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News briefs - May 25 edition
Near the front lines
Central Minnesota Friends of the NRA celebrate 25 years of success
Powassan virus one of many diseases transmitted by deer ticks
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
BH-V advances with extra inning victory over Pequot Lakes
Wolverines open 6AA playoffs at home
W-DC girls golf seventh at Detroit Lakes Invitational
Wolverines finish regular season with a road win
Wadena-DC boys sixth at Minnesota True Team Championships
Dale Eugene Clarin
Dale Eugene Clarin
Tri-County Health Care president/CEO to rappel off high rise for fundraiser
West Central Telephone membership elects two new directors
Redig joins Tri-County Health Care as emergency specialist
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds 77th Annual Meeting
Schoon announced Minnesota FFA Star in AgriBusiness
Registration for community events open
Entertainment briefs - May 18 edition
'Made in Minnesota'
Entertainment briefs - May 11 edition
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Birth announcements - May 18 edition
Huhta graduates from Michigan Tech University
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Cottrell graduates from Augsburg College
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Your letters - May 11 edition
What are the most common vehicle equipment violations?
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Minnesota should see another good turkey hunting season
June 5, 2011
Here's to you, WDC
We're a small town. In small towns, the school is often a source of pride. But what we've witnessed in the last year from our own school system has been nothing short of spectacular. As this year closes, everyone connected with the school needs to take a bow. Let's review: The...
June 5, 2011 - 10:25am
May 22, 2011
Debt ceiling fix needs to include plan for austerity
The U.S. government surpassed its $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, and the Treasury Department began taking steps to deal with the problem, including suspending planned transfers into public pension plans. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent a letter Monday to congressional...
May 22, 2011 - 10:23pm
May 15, 2011
New faces, same result State government still broken
Last fall, there was a seismic shift at the Minnesota Legislature and Governor's Mansion. Voters swept Republicans into control of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in 38 years. They replaced a two-term GOP governor with a liberal who promised a new course.
May 15, 2011 - 5:09pm
May 8, 2011
Bin Laden killing is a turning point
It was interesting to hear the varied reactions in the U.S. and around the world to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Some said it meant almost nothing, that the al Qaeda leader in hiding had become irrelevant over the years. We disagree. It meant a lot Nearly 10 years...
May 8, 2011 - 9:12pm
March 20, 2011
Spend now to stop invasive species spread
Policymakers in St. Paul are considering a $4 million a year package to stop the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp in Minnesota. We support the move. The potential devastation that can be caused by infestation is immense. Already, zebra mussels have...
March 20, 2011 - 4:38pm
March 13, 2011
Public notices in newspapers at foundation of transparent, accountable government
A half-dozen districts already are considering excess levy referendums in 2011. Eighty-one of the state's 338 districts asked voters for additional money last year. It's a good bet that taxpayers first learned of these initiatives - and will follow the arguments for and against their...
March 13, 2011 - 5:29pm
March 6, 2011
Guest editorial: Move over for troopers; lives are on the line
Eight State Patrol troopers were hit while they were working the roads during a three-day period last week. That's not just a statistic; eight lives were on the line. So far this winter, a total of 31 troopers have been struck by other vehicles - a big upswing to the 13 who were...
March 6, 2011 - 2:02pm
February 20, 2011
Politics of Laffer Curve don't match economics
Allow me to bore you half to death with a few words about some fairly dry economics, but arm you with an understanding of a very important and timely issue: the relationship between taxes, jobs and government revenue. In the end, it will be worth it, I promise. Different camps often...
February 20, 2011 - 7:21pm
February 6, 2011
Don't dally with Dahlstrom deal
Wadena-Deer Creek Superintendent Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom is in negotiations with the WDC board and is interviewing for the same job in the Red Wing district in case things don't work out here. Let's make sure things work out here. The WDC School Board is doing the prudent thing by...
February 6, 2011 - 11:23am
January 16, 2011
Restoring sanity starts with me
Last Saturday's shooting of (among others) Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge and 9-year-old bystander Christina-Taylor Green, a Sept. 11, 2001-born child was a wake-up call. Much of the conversation after the shooting immediately turned to the motive of...
January 16, 2011 - 9:46am
January 9, 2011
Dayton's call for volunteerism on the mark
On Jan. 3, newly elected Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton gave his inaugural address to the state, and drew some much-needed attention to the need for a renewal of the volunteer spirit in Minnesota. It's a good reminder that from the times of the Founding Fathers and early pioneers, helping...
January 9, 2011 - 8:16pm
December 26, 2010
Pawlenty's legacy: Good leadership during hard times
Governor Tim Pawlenty will soon leave office and his mark on the state is already being debated. Former President George W. Bush was fond of saying he would be judged by historians -- not by current members of the media -- and that is by and large true. However, we don't need to...
December 26, 2010 - 8:57pm
December 12, 2010
A few words about 'Storm Chasers'
Last week, an episode of the Discovery Channel show "Storm Chasers" had its season finale based on the Wadena and Almora/Deer Creek/Bluffton tornadoes. While the show was amazingly well done, there is one thing that people should understand: the sirens did blow in Wadena, they blew...
December 12, 2010 - 9:21pm
November 19, 2010
'Proud of you' doesn't cover it
We would have understood if the 2010 Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team had suffered a few lapses of concentration during the season. We would have understood if they didn't match their fabulous 2009 showing in the state tournament.
November 19, 2010 - 10:52am
November 12, 2010
The GOP sweep and what it means
Last week's election was one that requires a bit of reflection. After a week of doing that, here are a few of the lessons many politicians should (but probably won't) heed. There are plenty more lessons than what are listed here -- these are just mine. First, Democrats will search...
November 12, 2010 - 1:46pm