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Detroit Lakes woman identified in fatal train accident
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
Team continues campaign to increase dementia awareness
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
WDC fifth-grader advances to regional spelling bee
Friday Scorecard 2/24
Thursday Scorecard 2/23
Tuesday Scorecard 2/21
Pirates push PRC record to 11-1
Local deer numbers pretty impressive
Alfred E. Breid
Marjorie L. Johnson
Karvonen Funeral Home crematory addition is complete
Brunswick NYM employees rewarded for efforts
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena County Historical Society announces spring programs, starting with Living History Day Saturday
NYM Cultural Center to host self-care session Feb. 25
Native Pride Arts Dancer Larry Yazzie to perform in Park Rapids
Elmer's Summer Melodrama Actor Auditions Set for Feb. 18
Author Candace Simar to be featured at Book Ends Saturday
Craig sisters make dean's list at University of St. Thomas
Huotari receives honors at Vermilion Community College
Birth announcements - Feb. 16 edition
Pesto Quinoa Salad with Walnuts
Area students graduate from Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Doggone it, that policy decision was stupid
Tax burden for Minnesota retired veterans
Letter: Don't disparage hard-working, productive Americans
Who do I report illegal snowblowing to?
Let bonding bill really put Minnesota to work
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
September 20, 2015
Honoring the work of our teachers
Teaching is a calling. Oh, sure, it's a profession that requires specialized education, but the lure of the classroom for dedicated teachers is as emotional as it is intellectual. The best teachers — the ones remembered by their students — master techniques that balance...
September 20, 2015 - 12:08am
September 11, 2015
Action welcome to improve Minnesota's water quality
A great benefit of living in Minnesota is that often times the system works. In the case of water quality, that seems to be playing out in the state. And that's great news. The process is slow and cumbersome but it's likely to show results over time. And given the core importance...
September 11, 2015 - 12:08am
September 4, 2015
Strengthen law to hold government more accountable
Even before Watergate, the Freedom of Information Act was helping guarantee public access to data, documents and other information Americans are entitled to and need to hold government — and government officials — accountable. And right now, during the yearlong countdown...
September 4, 2015 - 12:10am
August 28, 2015
School lunches: Be food conscientious
Sadly, summer is almost over. In a matter of a couple weeks, kids will be returning to school, and families will be back in the routine. There will be sporting events, practices and other extra-curricular activities to worry about. One activity that might not get as much thought...
August 28, 2015 - 8:15am
August 21, 2015
Momentum building to broaden broadband
Similar to the way every corner of America was connected to the electrical grid in the 1930s, all Americans - even those in the remotest, most rural of Minnesota - can now be connected to broadband high-speed Internet. Getting everyone online is seen as critical for delivering...
August 21, 2015 - 12:10am
August 14, 2015
Eleanor Roosevelt on the new $10 bill
Poor Alexander Hamilton. The founder of America's financial system, Hamilton died in 1804 never knowing that his image would grace our $10 bill for nearly a century, starting in 1929. He was the first secretary of the treasury and a founding father. It's likely his portrait...
August 14, 2015 - 12:08am
August 7, 2015
State on target to reduce carbon pollution
Minnesota and other states are finding out the targets they'll be asked to meet to reduce the carbon pollution blamed for climate change this week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release its long-anticipated Clean Power Plan. And then, you might assume,...
August 7, 2015 - 12:08am
July 31, 2015
How to stop elder abuse: Report red flags
It happens too often: An elderly person is financially preyed upon by a con artist, a relative or close friend. But all the headlines that tell about such crimes should not make people numb to it. Instead, it should spark outrage and spur action and awareness. It starts with reporting...
July 31, 2015 - 12:08am
July 24, 2015
Time to think about organ donation
As of Tuesday afternoon at 2:40, there were 122,728 people in need of an organ transplant. That number changes continuously, which you will see. Unless someone you know has been touched by organ donation — whether it was to give or to receive — chances are, it's not...
July 24, 2015 - 12:10am
July 17, 2015
Don't let money doom ruin relationship
Money and love. Unfortunately, they clash all too often. It would be sad to add up how many promising relationships went down the tubes because of arguments over money. According to a Harris Interactive survey, money is the top reason for marital spats. So, how can couples avoid...
July 17, 2015 - 12:08am
July 10, 2015
'High-tax' Minnesota is No. 1
Minnesota routinely has been classified by its neighbors — North Dakota and South Dakota — as a high-tax state that is business unfriendly.
July 10, 2015 - 12:10am
July 5, 2015
A good day for basic civil rights
Indeed, the speed at which attitudes about same-sex marriage have changed from "no way" to "yes, of course" is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Ten years ago, very few observers, if any, would have forecast that the turnaround would happen so quickly and so decisively. The court's...
July 5, 2015 - 12:10am
June 28, 2015
Minnesota: Nice, safe state to live
For those living in Minnesota, you can breathe better. And for those looking for a safe state to live, come to Minnesota. WalletHub recently conducted an in-depth analysis on the safest states to live. Overall, Minnesota took third place. Massachusetts came in first, followed...
June 28, 2015 - 12:08am
June 12, 2015
A 'do-over' chance for rural Minnesota
Despite a $2 billion surplus, bipartisan support for key initiatives and high hopes for a renewed focus on the needs of rural communities, the regular session of the 2015 Legislature can hardly be called the "Greater Minnesota session." With legislators unable to pass a tax bill...
June 12, 2015 - 8:15am
June 5, 2015
Healthy employees make happy employees
If employees feel better at work, do they work better? More than likely. What does a healthy work environment look like though? Lots of variations. Safety, healthy food options, walk breaks, stretching, help to quit smoking, time to pause for a moment and breathe, a private...
June 5, 2015 - 12:10am