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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
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
July 25, 2016
Commentary: Adults playing video games
Long ago I admitted to being behind the curve in technology and a general stick-in-the-mud about some of the crazy stuff whirling around me. My recent views on why in the world NASA is trying to develop a strain of potatoes that would grow on Mars is an example. Well, here’s another....
July 25, 2016 - 8:50am
July 17, 2016
Toxic Taters calls on RDO to show true support to local children
Potato giant RD Offutt Company (RDO) announced its plans to sell French fries at this year’s Hubbard County Fair and donate the proceeds to the 4-H again this year. Last year, the multi-million dollar corporation raised over $2,000 from fair-goers through this fundraising effort....
July 17, 2016 - 10:32am
July 11, 2016
Commentary: Where our freedom really comes from
The July 6 editorial on Independence by Forum News Service, while praising the principles of the American political experiment, left the readers with a huge misconception of the true nature of American freedom. First, The Forum implied that the American experiment was not based in...
July 11, 2016 - 10:08am
June 5, 2016
Commentary: People possess ability to maintain under stress
Several years ago, I was gifted a very fun stress ball. It was filled with a glittery liquid and sea creatures, was soft and rubbery to the touch and difficult to put down. No matter how hard it was manipulated, pulled apart, pushed in, squished and stretched to the extreme, it always...
June 5, 2016 - 8:53am
May 22, 2016
Commentary: Answer to Progressive Democrat letter to the editor
Lee Purrier challenged letter writers from the far conservative right wing of the Republican Party to provide an easy-to-follow path to Conservative approaches for critical issues. He pointed out that if you wanted to know what a Progressive Democrat believes you could watch Robert...
May 22, 2016 - 9:55am
May 21, 2016
Commentary: Miss those summer days so long ago
I hate to be the "When I was a kid" guy, but here I go. When I was a kid… we played outside all summer with little supervision, made our own fun and we ran in neighborhood packs. Driving around towns these days I don’t see the same activity I recall as a kid. The days of vacant...
May 21, 2016 - 10:00am
May 17, 2016
Commentary: Child sexual abuse must not be silenced
Child sexual abuse is an often taboo subject that is difficult to talk about. Like all forms of sexual victimization, child sexual abuse is often hidden, can cause shame, self-blame and mostly happens by someone well known to the child. When a child is abused by a caregiver, lines...
May 17, 2016 - 2:08pm
May 11, 2016
Commentary: Will we need seatbelts?
Can you imagine how you will feel just before your first parachute jump from 5,000 feet when your plan is to free fall the first 1,000 feet before you open your chute? That’s exactly how I’ll feel the first time I get into my new self-driving car that has no steering wheel and...
May 11, 2016 - 3:59pm
May 8, 2016
Commentary: Remember sanctions on Russia? Europe hopes not
It seems like an awful long time ago that one of the most prominent threats most Europeans feared was an increasingly aggressive Russia and an unstable Ukraine. To be fair, the concern of terrorist attacks, as well as the refugee crisis was well underway before the turmoil on its...
May 8, 2016 - 8:28am
May 7, 2016
Commentary: Response to Tuesday’s fire impressive
In one way or another I have been a part of this community my entire life. I was born here, I grew up here and I am very fond of this place and the people in it and I am certain there are others that feel the same as me. I know the destruction of fire; I have experienced first-hand...
May 7, 2016 - 6:02pm
April 25, 2016
Commentary: Input encouraged at public meetings on proposed pipeline projects
We encourage your participation in the Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 Replacement Projects’ series of public scoping meetings hosted by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Commerce. Beginning April 25 and continuing through May 11, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC)...
April 25, 2016 - 9:47am
April 11, 2016
Menopause is like adolescence, but less fun
I'm entering a second childhood. That's not nearly as delightful as that might sound. I am discovering that menopause is actually a lot like adolescence -- minus the fun. Each stage of life is marked by major hormonal shifts, which cause skin problems, hair growth and cognitive changes....
April 11, 2016 - 1:23am
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