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Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
July 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Withhold judgment and demand solutions
This is happening far too frequently. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. And that's just this week. (Then police officer shot to death in Dallas.) Enough. No matter whose side you're on — with the police because officers aren't being respected and their orders aren't being followed as...
July 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Minnesota opinion: The serious truth about distracted driving
No matter where you stand on the gun debate, you can agree that an innocent person being shot is a tragedy that should not happen. (People rallied acrros the country Thursday) to remember those victims and to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also called Wear Orange Day....
June 3, 2016 - 6:00am
May 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat — this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 9, 2016 - 1:00am
April 27, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: The tragic truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t...
April 27, 2016 - 1:30am
April 25, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota is smart to consider primary
So important is the office of the president that Europeans often say they wish they could vote in U.S. elections. That won’t be happening anytime soon, of course. But it helps explain what’s happening in Minnesota right now, as the Legislature comes closer to scrapping the presidential...
April 25, 2016 - 2:00am
April 18, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Efforts working to combat bullying
Incidents are still going to occur. Kids are still going to get shoved or teased or worse. This is human nature we’re dealing with. And not every child on every playground ... across Minnesota can be watched every moment of every recess. And not every mean tweet or Snapchat pic...
April 18, 2016 - 3:00am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Someone else may have filed your tax return
The deadline for filing your income taxes is less than two weeks away. But someone else may have already filed your return for you — an identity...
April 12, 2016 - 3:00am
October 9, 2015
MINNESOTA OPINION: Don’t be a victim of the silent killer: carbon dioxide
With the cold weather setting in, the home heating season is under way and with it, arrives a big danger — carbon monoxide poisoning.
October 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 5, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Manufacturing is important in west central Minnesota
Forum News Service Minnesota’s second largest industry is manufacturing, and (west central Minnesota) is a good representative of that statistic. Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 1-10 to be Minnesota Manufacturers Week (though it’s longer than a week), supporting the more...
October 5, 2015 - 1:00am
August 19, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Strengthen laws to hold government accountable
Even before Watergate, the Freedom of Information Act was helping guarantee public access to data, documents and other information Americans are entitled to and need to hold government — and government officials — accountable.
August 19, 2015 - 4:45am
April 29, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: End political games, nonsense over LGA
From Forum News Service A recent editorial in a Minnesota newspaper. End political games, nonsense over LGA A year ago the Minnesota Legislature invested significant time and energy into reforming local government aid, including the formulas that determine how much communities...
April 29, 2015 - 4:00am
February 9, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Legislature must focus on all within Minnesota
Last fall, Republicans snatched away 10 rural Minnesota House seats, flipping party control and shifting St. Paul’s focus. This legislative session was supposed to be all about outstate Minnesota — or greater Minnesota or nonmetro Minnesota or whatever anyone chooses to call those...
February 9, 2015 - 12:00am
November 1, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Manufacturing is good
RED WING — Manufacturing make our community a great place to live and work.
November 1, 2014 - 7:00am
August 19, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Here’s how seniors can avoid scams
ALEXANDRIA — Fake lottery prizes. Bogus pleas for help from callers posing as relatives. Email schemes promising thousands of dollars with little to no effort.
August 19, 2014 - 5:00am
May 22, 2014
Minnesota Commentary: Sound alarm even in VA stories not local
From Forum News Service An editorial from a Minnesota newspaper. Sound alarm even in VA stories not local DULUTH — Problems plaguing VA medical facilities in Phoenix and elsewhere apparently aren’t happening here in the Twin Ports. That’s something...
May 22, 2014 - 5:00am