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GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts - and default
DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
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When abortion was illegal: A 1966 series revealed how women got them anyway
Minnesota lawyer gets 14 years in prison for ‘porno-trolling’ internet users
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
Softball: Over 50 league looking for players
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
What's Up Outdoors: Great to see young anglers take up sport fishing
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Fostering fatherhood: Need for foster parents growing in Minnesota
Baxter veteran helps Deerwood veteran by bicycling in fundraiser
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas
Bursack: Caregiver frustrated by mom who doesn't want physical therapy
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Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them
Arctic marathoner donates amputated toes for hotel's infamous cocktail
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Young female vocalist Lauren Alaina to make trek to Lakes Jam 2019
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UPDATE: Deerwood man dies in head-on crash with semitrailer
April 9, 2019
As White House questions climate change, US military is planning for it
WASHINGTON - In February, the White House devised a plan to challenge the scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is a main driver...
April 9, 2019 - 9:34am
March 26, 2019
Carbon emissions hit a record high
Carbon emissions from fossil fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil...
March 26, 2019 - 4:53pm
March 12, 2019
100 percent clean energy plan deemed 'first-order threat,' visionary in first hearing
ST. PAUL -- Dozens of stakeholders cast opposing predictions Tuesday, March 12, about what the passage of a proposal to bring Minnesota's electric...
March 12, 2019 - 1:48pm
Sens. Smith, Hoeven introduce bill to curb carbon emissions
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., recently led a bipartisan effort with Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel producers by creating additional incentives for utilities to install carbon capture and storage technology. The Carbon Capture Modernization...
February 12, 2019 - 1:30pm
December 20, 2018
Court rules against Duluth protesters, but encourages ‘the fight’
DULUTH — The three protesters who prevented a downtown Duluth bank from opening one morning earlier this year were found guilty of trespassing...
December 20, 2018 - 5:23pm
November 25, 2018
Climate change has its day in Duluth courtroom
DULUTH — The topic of climate change wound its way into district dourt in Duluth last month, and now a judicial referee is deciding whether...
November 25, 2018 - 4:45pm
April 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Where have all the birds gone?
Photographing, monitoring and enjoying the return and busy nesting season of Great Blue Herons on our land in Brainerd is a family tradition. This winter-like spring is proving very difficult for the majestic birds. They should be building and laying eggs in the three hundred tree...
April 20, 2018 - 7:30am
April 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Renewable energy
Hello friends, today I would like to take a minute of your time to discuss renewable energy. Ignoring climate change, as we could talk about that for hours, I would like to discuss the economic case for renewable. For one, it is a fact that all fossil fuels from oil to coal to even...
April 13, 2018 - 7:30am
October 11, 2017
Minnesota House speaker stumps for oil pipeline
Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt is pushing hard for state approval of Enbridge's Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline. Enbridge wants...
October 11, 2017 - 10:00am
March 7, 2017
Reader Opinion: Plan for the future
Solar and wind energy collecting devices are called "renewable." They are, however, extensions of the fossil fuel supply system and the global industrial infrastructure. Consider all the equipment needed to make and maintain these devices and their auxiliary equipment. When it comes...
March 7, 2017 - 9:11pm
October 3, 2016
Reader Opinion: In denial but learning
When we meet someone who is in denial about climate change, remember they are grieving for all the people and beauty of our earth being lost every day. All over the planet, people's lives are being transformed and the once reliable natural resources are disappearing. People in climate...
October 3, 2016 - 11:08pm
September 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Big oil
Humans are a funny animal. We all want to be number one but so many are completely unwilling to put forth the effort required to get there. We look for that magic pill that makes us thinner, stronger, younger, better in bed, you name it. There are no magic pills.
September 29, 2016 - 9:34pm
September 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: Fossil fuels a necessity
President Obama has announced his Clean Power Plan which calls for a major reduction in the burning of fossil fuels. Coal, natural gas, and oil are to be replaced by clean wind and solar projects. But it is the ongoing boom in energy supplies from U.S. oil and gas production that...
September 16, 2016 - 6:25pm
August 12, 2016
Reader Opinion: CO2 is not pollution
The Aug. 5 Reader Opinion letter "Save Earth from pollution' says "Fossil fuels do not contain carbon isotopes, which gives it a distinctly different fingerprint now measurable in our (CO2) polluted atmosphere. Most of the pollution (CO2) is ours." So how much CO2 is ours? In my Aug....
August 12, 2016 - 3:36pm
January 27, 2016
Reader Opinion: Stand up for climate action
The first crack in the Republican resistance to climate action has begun with a resolution presented by Representative Gibson (R-NY) which has garnered an additional 10 Republican sponsors. It points out that our climate is becoming more erratic and severe, that humanity is responsible,...
January 27, 2016 - 6:54pm