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It has been 12 years since that fateful morning of 9/11 when terrorists flew commercial jetliners into sites in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. At the end of the day,...
The peace of the Labor Day weekend in Granite Falls was shattered early Monday morning with the murder of Kara Ann Monson and the attempted murder of Christopher Panitzke. A Granite Falls resident, Monson's death is a loss for her child, family, friends and community. Her death is a tragedy for all. Panitzke of Redwood Falls now lies in a Minneapolis hospital fighting for his life. His recovery prospects remain unclear. Our sympathies and prayers are with Monson, Panitzke and their families as they suffer the anguish of this violent shooting.
The Obama administration's attempt to build a coalition to address the Syrian regime's chemical aggression will not be an easy task. The United States' closest ally, Great Britain, on Thursday rejected action against Syria at the current time. A United Nations meeting on Syria ended Thursday in a deadlock with no action. The Obama administration moved Friday to release declassified intelligence supporting the U.S. government's assessment linking the Syrian regime to the chemical weapons attack outside of Damascus last week.
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The do-nothing faction within the Willmar City Council has decided it is acceptable to spend $25,000 for an organizational study and then simply do nothing. Voting to do nothing by...
It has been more than 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War broke out in the Minnesota River Valley. The war started on Aug. 17, 1862, when four young Dakota men murdered five white settlers near Acton Township in Meeker County. It ended on Sept. 26, 1862, when the Dakota Peace Party surrendered white hostages at Camp Release at Montevideo. In between, more than 600 settlers and soldiers in Minnesota were killed during the war and its aftermath. The vast majority of the Minnesota settlers killed were unarmed civilians.
Minnesota's State Fair -- 12 days for fun-filled excitement -- has begun on the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. This fair is big. In fact, the fair's own media guide totals more than 100 pages. You can follow the State Fair on Twitter @mnstatefair, on Instagram @mnstatefair or Facebook. You can get a pork chop on stick, a corn on the cob on a stick or a picture of Sid Hartman on a stick. You can people-watch at the fair. In 2012, there were 1,788,512 people who attended, which is a lot to watch. You can even be a people judge if you want.
The "Made In America" effort got a new friend this week when ad guru Alex Bogusky issued a new video championing the cause. Bogusky, an ad agency legend, has created a video urging folks to just buy more American-made products, according to a USA Today report. He is hoping his video goes viral on the Internet. Introduced Tuesday, Bogusky's video asks U.S. consumers to just buy one additional American-made item in every 20 purchases. He claims this simple act could result in 1 million jobs in America.
There are positive signs in the real estate market across west central Minnesota and the rest of the state. The number of foreclosures is continuing to decline across the state, according to the Minnesota Homeownership Center. Housing demand is beginning to stabilize or increase housing values, which helps improve home equity levels. The organization reported that there were only 6,795 foreclosure sales during the first half of this year, a decline of 29 percent compared to the same period in 2012. These foreclosure levels are at the lowest since 2006.
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent Minnesota editorials. On MNsure plan heads in right direction: As Minnesota embarks on its plan to open the state health insurance exchange Oct. 1, public buy-in will be key to its success and that buy-in will be driven by the quantity and quality of information the public is able to acquire. So the recent push to offer information on health insurance plans slated to be offered on the state's insurance exchange a month or so earlier than planned stands as a step in the right direction.