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Osage artist shares talent with local kids
Hubbard County Law Enforcement Incidents
County board split on supporting roundabout
Storm damage assessment presented to county board
Minnesota's largest rodeo ready to buck in Park Rapids
Vaudrin competes in javelin, sprints for Dragons
Pre-registration open for Firecracker 5K race
Sebeka shuts out Legion
Hanson named Female Athlete of Year at Concordia-St. Paul
Park Rapids 18U softball team shuts down Waubun
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Dale E. Warble
Paul Albert Grams
James Merril Steinke
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
USO-style show to salute area veterans
Nemeth Art Center symposium explores colonialism
'Circle of Heat' rocking next 2nd Street Stage
Professional African drum and dance show on June 21
Boyd Sharp teaching abstract art workshop for kids
Best and busy summer weeks ahead In the Park Rapids area
Three sharpies who knew when and how to fish
Kittilson passionate about maintaining natural shorelines
Crow Wing River ATV crossing awarded Ecofootprint Grant
Letter to the editor: Thank you to the Greenwood Cemetery crew
Letter to the editor: Witness to stranger's act of kindness
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
Letter to the editor: Tails on the Trail support appreciated
Guest Editorial: Health care debate affects all of us
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
March 24, 2016
Commentary: Robotic companionship
It may sound like a good idea, but I still don’t like it. They’ve created a robot by the name of Nadine that scientists hope may some day be used as a potential assistant or care provider for the elderly. Nadia Thalmann is a visiting professor and director of Singapore’s Nanyang...
March 24, 2016 - 10:54am
March 21, 2016
Commentary: Brazil has more to worry about than the Rio Olympics and Zika
Brazil may be concerned about the run-up to hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it has far more pressing issues to deal with. Last week more than a million Brazilians joined anti-government rallies across the country, challenging impeachment for embattled president...
March 21, 2016 - 2:04pm
March 13, 2016
Commentary: Breaking bread in Washington
Many so-called experts have offered their theories on why the Republicans and Democrats in congress never agree on anything and nothing gets done. The whole gridlock problem is not only frustrating and disgusting ─ it has shaped the entire presidential campaign with candidates promising...
March 13, 2016 - 1:48pm
March 10, 2016
Commentary: Why the U.S. should care about a potential Brexit
In recent weeks the notion of Britain leaving the European Union (EU) has been getting some media attention. The so called ‘Brexit’ is no doubt a monumental issue facing Europe as a whole. However, the potential impact a Brexit could entail for the U.S. largely goes unnoticed....
March 10, 2016 - 11:16am
March 7, 2016
Commentary: Smile and live longer
Would you like to live longer? There might be a simple way to make it happen. But first, a little background. A 2011 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that unhappy older people died at nearly twice the rate in the next five years than happy...
March 7, 2016 - 3:41pm
January 17, 2016
Commentary: Recognizing the threat worldwide
Jake Pfeifer discussed the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) world assessment in his Jan. 9 editorial. His article identifies locations around the globe where the United States faces Tier I (high) threats in the coming year. While awareness of worldwide threats is useful in being...
January 17, 2016 - 9:52am
January 14, 2016
Commentary: Celebrity adoptions, winning the lottery
Before you check out your groceries, you have to pass a rack featuring celebrity magazines with headlines about the Hollywood lifestyle: cheating, betrayal, split ups, multiple marriages, tax problems, financial problems, legal problems, drugs, alcohol and too-fast cars. The image...
January 14, 2016 - 8:02am
January 6, 2016
Commentary: 2015-16 reflections and predictions
Time is a rocket ship and 12 months can flash by faster than the speed of light. So here we are at the beginning of 2016 already, and it’s time again for the end of the year reflections and fearless predictions for the year. Heroes of the year: For the 13th consecutive year,...
January 6, 2016 - 11:10am
December 23, 2015
A Christmas response to evil and terror
In his Dec. 9 commentary, Lynn Hummel poses the question: “are people basically good or evil?” The bulk of his discussion was a list of recent terror and murder incidents. I believe his article was designed to address the fear, anger and frustration that grips America, fear brought...
December 23, 2015 - 8:28am
Community gets behind a couple good causes
Park Rapids has a reputation as being a very giving community with very active churches, service organizations and other groups continually contributing to various causes. Donations are always going somewhere to help someone, all for the betterment of the Park Rapids area. From...
December 23, 2015 - 8:26am
December 13, 2015
Commentary: Is Venezuela next on Obama’s checklist?
In the past couple of years it has become apparent that President Obama’s administration has sought to repair broken ties with countries around the world. Cuba and Iran are two prominent examples. With the recent elections in Venezuela, it’s not all that outlandish to assume that...
December 13, 2015 - 9:30am
December 9, 2015
Commentary: Good vs. Evil - Who’s winning?
Are you getting to be afraid to read the paper or watch the evening news? Does it seem to you that evil is gripping the world? The question might be asked, as it has been for centuries, are people basically good or basically evil? There is certainly strong evidence that man is...
December 9, 2015 - 9:28am
December 5, 2015
Who wields the power in the U.S. oil industry
By JAKE PFIEFER Forum News Service This past week, and the one upcoming, negotiators from over 190 countries will have gathered in Paris for the 21st conference on climate change led by the United Nations. The conference will particularly put the spotlight on the U.S., India, and...
December 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
December 3, 2015
Mail route leads to changing names
When I married Beverly Butler (now Eartha ─ same wife) there were thousands of Butler grain bins and steel buildings all over North Dakota. I assumed Beverly’s family was the grain bin and steel building family and I was marrying into a very sweet future. Visions of sugar plums...
December 3, 2015 - 9:16am
November 29, 2015
Commentary: Always on my mind
I am writing today about mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation, practiced by paying close attention to what is happening in your present moment, and observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judging them good or bad. Let me confess (as you would quickly...
November 29, 2015 - 10:08am