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Minnesota farmer suing the state charged after products test high for THC
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Indigenous artists, businesses will showcase work at first 'Trading at the Red River' event in Fargo
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17-inning night leads to day of Twins roster moves
Lawsuit: Carrie Underwood, NFL stole 'Sunday Night Football' theme
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New arena is Eaves' legacy as he departs St. Olaf
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Reader Opinion: Tour of Lakes a success
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Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Dokken: Read and heed aquatic nuisance species and aquatic invasive species laws — everywhere you travel
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Lost Italian: Delicious and nutritious, celebrate our agricultural superfood with Edamame Pesto
Wayback Wednesday: Deadly Fergus Falls "Great Cyclone" happened 100 years ago this week
Methodists' stance on homosexuality divides the church
Competition drives healthier habits at Bremer Bank and MMFCU
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Lawsuit: Carrie Underwood, NFL stole 'Sunday Night Football' theme
WHO has deemed video-game addiction a mental disorder. But how much play is too much?
Heiress, jeans queen, Gloria Vanderbilt dies
'Pure love on the dance floor': Celebrating the jingle dress tradition
Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
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Nisswa Lions event raises $19,000 to fight diabetes. White Cane Drive is June 22
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June 2, 2019
Guest Opinion: A lot to be proud of in this year's budget bill
The 2019 legislative session came to a close last Saturday morning following the completion of a one-day special session. The special session was needed to pass budget bills because negotiations between the Senate Majority Leader, House Speaker and Governor Walz dragged into the final...
June 2, 2019 - 7:30am
May 15, 2019
Guest Opinion: Combatting senior fraud
It all started a few years ago when Duluth native Peggy Heistad Huri's mother received a seemingly innocent phone call asking questions about...
May 15, 2019 - 7:30am
April 30, 2019
Breakfast After the Bell: A key to a healthy, prosperous future for our kids
In 2012, Brainerd High School began serving Breakfast After the Bell as part of University of Minnesota pilot study to learn about the best approaches and impact of making breakfast easily available to students after the beginning of the school day. Breakfast After the Bell—a...
April 30, 2019 - 5:30am
April 29, 2019
Guest Opinion: Disappointment with omnibus bills in the House
This past week, the House of Representatives began the long and time-consuming process of debating and voting on omnibus finance bills. These bills represent the entirety of the DFL majority's budget and policy priorities. Omnibus bills package several smaller bills into a single...
April 29, 2019 - 11:30am
April 20, 2019
Guest Opinion: Minnesota needs to embrace internet communications, not fight progress
Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is rapidly becoming the dominant technology for communications services in Minnesota, replacing antiquated...
April 20, 2019 - 7:30am
April 12, 2019
Guest Opinion: Support efforts for comprehensive sex education in schools
Minnesota does not have a standard or statewide curriculum for sexual health education and fewer students in the U.S. receive comprehensive sex education today than at any time in the past 20 years.
April 12, 2019 - 7:30am
April 10, 2019
Guest Opinion: A closer look at bill to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants
House DFL members recently brought forward a bill (H.F. 1500) that would create a special non-compliant driver's licenses and state ID card for undocumented immigrants. After a lengthy debate, the bill moved out of the House to the Senate on a 74-52 vote. I voted "no" and here are...
April 10, 2019 - 7:30am
April 3, 2019
Guest Opinion: Lowering insulin prices can be a matter of life and death for thousands of Minnesotans
At a recent rally on the steps of the State Capitol, dozens of Minnesotans braved freezing winter temperatures to speak out for themselves and...
April 3, 2019 - 10:30am
March 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: It's time to eliminate fraud and waste in state programs
One of the most important duties I have as state representative is to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent wisely, efficiently, and in a way that provides transparency for taxpayers. A huge part of that involves working to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in our public programs....
March 30, 2019 - 6:30am
March 22, 2019
Guest Opinion: Senior housing: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
As the boomer generation comes into retirement, the aging population is growing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, by 2030 1 in 4 Minnesotans...
March 22, 2019 - 7:30am
March 18, 2019
Guest Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD
Like many area residents, I was extremely concerned when the DNR revealed last month that a wild deer in Crow Wing County had tested positive...
March 18, 2019 - 7:30am
March 12, 2019
Guest Opinion: Keep the light shining on government
It's truly a paradox that the light shining on the Jefferson Memorial contradicts an American principle that this Founding Father is known for...
March 12, 2019 - 7:30am
March 4, 2019
Guest Opinion: Shame on us
Yes, you read the headline correctly—shame on us. We (the newspaper industry) have done a terrible job throughout the decades of informing readers, audience members, business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and citizens about how our business operates. Now, when...
March 4, 2019 - 7:30am
March 3, 2019
Guest Opinion: Working toward a state budget that puts Minnesotans first
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz released his first budget proposal as our governor. State law requires the governor to present a budget to the Legislature in odd-numbered years. The proposal signals the governor's spending and policy priorities and helps shape the broader conversation around...
March 3, 2019 - 7:30am
January 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: Who mentored you?
How often do we take a moment to look at the people who shaped our lives? Think for a moment—who were the important men and women that influenced you? Thursday, Jan. 31, is National Thank Your Mentor Day and Kinship Partners would like to publicly thank the over 300 dedicated...
January 30, 2019 - 7:30am