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New chalet set to open at destination northern Minnesota ski resort
New Jack Pine Brewery breaks ground in Baxter
Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations
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Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
Wentz, defense carry Eagles to win over Vikings
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
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Arlene D. Rudy
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Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
June 20, 2015
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
There’s been a significant rise in “heavy drinking” among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. But what do these researchers mean by “heavy drinking”? wine lovers must ask. For a woman, heavy drinking is defined as more than one glass...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
WASHINGTON — We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history? Our conversations...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
June 13, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
June 13, 2015 - 4:00am
April 7, 2015
Commentary: Let's not enable bad parenting
SAN DIEGO - America, we have a problem. We already knew that a lot of people were flunking Parenthood 101. But a racist video of students at the University of Oklahoma shows that the problem extends to people in society who are willing to excuse those who are failing the course. Welcome...
April 7, 2015 - 2:02am
September 20, 2014
Commentary: Get your country back by listening to our elders
The tea party mantra, “I want my country back,” resonates with many. The racial undertones can be ugly (as well as pointless). But the longing for an economically secure America centered on a strong middle class is on point and widely shared. Older and mostly white members...
September 20, 2014 - 2:00am
May 7, 2014
Commentary: In the American drought, fortunes are being made
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This summer, even drinking water may be hard to find in some central California towns. This region is in its third year...
May 7, 2014 - 3:00am
November 22, 2013
Editorial: Kennedy helped America feel good
Fifty years ago today, west central Minnesota and the world were shocked by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The majority of Americans alive at the time remember exactly where they were when they heard the fatal news from Dallas, Texas, much like other historical days...
November 22, 2013 - 5:00am
September 30, 2013
Letter: Slow down during fall harvest
It is that time again — harvest. The best time of the year for the American farmer. On the roads and the highway, farmers will travel. There will be trucks and tractors, combines and tillage equipment. We go slow and we take up most of the road. It is our way of going to work,...
September 30, 2013 - 3:00am
September 21, 2013
U.S, Iran letters are a good starting point
The United States and Iran’s leaders have opened the door just slightly to talking, an initial step after 34 years of no diplomatic ties. This week word came that President Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani have been exchanging letters for discussion. Rowhani, a...
September 21, 2013 - 3:00am
September 10, 2013
Letter: The reason for Labor Day
Labor Day was established by the American labor movement in 1887 as a holiday to honor workers and highlight the need for continued labor law reforms. It was to be a day to celebrate improved working conditions, increasing wages, health benefits, child labor laws, the eight-hour...
September 10, 2013 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
Letter: The death of America
My America is dead. It died when the voices of the soulless were louder than the voices of the followers of Christ. When greed became the creed to live by. When the illiterate, unskilled and lawless came with grasping fingers. When children could no longer play outside unattended...
December 21, 2012 - 7:21am
November 28, 2012
Ridgewater College blog: Russian impressions of America
November 28, 2012 - 9:02am
August 8, 2012
Letter: CCA sets the record straight
The Associated Press story "Immigrants prove big business for prison companies," published by the West Central Tribune on Aug. 2, relied on selective information and speculation to advance a misguided hypothesis about the impact our company, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA),...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Letter: The end of America is coming
In writing this letter I fear of being branded a street corner preaching Christian with folded hands and saintly smile. I am not! I will make judgments because we are a nation in spiritual decline and are departing from God at rocket speed. When very young my faith was the size...
July 25, 2012 - 12:56am
March 3, 2012
Read Across America
March 3, 2012 - 12:00am