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Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment
Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
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
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
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
July 27, 2016
Cohen: If Hillary Clinton were a man in this nation
What if Hillary Clinton were a man? What if she were a 68-year-old man rather than a 68-year-old woman? Would we think differently of her? Her...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 19, 2016
Commentary: The 2016 choice leaves you wishing for Obama
Calvin Trillin, the Mark Twain of our times, once wrote that sooner or later in a new administration, he starts to miss the preceding one. I...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00am
July 12, 2016
Commentary: Clinton survives another witch trial
Just as there was never any doubt that Bill Clinton had sex with "that woman," there was never any doubt that Hillary Clinton mishandled her emails. And just as there was never any doubt that the Republicans overreacted to Bill Clinton's shenanigans, so too is there no doubt that...
July 12, 2016 - 1:00am
June 22, 2016
Commentary: A contrast in heroes
My heroes are not necessarily people of great ability but ones who did what I think I could not. Two contemporary men fall into that category....
June 22, 2016 - 1:00am
May 10, 2016
Commentary: In the White House, a dangerous pride
I’ve read a fair amount of books on foreign policy in recent years, yet the one that’s always made the greatest impression on me was assigned...
May 10, 2016 - 12:00am
April 25, 2016
Commentary: ‘Ask Richard’ on bathroom queries
Richard, I am planning to drive from Massachusetts to Florida and, while I hope it will not happen, I might have to stop in North Carolina to...
April 25, 2016 - 1:30am
April 21, 2016
Commentary: The GOP would unify around Trump at its own peril
The other day I spied a high Republican official walking on the street and called out his name. He stopped, hit his smile app and exclaimed how...
April 21, 2016 - 12:15am
April 13, 2016
Commentary: The questions I never asked
I am reading a book about death. It is Katie Roiphe’s “The Violet Hour” and it is about how some people, all of them famous, faced death...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 22, 2016
GOP’s ambitions should be made of sterner stuff
One of the oddest documents in a very odd political year is the transcript of an interview conducted by National Public Radio last week with...
March 22, 2016 - 12:00am
March 15, 2016
Commentary: Let Trump have his horrible say
If Nathaniel Lewis is not careful, he’s going to get Donald Trump elected. Lewis was one of the organizers of the demonstration in Chicago...
March 15, 2016 - 1:00am
March 9, 2016
Commentary: A choice between two tigers
Among some people, the new parlor game is choosing who would make the worst president: Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This is not a lady-or-the-tiger...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Commentary: Rubio joins Trump in the sandbox
In my school days, I read a poem called “If” by the painfully dated Rudyard Kipling. He was a champion of imperialism, the white man’s...
March 2, 2016 - 1:00am
May 20, 2015
Commentary: Are the Castros willing to confess?
Who am I to tell the pope how to be, well ... the pope? But after President Raul Castro of Cuba, an observant communist for most of his life, said he was so impressed with Francis that he was considering returning to the Catholic Church, I would have liked for the pope to first...
May 20, 2015 - 1:08am
April 28, 2015
Commentary: Where is the Donald?
Where is Donald Trump? He has sort of hung around presidential candidate events and even launched a presidential exploratory committee, but when the media’s lists of GOP contenders are printed, the name of Donald Trump is usually nowhere to be found. The man can’t get no respect. To...
April 28, 2015 - 12:02am
April 22, 2015
Commentary: Criticism of Comey's comments misguided
In the category of "no good deed goes unpunished," we now have the speech of FBI Director James Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things. The first is that he requires all his agents and analysts to visit the museum so that they can acquaint themselves...
April 22, 2015 - 2:06am