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Minnesota Republican politics will be subject of 2 April Rosenmeier forums
Attorney general to release Mueller report's 'principal conclusions' as early as today
Cass County Board: Alternative gravel road treatments still too pricey
Klobuchar co-introduces bill to double child care leave for military veterans
Honoring the 'Lost 74': Bill seeks to add sailors killed in shipwreck to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Biz Buzz: Gander Outdoors opening moves closer. City Looks to close doors after long run in the community
Hospitals lean into virtual health care even as Medicare won't cover it
PolyMet receives final permit for Minn. copper-nickel mine
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Minnesota farmer promotes wheat worldwide
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Outdoor Notes for March 23
Shepard shutout sends UMD to Frozen Faceoff title game
Buxton day-to-day after after rundown collision
NCHC overtime format didn’t change standings
NCHC Notebook: Michaud lives his Xcel dream, briefly, with Tigers
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Outdoor Notes for March 23
Last Michipicoten Island wolves going to Isle Royale
Corps of Engineers seeks comments on request to construct a National Loon Center within the Cross Lake Recreation Area
Scenic: First Day of Spring
McFeely: Tullibee, or not tullibee — Unique fish provides a fun day on the ice
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Americans are getting more miserable, and there's data to prove it
Designers share spring home decor tips
Clergy View: Children of God
Church News - March 22
Five ways to spend the first weekend of spring
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Couple brings 1,600-pound steer to a Texas Petco
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January 28, 2019
Reader Opinion: Are innocents cannon fodder?
There was an interesting article in the Brainerd Dispatch a couple of weeks ago regarding traffic deaths increasing 6 percent in 2018. Of the 380 total deaths listed 221 were either alcohol-related or speed-related. Also listed were 27 deaths as distracted-related and 90 deaths for...
January 28, 2019 - 11:30am
Reader Opinion: Three Weeks to Go
The government is open, for now. This gives the voters another chance to get their message to Congress. Can we agree on some things? That the shutdown hurt us all? That fearing for the welfare of our neighbors and ourselves felt more positive than fearing our neighbors? Can we agree...
January 28, 2019 - 8:30am
Reader Opinion: Prime pivot point for polarization?
With the interest required to be paid on the national debt near to 1,000 million dollars each day, it marks a place to consider the decisions that will need to be made, eventually. It may be that the current political gyrations will be helpful to prepare us for even more tumult in...
January 28, 2019 - 2:30am
January 27, 2019
Viewpoint 181: February is "I Love to Read" month
Teachers have the most amazing opportunity to teach children to read and even more importantly to LOVE to read. Children in our classrooms hear...
January 27, 2019 - 7:30am
January 16, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: A change in perspective
I've gotten my car stuck in deep snow twice in one week. Was this on my daily commute to work or an accidental wrong turn on my way to safer...
January 16, 2019 - 8:00am
January 14, 2019
Opinion: Trump's Wall and Illegal Prowlers
A few years ago I visited South Africa where the average house was surrounded by a concrete wall. South Africa has many villages and rural communities of impoverished people where the main goal each day is to find a clean drink of water. However, people throughout many of the towns...
January 14, 2019 - 7:30am
December 25, 2018
'Ain't no ox can fly!'
Lynn Scharenbroich wrote this tall tale several years ago for the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association's Inkslinger newsletter. Paul and his...
December 25, 2018 - 8:00am
December 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Review and make your voice heard
I would encourage everyone to review the "Fourth National Climate Assessment" issued last month under The Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, a law initiated under the Reagan administration. It charged the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) with a legal mandate to...
December 13, 2018 - 5:30am
November 26, 2018
McFeely: Vikings finally get a kick out of beating Green Bay
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Zimmer is getting all soft with his kickers, it appears. Sort of. He's all into forgiveness and second chances. Sort of....
November 26, 2018 - 8:19am
November 22, 2018
Danecdotes: Your Thanksgiving meal, ranked
That magical day is upon us. Thanksgiving is a special day where we reunite with family and friends to be thankful for who and what we have. It is also that magical day where we wear our belts on the loose side and fill our faces with as many delicious comestibles as humanly - or...
November 22, 2018 - 8:00am
October 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Not your daddy's party anymore
Right up there with death and taxes, nothing is more predictable than change. In the case of politics, it is inevitable in every party. But never have I seen the scope of changes that have affected the Democratic party in such a short period of time. For those of you who remember...
October 29, 2018 - 5:30pm
October 28, 2018
McFeely: Record-setting Thielen proves he's human as Vikings unravel
MINNEAPOLIS — Getting into the NFL record book was no consolation for Adam Thielen. The Minnesota Vikings lost and a miscue he made played...
October 28, 2018 - 11:23pm
October 21, 2018
Commentary: Let's talk manpower
FARGO — I'm an engineer; wired to observe the realities of this world. For 50 years I've witnessed this reality: Men tend to trail behind...
October 21, 2018 - 9:59am
October 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Vote Nevin for Crosslake mayor
Remember "I was for it before I was against it"? Norgaard/Schrupp publicly favored bringing back the old PZ department. They've said the new PZ department works well. Hard to believe anyone would want to go backward when current staff has 99 percent approval ratings. County/Crosslake...
October 20, 2018 - 11:03am
Respect Life Month faces abortion promotion
FARGO — October, Respect Life Month, brings many opportunities to regard the sacred gift of life.
October 20, 2018 - 8:59am