015 - 3:47pm
March 10, 2015
Column: Which nursing homes make the grade?
WASHINGTON — When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a...
March 10, 2015 - 9:33pm
January 21, 2015
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
WASHINGTON — Get ready for the credibility gap to vault north between the IRS and the taxpaying public. Right before tax season kicks into high gear, the National Taxpayer Advocate issued a scathing report that exposed the tax collection agency’s misguided strategy to manage its...
January 21, 2015 - 6:01pm
December 3, 2014
Column: False Claims Act reminiscent of ‘little engine that could’
By Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator WASHINGTON — Holding wrongdoers to account helps to uphold the public trust held by government, recover hard-earned tax dollars lost to fraud and strengthen our system of voluntary tax compliance. A federal law I beefed up nearly three decades...
December 3, 2014 - 5:19pm
November 10, 2014
U.S. attorneys familiar with AG nominee Lynch
BISMARCK — President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general is well-informed on the top two issues facing federal authorities in North Dakota: public safety in Indian Country and the growing threat from organized crime associated with the Bakken oil boom, U.S. Attorney Tim...
November 10, 2014 - 8:51pm
Column: Give thanks to U.S. veterans
By U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley WASHINGTON — The 11th day of the 11th month is designated as Veterans Day. Communities across the nation celebrate and pay tribute to hometown heroes, too many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Thanks to the sons...
November 10, 2014 - 4:34pm
October 21, 2014
Column: Whistleblowers deserve additional protection
By U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley WASHINGTON — Pressure to go along to get along starts early in life. A student who tells the teacher about playground misbehaviors may face taunts as a tattletale. Teens feel social pressure not to report mischief by their peers. Later in life, employees...
October 21, 2014 - 5:02pm
October 15, 2014
Column: Accelerate prosperity, reverse Uncle Sam's overdrive
By U.S. Sen. Churck Grassley WASHINGTON — Underemployment is up. Wage growth is down. Job openings are up. Hiring is down. Student debt is up. Job optimism is down. Consumer debt is up. The personal savings rate is down. Federal regulations are up. Consumer confidence is down. What’s...
October 15, 2014 - 8:49pm
August 26, 2014
Column: Denying sexual assault is a serious crime
WASHINGTON — Heading off to college triggers a range of emotions for students and their families. For those moving to campus, lugging boxes from the parking lot to the dorm adds to the knot of anxiety that won’t seem to go away.
August 26, 2014 - 8:34pm
August 19, 2014
Opinion: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
QUESTION: What are Inspectors General? ANSWER: Congressional oversight is a primary means for the legislative branch to strengthen our system of checks and balances. In addition to exercising power of the purse and conducting oversight hearings and investigations, lawmakers added...
August 19, 2014 - 12:44pm