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Hearing on Xcel rate increase scheduled for Wednesday
Bayley: Delivering justice case by case
Maiden Rock breaks ground on village center
Land dispute continues, legislation postponed
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Legion Baseball: Post 54 bows out of Sub-State 6 playoffs
Amateur Baseball: Aces secure home win over Minneapolis Angels
Amateur Baseball: Miesville continues winning ways
Amateur Baseball: Aces drop games to Dundas, Chaseburg-Coon Valley
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Review: 'Hairspray' is feel-good fun
Web app tracks radon in Minnesota counties
‘Poke Ventures’ inspire community exploration, exercise
'Hairspray' to showcase mix of Phoenix Theatre veterans and newcomers
Tonight's Concert in the Park moves to First Lutheran Church
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Editorial: Pray for peace
Letter: Political candidates dividing our country
Letter: Dowse brings leadership qualities to race
Letter: Becker would be good for our entire city
Editor: Start sharing your views of the candidates
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August 29, 2013
Book Report: Literary tribute to this couple is overdue
England’s Edwardian Era is a fascinating one, indeed. It succeed the staid Victorian era and with the death of Victoria around the turn of the century, her aged son Edward VII ascended the throne and a whole new way of life for the English opened up. Well, not for everybody,...
Life/arts and entertainment
August 29, 2013 - 12:40pm
August 9, 2013
Book Report: Arabian legend, tailored coats revived
Just about the time you think you’ll scream if you’re confronted with another monumental biography, another epic movie, an enigmatic play about T.E. Lawrence, along comes journalist Scott Anderson with a monumental tome, titled “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly...
Life/arts and entertainment
August 9, 2013 - 12:51pm
July 25, 2013
Book Report: Even a grudging reader will like these stories
If you’re a science fiction buff, have I got a book for you to take to the lake. I’m no expert in the field, that’s for sure because some of the science fiction I like isn’t even considered science fiction by its authors. Years ago, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., came...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 25, 2013 - 3:13pm
July 11, 2013
Column: Stay active, engaged, healthy this summer
We had a late start, but summer is finally here. This is the time to get you and your family outside and enjoy all of the healthy activities and foods that Goodhue County has to offer.
July 11, 2013 - 11:33am
Column: Continue positive trends of '13 Legislature
The 2012 election was historic in many regards, and the 2013 legislative session was no less significant. As promised, the Legislature and Governor worked together to balance our state budget once and for all -- without any shifts, gimmicks or games. In a break from recent tradition,...
June 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 4, 2013
Column: Nursing home workers win Golden Quill
The REaders' Board made quick work of selecting a Golden Quill winner for April 2013. Nursing home workers from across Minnesota convinced lawmakers to grant new money to pay those individuals caring for the state's rapidly aging citizens. The letter reprinted below did an excellent...
June 4, 2013 - 1:08pm
June 1, 2013
Column: 'Tax the rich' actually means tax everyone
With the 2013 session now in our rearview mirror, it's amazing to think about the amount of government overreach we have just witnessed from the governor, the House and the Senate leadership. Just to be clear, this isn't coming from simply a disgruntled Republican. This is being...
June 1, 2013 - 10:00am
May 26, 2013
Column: Government overreach spikes during final week
Someday when we look back at the 2013 Legislative Session, we will remember it as the session the Democratic party controlled all levels of government and abused their power through policies of government overreach. Even if you take away the legalized gay marriage vote and the repeated...
May 26, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 30, 2013
Column: Region's communities are boosting early ed
Recently, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation held its annual community luncheon in Spring Valley. Each year, we do this type of community visit to celebrate our accomplishments and to spend time visiting with our local partners. We chose Spring Valley because of our many...
April 30, 2013 - 7:41pm
April 18, 2013
Column: Family is front, center in early childhood ed
Early Childhood Family Education classes help children grow and develop, enrich family life and provide information and support for families in their important role as parents. Parental involvement in children's education is one of the most significant factors in predicting how...
April 18, 2013 - 4:00pm
April 12, 2013
Column: We can't ignore society's role in brain health
Social neuroscience is an emerging field that uses both biology and psychology to investigate human diseases and disorders. The term social neuroscience first appeared in scientific writing in 1988. While Aristotle observed that man is by nature a social animal, scientists...
April 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
Column: Prevent irreparable damage to pristine valley
The discussion regarding the frac sand issue facing our area has its roots firmly embedded in our insatiable appetite for energy. The development of energy has both an upside and a downside. On the upside, it enables economies to grow, businesses to flourish and workers and their...
April 4, 2013 - 3:00pm