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Report: Health inequities cost Minnesota
Gun violence prompts school walkout, another rally at Minnesota Capitol on Columbine anniversary
The 'Lost 74': ND vet who survived shipwreck wants victims remembered as Vietnam War casualties
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suspends nuclear and missile tests, shuts down test site
Authorities identify victims Becker County crash that killed 2, injured 2
Commentary: Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400
The gift of a supportive mother-in-law
Minnesota gains 2,900 jobs in March
Michelle Rook joins AgweekTV as anchor
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Jets win first playoff series with Game 5 shutout of Wild
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NFL suspends Vikings LB Brothers for violating policy
Former NFL player sells extremely rare Mickey Mantle rookie card for record $2.88M
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Guest Opinion: The monster inside of me
Reader Opinion: A taxing time
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Reader Opinion: Where have all the birds gone?
For two boys, fishing season is already here
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MnDNR Conservation Officer weekly report - April 17, 2018
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Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
U.S. consumers who have store-bought romaine lettuce should 'throw it away immediately,' CDC says
Clergy View: Touch the earth lightly
National Infant Immunization Week aims to spread awareness
State grants expand older adult services
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This Was Brainerd
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
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'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
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April 17, 2018
Reader Opinion: The party of Lincoln
I really believe that the year 2018 will go down in history as the year the Republican Party, as we once knew it, died. That the party of Lincoln is now the party of Trump. That if there once was a conservative playbook, it has been totally rewritten. The part that had to do with...
April 17, 2018 - 7:30am
March 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Editor must be on vacation
The editor of the Dispatch once told me that he "reserved the right" to change the title and content of a submission of mine for reasons of "accuracy and clarity." From what I have seen written in the opinion section lately, either the editor is on vacation or he only changes opinions...
March 16, 2018 - 9:30am
March 14, 2018
Opinion: Trump evangelicals have sold their souls
WASHINGTON—With their reactions to the Roy Moore candidacy and the Stormy Daniels scandal, the Trump evangelicals have scaled the heights of hypocrisy to the summit. Family-values conservatives who dismiss credible accusations of sexual abuse and wink at hush money for a porn...
March 14, 2018 - 9:30am
March 6, 2018
The 'anti-Trump' Oscars were a ratings disaster, and conservatives are delighted
The 90th Academy Awards show was two things: an evening of pointed political statements and a telecast with record-low Oscars viewership. And...
March 6, 2018 - 1:14pm
March 1, 2018
Commentary: We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP
In a White House meeting Wednesday, President Hillary Clinton expressed a willingness to ban assault weapons, tweaked Republicans for being afraid...
March 1, 2018 - 10:04am
February 21, 2018
Poston announces run for 2nd term representing District 9A
State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, announced he will seek re-election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 9A Monday. After his...
February 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
October 31, 2017
Opinion: The tax cut debate is an utter waste
WASHINGTON—It is a victory for Republicans that the political conversation—when it's not being hijacked by President Trump's assorted outbursts and outrages—is focused on tax cuts. No matter how critical the coverage gets, the sheer amount of attention risks sending...
October 31, 2017 - 10:30am
August 29, 2017
Reader Opinion: Fight to win
Today, much more of everyone's lives are public, and legally, the free press has no restriction on what they can print, but many are clearly disposed to the liberal/progressive point of view—trash Trump talk.
August 29, 2017 - 2:56pm
June 6, 2017
Conservatives say Muslims need to stop terrorism. I wish we could.
Saturday's attack on the London Bridge was horrific and jarring, especially coming on the heels of the Manchester attack. In the aftermath of...
June 6, 2017 - 2:12pm
November 25, 2016
Reader Opinion: Leery of Trump
Donald Trump is already angering many of his former 100 percent supporters, who are feeling seriously betrayed. Trump has been rapidly backpedaling on many of the promises he gave to his supporters in order to get himself elected. He hasn't even been sworn in yet. What his supporters...
November 25, 2016 - 6:55pm
May 13, 2016
Reader Opinion: Needed changes blocked
The May 12 Guest Opinion "A health care conversation" was very informative. It also indicates that certain mindsets by our legislators block needed changes and notes choices by legislators not to be a part of gathering much needed information. The just say no attitude of the "right"...
May 13, 2016 - 9:45pm
August 20, 2015
Reader Opinion: Nolan hasn't done a thing
Dear Ginger, I read your accusations that ultra conservatives were somehow preventing your hero, Rick Nolan, from being able to pass a funding bill under the guise of infrastructure repair. Funny how the word "ultra" always seems to creep into the conversation from leftists. Never...
August 20, 2015 - 10:54pm
August 12, 2015
Guest Opinion: Still resisting 'Passi-fication'
Autumn always exudes melancholy. The trees flaunt colors hidden by the ephemeral green of the promising summer. Then, reality dries and dissipates them, and the whimsy of the wind takes them to ground. In the stark certainty of winter, we faithfully hope for spring to grant a fresh...
August 12, 2015 - 7:07pm
January 2, 2015
Reader Opinion: Not getting it
Some people, assumed to be conservatives, claim to remain seriously puzzled over why there's less than ideal harmony between the dominant culture and minority communities. No matter how often they're given answers to these questions, they don't seem capable of "getting it." Is it...
January 2, 2015 - 4:51pm
August 20, 2014
INSIGHT: Boehner's troubles with U.S. House conservatives may only get worse
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20 (Reuters) - Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S.
August 20, 2014 - 2:34pm