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Giants officially name former Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as head coach
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House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump
January 19, 2018
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 3, 2018
America's power grid shows signs of strain amid deep freeze
America's power grid is starting to show signs of fatigue as the nation grapples with a record-breaking cold snap. In the Midwest, some natural...
January 3, 2018 - 3:45pm
January 2, 2018
America's forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave?
One of the great debates in American politics and economics in 2018 is likely to be how to help the country's forgotten towns, the former coal mining and manufacturing hubs with quaint Main Streets that haven't changed much since the 1950s and '60s. Many of these counties turned...
January 2, 2018 - 8:08pm
November 13, 2017
The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 per year
The largest two categories of America's fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country's lowest wages and weakest benefits. Over the next ten years, analysts expect to see 1.2 million more jobs for home health and personal care aides, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor...
November 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
October 30, 2017
A lot of Americans believe in ghosts. But what do their ghost stories actually tell us?
They saw her only once. That was before Linda Roberts-Antinoro and her husband, Mike Antinoro, had moved into the historic stone house surrounded...
October 30, 2017 - 5:09pm
October 26, 2017
Is $100,000 middle class in America?
There's a prolonged pause when I ask Lyft driver Gaby Oseguedaif her family is middle class. Her smile fades as she thinks about it for a while....
October 26, 2017 - 10:24am
October 6, 2017
Reader Opinion: Guns in America
My God, we love our guns. We worship them. We are sure they offer the ultimate protection and the solutions to any problem. We are sure that the entire society would be better off if everyone had a gun ... although we are not so sure about minorities having guns.
October 6, 2017 - 6:30am
September 25, 2017
Reader Opinion: How did we get here?
No boundaries for our country, no boundaries for behavior and no boundaries for raising children. Many of us were brought up to respect elders and authorities like police, teachers, parents and church leaders. We know there are some authorities that don't deserve to be listened to...
September 25, 2017 - 8:30am
September 21, 2017
Opinion: Of thee they sing with feeling
I've been riding around the country on a bus for six weeks, doing a dog-and-pony show that, among many other things, included me walking into the crowd and humming a note and the audience singing, a cappella , "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty" and singing very well,...
September 21, 2017 - 7:30am
July 29, 2017
Operation Jumbo Job: Minnesota Military Museum restores rare Sherman tank
CAMP RIPLEY—A piece of 70-year-old war machinery that helped American tankers beat the Nazis at their own game in World War II recently...
July 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
July 4, 2017
Guest Opinion: America's common purpose
Grilling hot dogs and corn on the cob, marching in parades, staying up late to watch fireworks light up the night sky — the Fourth of July...
July 4, 2017 - 7:30am
August 24, 2016
Reader Opinion: Shame
The putrid hypocrisy of the leftist media is on full display with the Ryan Lochte incident. Shame on him. Not for the petty vandalism he committed, mind you, and not even for covering up his misdeed. Shame on Lochte for giving the knee pad media the excuse it was salivating for—an...
August 24, 2016 - 8:21pm
August 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: What we need
Americans don't need a president. They need a babysitter. Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
August 1, 2016 - 7:53pm
July 3, 2016
Guest Opinion: What does the Fourth of July really mean to us today?
I ask myself this question every year at this time and every year it changes because every year our country changes. I go back a long ways in this country's history. Back to before the start of World War II, in fact. Back far enough to remember the pride that was instilled in this...
July 3, 2016 - 9:46pm
May 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: All about winning
So where is this perfect candidate for president we all yearn for? Where is the man or woman who speaks the truth, whose reputation is beyond approach? A person we are confident will do what they say because they have no ties to political parties or organizations that pull their strings...
May 23, 2016 - 7:19pm