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Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
No tax cuts. No construction work. No special session.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Otter Tail Lake
Driver's medical issue lands vehicle in pond near Perham
Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way
Finck wins 14th club championship at Whitetail Run
WDC volleyers out to improve on 2015 finish
PRC teams can expect more trouble with Pirates
WDC harriers hunting for personal bests
Twins should have sights set on 2017
Joan Gertrude Wagner
William 'Bill' Bretz
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
New coffee, boutique shop to open on Highway 10
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning announces fall schedule
Entertainment briefs - Aug. 25 edition
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Railroad Days celebration is this weekend in Staples
England Prairie Show Days return this weekend
Do youth see God and religion as irrelevant?
Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Birth announcements - Aug. 18 edition
Perkins graduates from Northwest Technical
Extraordinary encounter with stranger enlivens parish pilgrimage
New Ways of Stealing Credit Card Data
State legislature frozen in dysfunction
Your letters - Aug. 18 edition
Bad ideas to improve VA services
Can a vehicle be sold without a VIN plate?
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
Anglers exceed Mille Lacs walleye quota, season continues anyway
DNR offers tips to private forest owners dealing with storm damage
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Wadena grad wins fishing contest on Otter Tail
September 16, 2010
Forget the Vikings, the Twins are the ones to watch
The return of Brett Favre is supposed to have Minnesota fans frothing at the mouth but the Mississippi Marvel has not played enough football this year to regain his 2009 form. Let's give Mr. Fantastic until January to have his team looking like a Super Bowl contender. The Twins...
September 16, 2010 - 8:54pm
August 20, 2010
Now we're ready for some football
Now that the 2010 Minnesota Vikings are finally in the same state perhaps we can look forward to some football. Two big pieces tumbled into Minnesota recently as Brett Favre and Percy Harvin arrived in camp. Favre has earned the ire of a lot of Minnesota fans -- and even more fair...
August 20, 2010 - 7:34pm
July 30, 2010
Is this the Vikings' year?
If you are the Minnesota Vikings and the Super Bowl eluded you by a field goal last year you have to feel like this could be your year. All it will take is healthy and productive Brett Favre, a few less fumbles by Adrian Peterson, another big year from Minnesota receivers Sidney...
July 30, 2010 - 11:37am
July 16, 2010
Foxy Favre has unfinished business
Brett Favre has made it pretty clear that he enjoys being foxy just as much as he enjoys throwing touchdown passes. Now we are supposed to believe that Favre's bum ankle is going to prevent him from playing football this fall. You might be closer to the truth if you suspect that...
July 16, 2010 - 11:54am
July 2, 2010
Hunker down for another nail-biter
So here we are in the major league club's historic 50th season playing before sellout and near-sellout crowds at fantastic Target Field. Joe Mauer has signed a long-term contract and the Twins have the biggest payroll in the history of the franchise. Detroit and Chicago are both legitimate...
July 2, 2010 - 11:48am
May 7, 2010
Cheaper stadium would have been more palatable
Cash-strapped Minnesota may not have the money to build the Vikings a new football stadium but here is something you can take to the bank -- the popular NFL team is not going to sign a 40-year lease on Mall of America Field. If the financial burden is placed where it should be,...
May 7, 2010 - 11:07am
May 3, 2010
Stood up by toms, nature gives grand substitute
One of the greatest sounds to a turkey hunter is a tom gobbling up a storm. It rates in the same class of thrill as a flock of bluebills screaming into the decoy set. That is the kind of thrill I was after a couple weeks back when I headed into the wood with an owl call. It had been...
May 3, 2010 - 11:06am
April 23, 2010
Killebrew's visit a thrill for area fans
There were more than 650 on hand Monday when Harmon Killebrew, the famous Minnesota Twins slugger, appeared at Tri-County Hospital's Men's Night...
April 23, 2010 - 10:28am
April 8, 2010
2010: The year we sniff grass
Fresh-cut green grass, wooden seats, wind, sunshine, blue skies and jet noise -- it's all so nostalgic, so Star-Spangled, so right. Target Field is debuting this year with the luxury boxes, the $110 Championship Club seating for season ticket holders and, oh yes, the present-day...
April 8, 2010 - 9:11pm
April 2, 2010
Planting and planning for the future
You have to like the month of April. Mother Earth has tipped just enough on its axis so that our snow has disappeared, those below zero winds are behind us and nature's life cycle is starting again. It is time to do some planting. For the last 10 years I have been planting trees...
April 2, 2010 - 11:05am
March 12, 2010
Twins suffer a setback before they even start
It looks like a bit of rain has fallen on the Minnesota Twins even before their 2010 opener at Target Field. Joe Nathan, one of the best relievers to ever pitch for the Twins, has a muscle tear in his right elbow and the All-Star closer is in for a long, tough ordeal -- whether he...
March 12, 2010 - 1:30pm
March 5, 2010
Country plays and calling 'cayutes'
We all meet unforgettable people in our lives. One of mine is my Grandma Hulda. Looking back I would have to say that what she embraced was the joy of living. A small town girl from the prairies of South Dakota, she knew hard work and hard times but she had a lot of "pep" and she...
March 5, 2010 - 11:04am
February 19, 2010
Show some class on the sidelines
Reading about the father who was arrested for punching a youth basketball commissioner at a sixth grade basketball tournament in Burnsville last weekend is a good wake-up call at this time of the year. We are in the time of the winter season when tournaments are under way and there...
February 19, 2010 - 11:00am
February 5, 2010
Twins have already proven it only takes a few
As the Twins have demonstrated in the past it often only takes 2-3 new guys to make a trip to the World Series. Having thrilled their fans with back-to-back runs at the playoffs, the Twins are smart enough to know that they are close, very close, to what they accomplished in 1987...
February 5, 2010 - 11:37am
January 29, 2010
Vikings beat Vikings in New Orleans
The clarity of hindsight tells us that the Minnesota Vikings choked themselves to death in the NFC Championship game. The Super Bowl-bound New Orleans Saints did not beat the Vikings, the Vikings beat themselves. Brett Favre, who has a great future ahead of him as a tackling dummy...
January 29, 2010 - 11:13am