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8th District money shows DFL keeps up
North Dakota, Minnesota delegations denounce Trump's defense of Putin
Law officers nab 7 in what they say is first fentanyl operation in Duluth-Superior
Mother of two children who died in southeastern Minnesota crash had died in crash 2 years ago
Trump Russian comments rile Minnesota elections leader
Enbridge will give Minnesota landowners more time to decide fate of old pipeline
ERP Iron Ore could lose Minnesota mineral leases
Giant pork surplus awaits Americans as trade wars risk exports
Canada's biggest clothing store pulls Ivanka Trump's brand from its shelves
EPA released proposed biofuels volumes in RFS with mixed industry reaction
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Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby
Twins' Berrios excited to be first-time All-Star
Reeve hopes all five Lynx starters are picked for home All-Star Game
Boudreau: In postseason, 'everything has to go right. ... Not everything went right for us.'
After knee surgery, Wild prospect Kunin eager to reclaim momentum
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Opinion: Don't just follow the crowd on 'crowdfunding' websites
Reader Opinion: We need God
Commentary: The subtle deception we all face
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
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Heck Epic next in gravel road bike series
Duluth Traverse trail nearing completion
Outdoor Notes for July 15
What's Up Outdoors: Getting away from it all at Tazin Lake
Apply by Aug. 17 for Camp Ripley Archery Hunts
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Want to raise empathetic kids? Try spending time in nature.
3 Things for Better Health - July 16
Crow Wing Energized: Youth obesity - Cassie's story
To reduce waste, try this instead of that
How to transform a bakery croissant into something marvelous
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This Was Brainerd
Moondance Jam starts rocking Wednesday in Walker
He quit a State Department job to play video games. Now he's a star in NBA's 2K League.
The 'Downton Abbey' movie is happening: Here's what we know so far
LAMF to kick off season with prelude concerts July 14
Lakes Area Music Festival kicks off its Prelude Series Concerts
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July 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Of primary importance
Primary things are the first things one should focus on or do because everything after that is based on what happened in that beginning stage. Elections are based on a similar process. People choose to become candidates for an office and begin a campaign, sometimes with party support...
July 11, 2018 - 7:30am
July 4, 2018
Reader Opinion: Picking a scab
Somehow, we remain stuck in the 2016 election, replaying it with "what if" and "it just was not right" and justifying explanations like "it must have been a foreign conspiracy." Meanwhile, Trump is the president and the nation and the world have to deal with that reality as much as...
July 4, 2018 - 7:30am
June 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Community
We all understand community and how important it is to our sense of connection and well-being. We also understand what happens when we lose that sense of community.
June 27, 2018 - 7:30am
June 6, 2018
Reader Opinion: Above the law
The president can pardon himself? What happened to that oft quoted idea of "a government of laws and not of men"?
June 6, 2018 - 9:30am
May 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Human shields
In order to show our devotion to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which seems to have taken on an air of sacredness for a very vocal and well-funded minority, we are told we must sacrifice our children at an increasing and alarming rate—more children than the number...
May 23, 2018 - 9:30am
April 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: A taxing time
It is tax time, the time when we reinvest in the system that sustains us. It is the structure that provides an organized means to allow us the security and dependability to operate in our lives with basic assurance that it will all work. Part of the concept is to have a society in...
April 20, 2018 - 8:30am
March 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Resurrection
Easter, spring, coming back to life. It is a time for rebirth and resurrection. It is a time to attend to that thing you had almost taken for dead and breathe life back into it, or to watch as the natural forces do that. It is a time to find out what made it through the winter—the...
March 29, 2018 - 9:30am
March 21, 2018
Reader Opinion: Guns: America's sacred cows
A sacred cow is defined as "an idea, custom, or institution held, especially unreasonably, to be above criticism". Guns appear to be our sacred cow.
March 21, 2018 - 9:30am
February 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Responsibility
Responsibility: The ability to respond. One of the hallmarks of a civilized society, i.e. a democratic society, is that the government is responsive to the needs of its citizens. We clearly do not have such a government. If you still need convincing, the latest bout of gun violence...
February 23, 2018 - 8:30am
February 16, 2018
Reader Opinion: Rick Nolan
It is not only with personal sadness that I received the announcement of Rick Nolan's decision to retire at the end of his current term, but also sadness for the nation, Minnesota and the 8th Congressional District. He has served long and well. If you look at the legacy of Jim Oberstar...
February 16, 2018 - 7:30am
January 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Hollowed out
The concept of "hollowing out" often refers to taking the core of an industry and shipping it overseas—that is the manufacturing and high value jobs—and also keeping the profits offshore. Such practices lead to the hollowing out of unions and the resulting lowering of...
January 27, 2018 - 8:30am
January 19, 2018
Author Passi to celebrate new book release in Brainerd
Author R.W. Passi will celebrate the release of his book "Saving Democracy: The 2016 Presidential Election: An American Watershed" from 2-4 p.m....
January 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Reader Opinion: Lost
Finding the right path is always a challenge. A map is helpful, but that map must take you to the destination you desired and you should not have to pay an unexpected price for the journey. Your hope is to get to your destination safe and sound.
January 19, 2018 - 7:30am
January 10, 2018
Reader Opinion: New Year's resolutions
The new year means new starts and renewed commitments to solving persistent problems. These often include things like weight loss and exercise, attending to our significant relationships and, perhaps, being more effective in achieving our life goals. This is, in actuality, what resolutions...
January 10, 2018 - 9:30am
December 23, 2017
Reader Opinion: Christmas gifts
We all look forward to Christmas. We may like the time off. We may like to reconnect with family and friends—and the food. We may like the spirituality of the season and its focus on renewed hope. But we all like the gifts. We like getting them and we like giving them. Even...
December 23, 2017 - 7:30am