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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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
Commentary: Don't forget about Pakistan
While much of the world was focused on the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, a visit to the United States by General Raheel Sharif of Pakistan had largely gone under the radar. This makes the second high-ranking official to visit Washington in the past month as Pakistan Prime...
November 29, 2015 - 10:06am
November 25, 2015
My family finds much to be thankful for this year and every year
It’s good to be thankful every day, not just on turkey day. That’s an easy thing to say as we’re all caught up in running our lives, trying not to let our lives run us. First and foremost, I am thankful for health and happiness blessing our little family. I’m thankful my...
November 25, 2015 - 9:26am
November 23, 2015
Denying refugees is against Western values
The terrorist attack on Nov. 13 in Paris has brought on a flood of emotion for the people in Europe. In the United States, it brought back memories of the 9/11 attacks. However, if we look back on the Western response to the 9/11 attacks and what we are dealing with now in Iraq and...
November 23, 2015 - 9:27am