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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
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Conservation Officer Report: Deer takes dive into den
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
Outdoor Notes - March 19
Fishing Report: Ice holds out for late season ice fishing
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Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
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March 21, 2017
Other Opinion: The Fed has helped heal the economy
The cost of borrowing money is about to go up slightly, due to a Federal Reserve decision Wednesday to raise its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point for only the third time since December 2008, with further increases this year likely. By and large, this is a good thing,...
March 21, 2017 - 2:41pm
March 18, 2017
Other Opinion: Trump's budget is utterly unrealistic
Government waste is not a myth. Consider the overlap between President Trump's newly announced plan for federal spending and President Barack Obama's last proposed budget. Mr. Obama would have, as Mr. Trump would, eliminated several nice-sounding but dispensable programs, such as...
March 18, 2017 - 9:30am
March 17, 2017
Other Opinion: A smart corporate tax reform plan worth Trump's attention
Corporate tax reform continues to be a work in progress for the Trump administration and the Republican Congress, where a controversial House plan to slash the top business rate and pay for it, or most of it, with what amounts to a tax on imports remains the leading proposal. The...
March 17, 2017 - 11:00am
January 2, 2017
Other Opinion: A mixed review of 2016
The extremes of angst and anger among Americans are reflections of a partisan/social/economic divide that expressed itself in the 2016 presidential election, and could deepen in 2017. Angst and anger either drove Americans to the polls in November or kept them away.
January 2, 2017 - 10:20pm
December 19, 2016
Other Opinion: Momentum maintained to clean up Great Lakes
With so much trepidation and uncertainty surrounding the coming Trump presidency, this much at least, thankfully, seems now to be assured: The worthwhile commitment to cleaning up and restoring the Great Lakes following decades of factory-spewing, sewage-oozing, industrial and wastewater...
December 19, 2016 - 11:55pm
October 23, 2016
Other Opinion: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 23, 2016 - 8:04pm
June 24, 2016
Other Opinion: Obama and Trump agree on one thing - and they're right
June 22 (Reuters) - From terrorism to immigration and healthcare, President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump don't agree on much. Obama hammers Trump on immigration policy, describing his ideas as "dangerous" and "loose talk and sloppiness."...
June 24, 2016 - 8:50am
Other opinion: Trump's vote-winning strategy - attack Muslims
June 23 (Reuters) - Donald Trump prides himself on not backing down from any fight or controversial position. Hours after the Orlando nightclub mass shooting on June 12, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee doubled down on his plan to ban Muslim immigrants from entering...
June 24, 2016 - 8:43am
June 22, 2016
Other Opinion: When in doubt … blame the news media
People in the news media are very used to being disliked. It seems that anyone who feels strongly about an issue also carries a gut belief that "the media" is biased against them. Donald Trump has been blasting journalists for their supposed unfair treatment – along with their kid...
June 22, 2016 - 12:27pm
November 20, 2015
An open letter to performers regarding standard terms and conditions for photographer and reporter credentials
Dear Performing Artists, The associations and organizations listed below represent and assist thousands of photographers, reporters, editors, publishers, media entities and others dedicated to informing the public about issues that matter to their communities and personal interests. Our...
November 20, 2015 - 2:19pm
October 12, 2014
Endorsement – Ignore the critics: The choice is Mills
Don't believe everything you've heard about Stewart Mills – except that he's the clear choice for voters on Nov. 4 to send to Washington to represent northeastern Minnesota's sprawling 8th Congressional District. Don't believe he's a rich kid who never had to work a day in his...
October 12, 2014 - 7:41am
October 3, 2014
Endorsement - Minnesota U.S. Senate: McFadden
If Mike McFadden brings the enthusiasm and focus to the U.S. Senate that he has brought to his candidacy, Minnesotans will be well served. Republican McFadden is challenging first-term Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and on balance the challenger is making the case for change. That's not...
October 3, 2014 - 3:10pm
October 2, 2014
Endorsement - Minnesota governor: Johnson
Republican Jeff Johnson has the tools and temperament to be an effective counterweight to Minnesota's DFL-dominated Legislature. He should be elected governor, replacing Mark Dayton, who has not demonstrated the convictions or leadership Minnesotans expect from the state's chief executive. Johnson...
October 2, 2014 - 1:30pm
October 1, 2014
Endorsement - Minnesota 7th Congressional District: Peterson
Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson has the distinction of incurring the ire of the unreconstructed left and the tea party right. That factor in his political resume has served him and his constituents well for more than 20 years. He should be re-elected to another...
October 1, 2014 - 1:30pm
July 11, 2014
It's time to diversify
Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs has been a way of life for generations of Minnesotans and will remain that way for generations to come.
July 11, 2014 - 4:05pm