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Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept
Border bar owners, police mixed on 4 a.m. closing bill in Minnesota
Core samples from Mille Lacs Lake may explain walleye woes
75 years later, Japanese Americans recall pain of internment camps
One year after sister’s suicide, crusade to unveil depression continues
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
Girls Basketball: Cards stretch win streak to seven
Sports Briefs: Warrant issued for Jets' Darrelle Revis on assault charges
Boys Basketball: Marshall blisters Willmar
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
February 7, 2017
Midwest Opinion: Trump's plan is a 'farm program' for industry
February 7, 2017 - 3:12am
September 24, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Don't take emergency care for granted
It's so easy to take for granted all those who respond to emergency situations. Ambulance crews are like electricity. They're expected to be there, no matter the time of day or night, no matter the conditions. Instead of flipping a switch, those who urgently need medical care call...
September 24, 2016 - 2:12am
September 15, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Minnesota struggles on mental health problems
While other states aren't making new investments to treat mental illness or are even cutting programs, "We've done a lot as a state investing in mental health," Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper said in aninterview Tuesday with the Duluth News Tribune....
September 15, 2016 - 7:52am
September 13, 2016
School's back in session; proceed with care
No doubt you've already noticed: City streets in west central Minnesota and across the state are a bit more congested during the morning rush to work and the afternoon drive home; yellow buses everywhere; and kids galore, on bikes, on foot, and sometimes darting out from between parked...
September 13, 2016 - 9:49pm
July 27, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Unity among Democrats is just laughable
Democrats who are assembled in Philadelphia for their national convention seem to be taking a page from last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland: They are putting on smiley faces about unity, but there is none.
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Midwest Opinion: The heat is on, so just cool it
The upper Midwest is in for hot and humid conditions for at least the next couple of days. A record or two might be broken. Happens every year. So does the hype. Media, including The Forum, tend to greet "extreme" weather as if it were the first time it's ever happened. Yet, the records...
July 20, 2016 - 3:00am
July 18, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Everyone should have The Talk
Around America, there's much discussion about black parents having The Talk—the dialogue where they sit down with their youngsters, especially their sons, and explain how crucial it is to cooperate with police in order to avoid getting shot. But here's the thing: Everybody should...
July 18, 2016 - 3:00am
July 12, 2016
Midwest Opinion: How police can respond to mistrust
Some policy responses to last week's police shootings and shootings-of-police will take years to put in place. But others can be rolled out within months. Here are two, both of them drawn from a striking op-ed in The Washington Post titled "The low-hanging fruit of police reform"...
July 12, 2016 - 12:45pm
July 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Beware of business 'vanity awards' from nowhere
A scam is going around again that local business should be aware of. Businesses are notified that they've won a "best of" award for the city they're located in. Sounds good, right? Who doesn't like to win an award? However, to receive the award, business owners are told they must...
July 6, 2016 - 4:00am
Midwest Opinion: Age is not a big issue in presidential campaign
The age factor in the presidential campaign has turned out to be no factor at all. The three candidates left standing are, in popular parlance, senior citizens. They qualify for Social Security and Medicare benefits. They are grandparents. Should he win, Donald Trump would be 70...
June 6, 2016 - 3:00am
March 15, 2016
Midwest Opinion: High-price, high-aid tuition model does work
Forum News Service The trouble with “free college” is that it would be hugely expensive, might hurt the world-leading quality of American...
March 15, 2016 - 3:00am
September 10, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Gov. Walker reformed unions, not classrooms
Here’s the thing to remember about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s education reforms.
September 10, 2015 - 4:00am
September 8, 2015
Midwest Opinion: High praise for work of teachers
Good teaching should be recognized and rewarded.
September 8, 2015 - 4:00am
May 19, 2015
Midwest Opinion: API’s oil safety lawsuit is not at all helpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute’s narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety.
May 19, 2015 - 5:00am
April 13, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Franken, Klobuchar should join swing Democrats on Iran bill
President Barack Obama would do America a great service if he were to show the courage of his convictions, and seek Congress' approval of his nuclear agreement with Iran. And Minnesota's senators would do the president a great service if they were to help persuade him to make...
April 13, 2015 - 5:14am