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Investigation finds Wadena County Auditor-Treasurer guilty of creating hostile work environment
Living History - Dec. 7 edition
Shelby to be guest author in December
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
The local royal: Eagle Bend's Kalie Wright crowned Miss Minnesota USA
Late run propels Wadena-DC by Staples-Motley
Wolverines edged out by Border West
Lakes extend Prairie Centre's skid with OT win
Flyers snap Wadena-DC's winning streak
Schwartz, Alberts lead Parkers Prairie past Wadena-DC
Terrance L. Koep
Mary Ann Erckenbrack
Cindy L. Dickinson
Grimes joins TCHC Ottertail Clinic
TCHC seeks new name for prenatal/OB program
Scott joins TCHC emergency department
Helping to 'drive' public transit traffic
Daniel Papillon new leader of TOPS
Empty Stocking Fund receives a boost from talent show
Art Aficionados Array Art Adventures
Entertainment briefs - Nov. 30 edition
MN author Szarke includes regional locations in books
M State choirs welcome the holiday season with 'Gloria'
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
How to obtain a cold war recognition certificate
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Can kids wear bike helmets in ATVs?
Hunting, fishing have mysteries of their own
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Olivia Alaine Graham
Kahlani Jean Lynn Johnson
Leo Sylvester Bosh
Colter William Schmitz
Bianca Isadora Lorentz
May 9, 2016
Heroin crisis needs to be addressed now
The scourge of heroin, formerly lurking in the shadows, now is raging in plain sight as the toll in lives lost or ruined keeps piling up. The erosive effects of the epidemic on the area have become painfully obvious. Police seizures of heroin and fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller,...
May 9, 2016 - 8:15am
April 30, 2016
State smart to turn to the primary system
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 30, 2016 - 8:15am
April 22, 2016
The hard truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what's for supper tonight — getting distracted....
April 22, 2016 - 8:15am
April 16, 2016
Tax climate unfair to small businesses
It appears Minnesota's small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
April 16, 2016 - 8:15am
April 8, 2016
If you see signs of an overdose, call 911
The courtroom conclusion to the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck left many people feeling frustrated. They were angry that Nickolas McArdell, a suspect in the case who authorities say kept changing his story about the events that unfolded on the...
April 8, 2016 - 8:15am
April 1, 2016
Invest in Local Government Aid for whole state
Here's why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it's supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and proud...
April 1, 2016 - 8:15am
March 25, 2016
Teacher shortage is a real problem in state
Once upon a time there were so many licensed teachers in Minnesota looking for jobs that for every one job opening, there were hundreds upon hundreds of applicants. Now, area schools are having a much harder time filling those positions. Where have all the teachers gone? A recent...
March 25, 2016 - 8:15am
March 18, 2016
It's time for legislators to get their job done
Here is a quick warning to all members of the 2016 Minnesota Legislature: The time for governing is here - now, not waiting until after the Nov. 8 election and waiting for the 2017 legislative session. The legislators could not even get through the first afternoon after the start...
March 18, 2016 - 12:10am
March 11, 2016
Klobuchar takes aim at opioid crisis
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since 2000,...
March 11, 2016 - 8:15am
March 8, 2016
Scammers adding to student debt
Student debt is a hot topic right now. Political candidates have jumped into the fray, offering plenty of consternation and even a few possible solutions. Unfortunately, so have scammers. They're taking advantage of cash-strapped college graduates who are looking for some type of...
March 8, 2016 - 12:10am
February 26, 2016
No political parties needed in Minnesota? Quite possibly yes
Rep. Jim Knoblach of St. Cloud couldn't be more correct that "partisanship gets in the way of accomplishing things," as he stated last week in the St. Cloud Times. He had returned to the Minnesota Legislature in 2015 after eight years away and found the Capitol more divided than ever....
February 26, 2016 - 12:08am
February 19, 2016
Get behind Alzheimer's research
Five, 10, 20 years ago, people didn't talk much about Alzheimer's disease. Not that it was unheard of, but it wasn't the hub of discussion that other diseases like cancer or heart disease were. In the last few years though, focus on the disease that strips people of their memories...
February 19, 2016 - 12:08am
February 12, 2016
Beware of skimmers at the gas pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings — and a lot more — could quickly vanish if they're not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country...
February 12, 2016 - 12:08am
February 5, 2016
Preserve postal service in small towns
If Congress does not act quickly to reform the U.S. Postal Service, small-town America can expect a further slowdown of the mail, said Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times-Leader in Princeton, Ky., when he testified to a U.S. Senate committee Jan. 21.
February 5, 2016 - 12:08am
January 31, 2016
Let's see where people stand in MNsure now
The first order of business when the 2016 Legislative session begins March 8 should be a vote on whether to continue Minnesota's government-run Obamacare website, MNsure. More than three years into development, MNsure remains unable to fulfill its primary mission: providing access...
January 31, 2016 - 12:08am