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Early-childhood education money in dispute
Highway 58 ramp closures to start soon
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Minnesota roundup: Remains found near Brainerd identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Farm market report for March 28 from the Zumbrota Livestock Auction Market
crime and courts
Boys Basketball: Goodhue wraps up third place
Boys Basketball: Lake City drops consolation championship
Several changes ahead for area teams after realignment
Boys Basketball: Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Boys Basketball: Lake City advances to consolation finals
A 28-year old storyteller for a 160-year old city
Flyway Film Festival presents '1984'
Q&A: Tracy Hardyman
A sit down with West End Liquor's famous chocolate lab
Local groups pitch a $6K fundraising effort for 'The Ath'
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Letter: There is housing 'magic' at work
Letter: Hedin-Hartnagel pays in many ways
Letter: Understand that federal budget cuts will hurt our students
Column: Attempting to drain the swamp in Minnesota government
Viewpoint: Farmers making progress on new buffer requirement
Real Estate Showcase
March 21, 2017
Letter: Why an exemption from overtime?
Sen. Mike Goggin's SF899 takes advantage of workers' tenuous H2A status. Goggin argues, "The choice is solely up to the employee; the bill does not require or expect any worker to work overtime." No, let's be clear. What employee wouldn't prefer overtime? This exemption is for the...
March 21, 2017 - 1:35pm
March 19, 2017
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
DULUTH, Minn.—The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental...
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 10, 2017
Letter: Senate File 899 is about giving guest workers choices
A recent letter to the editor from March 1 was critical of Senate File 899, which is my bill to give some seasonal and temporary agricultural...
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 8, 2017
Viewpoint: Provisional ballots help ensure democracy
The omnibus elections bill before the Minnesota Senate includes a number of important provisions to strengthen the integrity of the voting process. Election law must balance the interest in making the vote accessible to all eligible voters versus guaranteeing only eligible voters...
March 8, 2017 - 10:11am
March 7, 2017
Letter: Well, speak of success ...
Donald Trump's speech must be considered a success after he made it through a two-hour speech without grabbing some woman. He deserves the encouragement. Richard Johnson Red Wing
March 7, 2017 - 8:27am
March 4, 2017
Viewpoint: Advancing Minnesotans, not just their government
The new leadership in the Legislature has already ticked off a few big accomplishments in the first two months of session. Republicans quickly forged a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton on emergency health care premium aid, on tax relief and on clean energy. We also recently repealed...
March 4, 2017 - 3:31pm
March 2, 2017
Letter: Tell Goggin not to pick immigrants' pockets
To the editor: "I want to go up there and be the representative, be the public servant, be the voice for all the people of Senate District 21."...
March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 27, 2017
Schmit leads new Growth and Justice research group
Fresh off a four-year term at the Minnesota Capitol, former Sen. Matt Schmit will take the lead of a new project with advocacy and policy research group Growth and Justice. The group aims to develop policies that stimulate economic prosperity throughout the state. Schmit will work...
February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 22, 2017
Buffering back and forth: Locals react to Minn. buffer law
Minnesota's buffer law states that all "public waters" and "public drainage ditches" need to have a natural buffer separating cultivated land and the adjacent waterway or ditch by November. Last year, the Department of Natural Resources published an online map that identifies where...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Buffer statute travels downstream
Residents who lived along Lake Pepin during the 1970s and '80s might remember frequent algae blooms erupting in the water. These toxic algae...
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
February 21, 2017
Letter: Tele-town hall is form of censorship
I am sitting here Feb. 14, listening to Jason Lewis' telephone town hall, waiting for him to take my call and questions. So far, Lewis has censored the calls and only taken those that have been filtered to support his fear mongering and word salad of trickledown economics. Yes, it's...
February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 4:49pm
February 13, 2017
Letter: DeVos' confirmation is a slap in the face
To the editor: The confirmation of Betsy DeVos, who has no basic knowledge of the department which she is to run, is personal to me. If you have...
February 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 3, 2017
Letter: Democrats have abandoned their roots
The latest protests are reminiscent of the 1960s, except for the glaring fact that the '60s protests were all about being anti-establishment and anti-war. The young and idealistic protesters that populated the street marches and demonstrations are no longer with us. Via the opportunities...
February 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Citizens, start educating yourselves with two books
Never has public education been more important. From the beginning of our nation, especially through the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, we have valued an educated citizenry as essential to a democracy. When the voters do not value knowledge or carefully seek understanding, a democracy...
February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm