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107-year-old tractor, one of two that is operational, visits northwest Minn.
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Truckers, hay wanted to help aid drought-stricken livestock producers in region
Regional, U.S. background checks for guns down from last year, up historically
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On the Fly: Twitter feed
June 8, 2017
Guest Opinion: Wishing for a Trump Twitterectomy
WASHINGTON—"If only he would stop tweeting." Those words came from a friend of mine named "Jack," quite possibly President Trump's biggest fan. A former secret service agent, Jack is your typical die-hard Trump supporter. That is to say, he's a white, Christian male, married...
June 8, 2017 - 8:30am
June 6, 2017
Guest Opinion: Hysteria over Paris pullout
For sheer hilarity and hyperbole it's hard to beat a recent headline on a Washington Post editorial opposing President Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the nonbinding and unenforceable Paris climate agreement. "Trump turns his back on the world," it screamed. A close second...
June 6, 2017 - 8:30am
June 5, 2017
Guest opinion: To die for Estonia?
WASHINGTON—So what if, in his speech last week to NATO, Donald Trump didn't explicitly reaffirm the provision that an attack on one is an attack on all? What's the big deal? Didn't he affirm a general commitment to NATO during his visit? Hadn't he earlier sent his vice president...
June 5, 2017 - 3:30pm
June 2, 2017
Guest Opinion: Trump unleashes the 'neo-moderates'
WASHINGTON—Most of the conservative Republicans opposed to President Trump are writers and policy specialists. Few are politicians—or, perhaps more precisely, few of the conservative politicians who see Trump as a danger to the nation are prepared to say so in public....
June 2, 2017 - 9:30am
May 30, 2017
Guest Opinion: Honoring our fallen heroes, by caring for those heroes still with us
All across our state, families gather each Memorial Day to remember those members of our military we've lost. It's a time to reflect on how we honor these fallen heroes and how to best treat those heroes still with us. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of our nation entering World...
May 30, 2017 - 9:00am
May 27, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Listening to the voices of our community
Listening to our community is one of my favorite parts of being your superintendent. Your voice is important as we move forward with the task...
May 27, 2017 - 8:30am
May 24, 2017
Guest Opinion: Setting the record straight
A March 5 article in the Dispatch painted a distorted picture of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center that doesn't match the experience of our patients and staff. So that readers can better understand how CRMC is ready—24 hours a day, seven days a week—to care for our neighbors,...
May 24, 2017 - 10:30am
May 23, 2017
Guest Opinion: Can the pope save Trump?
WASHINGTON—If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump. The issue here is not switching religions. What he could use is an honest examination of his conscience, his attitude toward himself and others, and his approach to what it means...
May 23, 2017 - 10:30am
May 22, 2017
Guest Opinion: The budget and the damage done
When Minnesotans voted for the Legacy Amendment, we agreed to increase our own taxes to help ensure funding for the state's environmental and cultural legacy needs. At the time, I bet few of us likely thought those new taxes would eventually be used as a tool to patch our highways,...
May 22, 2017 - 5:30am
May 18, 2017
Guest Opinion: Trump can do whatever he wants. God help us.
WASHINGTON—National security adviser H.R. McMaster had been cut off at the knees, but somehow he managed to make himself visible above the lectern in the White House briefing room Tuesday. The night before, he had declared "false" a Post report that President Trump had given...
May 18, 2017 - 9:30am
Guest Opinion: Closing state opportunity gaps requires more resources for children
Minnesota's opportunity gap is the worst in the nation. Quality home visiting programs and early education are proven to be among the best ways to support strong early development. As the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Paul Gazelka has a unique role to play in eliminating the opportunity...
May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
May 16, 2017
Guest Opinion: Awards have lost their meaning
Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many...
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
Guest Opinion: The autocrat returns
WASHINGTON—President Trump's opponents have spent his administration's first months engaged in an unusual but important debate: Is Trump a problem because he is incompetent or because he harbors autocratic designs that threaten American democracy itself? At the end of his first...
May 16, 2017 - 7:30am
May 15, 2017
Guest Opinion: Rod Rosenstein has one chance to save himself
WASHINGTON—Rod Rosenstein: Save yourself. For years, the man who just became the No. 2 official in the Justice Department painstakingly built a reputation as a gifted prosecutor and an above-the-fray lawman, serving Democratic and Republican administrations alike. Now, just...
May 15, 2017 - 9:15am
May 14, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: 'Oh, the Places You Will Go'
It's that time of year again, "Graduation!" From preschool, through our elementary schools, to Forestview Middle School, Brainerd High School...
May 14, 2017 - 2:24pm