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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Minnesota sees 'alarming' rise in STDs, drug-related infections
Showing them a way to stay
News briefs - April 27 edition
WDC clay target shooters have found strong support
Wolverines stop Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale rally in seventh
Late rally falls short as B-H/V holds off Wolverines
Late runs lift Pillager past W-DC
Parkers Prairie spoils W-DC home opener
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Mary Ann A. Paavola
United Way of Todd and Wadena Counties welcomes new board members
M State ranked No. five by LearnHowToBecome.org
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative annual meeting slated for April 20
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
'A Night in New York' brought to WDC Prom Saturday night
Entertainment briefs - April 27 edition
Entertainment briefs - April 27 edition
Jorgenson draws a crowd April 8
'Fate of the Furious" reaches new heights in action
Birth announcements - April 20 edition
Widows and orphans
Widows and orphans
Black appointed as the new Director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System
What are the 'best practices' for pedestrians?
Your letters - April 13 edition
VA Presumptive AO Diseases Pending Decisions for 2017
What are the laws concerning open bottles?
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
September 12, 2016
In this country, work is identity
What question is among the first when you meet someone? It reliably is this: "So what do you do?" We are a nation that values work. We are people who classify ourselves by our work. We proudly tout a work ethic that, when motivated, is the envy of the world. We tend to attribute all...
September 12, 2016 - 12:08am
September 5, 2016
All MN students now taking ACTs
Cheers to Minnesota's new emphasis on encouraging all high school students to take the ACT college entrance exams. New data shows that virtually all of Minnesota's high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students...
September 5, 2016 - 12:08am
August 26, 2016
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
St. Paul seems to be holding its customary winter celebration in August. The state Capitol remains frozen in dysfunction as Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislative leaders of both parties continue their slow-motion - glacial - feud over the tax and bonding bills. The ice palace now has...
August 26, 2016 - 12:10am
August 22, 2016
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
For some parts of the state, it's already here and has been since before the last recession. For other areas, the full effect is yet to come, but it's expected, according to the Minnesota State Demographic Center. It's the coming workforce squeeze. It's a demographic phenomenon planners...
August 22, 2016 - 12:10am
August 14, 2016
Bees, butterflies need our help
As flower gardens strut their stuff this summer with yards and parks awash in a rainbow of color, gardeners should take the opportunity to steal planting ideas. Beyond being jealous of the neighbor's hydrangeas, it's worthwhile to give thought to putting in more plants and flowers...
August 14, 2016 - 8:15am
August 5, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
August 5, 2016 - 12:10am
July 30, 2016
It's time to get serious about a special session
While Minnesotans may have taken their well-deserved vacations and Fourth of July holiday, their leaders are still giving them reason to be annoyed as they wait for the governor and Legislature to come to agreement on a special session. Gridlock on solving very key and basic issues...
July 30, 2016 - 12:10am
July 22, 2016
Be alert, it's election season
All those ear-to-ear grinning, hand-grabbing, stickers-sticking politicians in area parades should have tipped you off: It's election season.
July 22, 2016 - 12:10am
July 15, 2016
Violent minority are sucking us in
Well, are we all squared up now? We've had inner city violence that rages with shootings and murders every single night, right? Check. We've had some police officers who, whether they're on edge from all that violence or simply bad cops, have killed some black men in unwarranted,...
July 15, 2016 - 12:10am
July 8, 2016
Tips to protect our water from pollutants
How about a nice, tall glass of yard waste? Or motor oil? Or litter, soil or pet waste? Yuck! But that's what ends up in our lakes and groundwater if residents aren't more conscientious. Stormwater runoff isn't just rain. It contains all the pollutants that stormwater collects as...
July 8, 2016 - 11:54am
July 1, 2016
Minnesota gains primaries, keeps caucuses
After the chaotic Caucus Night in 2016 across much of Minnesota, many called for fixing what clearly was a broken presidential-picking process here. Switching from a party-run caucus system to a state-run primary election for presidential candidates clearly was needed. Kudos to the...
July 1, 2016 - 12:10am
June 24, 2016
Put down the stone, step away from the sinner
When did parents become so judgy of each other? Remember the days when something tragic or scary happened to a child and people rallied around the child's parents for support, privately thanking God it wasn't their kid? Those days appear to be gone. Now it's all about placing blame,...
June 24, 2016 - 12:10am
June 17, 2016
Let's shine a light on elder abuse
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they...
June 17, 2016 - 12:10am
June 13, 2016
Even more reasons to click it
There's been some headway, but more needs to be done to convince people to buckle up. Maybe some statistics will help: Lack of seat belt use is a contributing factor in about 40 percent of all Minnesota traffic deaths. In the last five years (2011-2015), 527 unbelted motorists lost...
June 13, 2016 - 12:10am
June 3, 2016
A frustrating session with tiny headway
The Minnesota Legislature had 75 days to get two main things accomplished - a bonding bill for public works projects and transportation funding. Even though legislators had the luxury of working with a $900 million budget surplus, they failed on both accounts. There's been plenty...
June 3, 2016 - 12:10am