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From war in the jungles of Laos to Frogtown: Minn. dentist, business leader Kou Vang tells his story
Migrant caravan swells to more than 5,000 as group marches toward US
Crosslake forum is Tuesday at school
Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia
Trump: Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November
Business notes - Oct. 21
Tech Savvy: County crime map could catch criminals
Apps will tell you what's really in your makeup
Biz Buzz: Hy-Tec crews take advantage of break in the weather at Brainerd General Rental site
Dakota Access Pipeline expansion takes step forward
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Elliott increases momentum with win at Kansas Speedway
Adam Thielen ties NFL record, Vikings pull away from Jets
Area Male Athlete: Pierz's Kapsner capitalizing on limited chances
Area Female Athlete: Chemistry key to Glenz, Verndale success
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Losing Hides for Habitat would have been a shame
West Nile testing may bring answers about grouse
Pointing dog enthusiasts take ruffed grouse hunting to the next level
What's Up Outdoors: Mountains, and an elk hunt, are calling my name
Just keep swimming: Octogenarian keeps up cold water aquatics started in her youth
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Let's not talk about sex, baby: Fargo locals who identify as asexual open up about the 'invisible orientation'
Give blood to help cancer patients
Heirloom squash identified, is it too late to plant bulbs and more
Are trees foretelling a bad winter this year with all those seeds and acorns?
Care home placement agencies can be helpful
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Commentary: Knocking on death's door: Horror movies for homebodies
Coming Sunday: A scary good read
Film crew brings cash to Backus area
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September 27, 2018
Guest Opinion: Increased timber harvest on state lands is good for hunters and all Minnesotans
While Sept. 15 was the official date of the small game—and ruffed grouse—hunting season opener, it is the cooler weather and changing colors of leaves that gets my blood stirring. As it becomes more comfortable to walk in the woods and the leaves make my quarry more visible,...
September 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 24, 2018
Opinion: Working every day to protect our waters
Here in Minnesota (and especially in the Brainerd lakes area in the summertime), we have a special relationship with water, one of our state's most important resources. As "the Land of 10,000 Lakes" water is tied closely to how we see ourselves as Minnesotans.
July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm
July 22, 2018
Guest Opinion: CLC Connection: Helping to advance Minnesota's workforce
Minimizing barriers to a higher education is important to all of us at Central Lakes College. This is also critical in our commitment to provide...
July 22, 2018 - 7:30am
July 16, 2018
Opinion: Don't just follow the crowd on 'crowdfunding' websites
People hear on the news that someone in their community has lost her home in a fire or a spouse to an illness. They want to help, so search the internet and find several social media pages that claim to be raising money for the victim. They donate through a particular page, but later...
July 16, 2018 - 8:30am
July 4, 2018
Opinion: Celebrating the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is about the patriots who risked everything to establish a new nation based on life, liberty and equality. And on this anniversary...
July 4, 2018 - 4:30am
July 2, 2018
Guest Opinion: Line 3 replacement is approved
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the certificate of need for replacing the 60-year-old Enbridge pipeline Line 3 and...
July 2, 2018 - 7:30am
April 20, 2018
Guest Opinion: The monster inside of me
Anxiety, Simple word right? Wrong. Thousands of people around the world deal with this mental illness everyday. This is my story. I was around 8 or 9 years old I despised school because I felt sick all the time and I would get distressed about everything I had to do. My mom and I...
April 20, 2018 - 9:30am
March 31, 2018
Guest Opinion: We should 'Stand As One' in support of the referendum
It is curious what we discover on our way to looking for something else. Over four decades ago, in the spring of the year and a life, our family...
March 31, 2018 - 9:30am
March 26, 2018
Guest Opinion: Don't do it Crow Wing County
On Feb. 20, Beltrami County commissioners approved a request for the sheriff's department to develop a mutual aid agreement in anticipation of...
March 26, 2018 - 9:30am
March 25, 2018
Opinion: City of Brainerd Comprehensive Plan Update Progress
In the next two weeks, a series of Brainerd City Council ward meetings has been scheduled to provide an opportunity for neighbors to come together...
March 25, 2018 - 8:30am
March 23, 2018
Guest Opinion: Rural call completion bill signed into law
Minnesotans across our state are having trouble completing phone calls: a small business owner in Brainerd losing out to competitors because...
March 23, 2018 - 11:30am
March 13, 2018
Opinion: Focusing on wild rice health
I recently moved bipartisan legislation forward to put new energy into protecting Minnesota's natural wild rice. It is time to refocus on the...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Guest opinion: Patients and physicians deserve larger voice in step therapy
Anyone who knows me understands I'm passionate about helping people with diabetes.
March 12, 2018 - 7:30am
March 10, 2018
Opinion: A fierce advocate for Minnesota
Since the beginning of the year, I have had the honor of representing Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. While I may be new to the Senate, I'm not new to Minnesota. My husband Archie I raised a family here. I worked for General Mills, started my own business, and worked in the nonprofit...
March 10, 2018 - 7:30am
March 5, 2018
Opinion: St. Gabriel's a leader in opioid abuse prevention efforts
During the 2017 legislative session, opioid abuse prevention pilot projects to determine the cause of opioid abuse, as well as to allow hospitals...
March 5, 2018 - 9:30am