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Commissioners tussle with employee raise request
Weekly crime report - July 20 edition
A helping hand: Wadena electrical workers lend assistance to DL after storm
Man, 66, dies in head-on crash near Menahga, Minn.
Police Scanner - July 20 edition
Wadena-DC knocked off by Paynesville
Phillips' RBI single in the 12th lifts W-DC
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Wadena-DC Babe Ruth advances to District Tournament
Delores "Dee" Lugert
David Paulson Agency in Wadena joins North Risk Partners
Tri-County Health Care inWadena earns ACR accreditation
TCHC Foundation awards Marquardt-Prindle Scholarship
Centennial Realty under new ownership
Entertainment briefs - July 20 edition
Entertainment briefs - July 13 edition
Events happening at Sebeka Community Education
Friends of the Library golf fundraiser set for Aug. 18
'Art in Your Park' for kids returns to New York Mills
Birth announcements - July 13 edition
Cranberry Chicken Avocado Bowls
Column: Finding faith in non-material places
VBS begins July 17 at Zion Free Lutheran, Bethany Free Lutheran
VA veterans identification card issued with VA benefits enrollment
Your letters - July 13 edition
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Ten tips to lose weight
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
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
July 10, 2011
The best thing that can be said about butchering chickens is?
In the past several years, a constant stream of rhetoric has been used in regard to the tax rate that the richest Minnesotans and Americans pay. "You can't keep taxing the rich." "You can't keep raising taxes on job creators." "Taxes keep going up and up and up." "If you raise...
July 10, 2011 - 9:24am
June 19, 2011
Compromise needed for greater Minnesota business
Summer should be a grand time in Minnesota, with parades, flag waving and other festivities in the offing, but unless the Legislature and governor agree on a budget compromise, government shutdown will put a damper on those festivities. It'll be July 4 without the sparkle and for...
June 19, 2011 - 6:33pm
June 9, 2011
Once, tornadoes were inconceivable in the north
2011 is turning out to be a historic year for tornadoes. There have been hundreds of tornadoes to date, which have caused massive amounts of destruction along with numerous deaths and injuries. Each day seems to bring news of a large or destructive tornado affecting some portion of...
June 9, 2011 - 9:13pm
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