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World War I veteran receives Purple Heart 100 years after he earned it
History sizzles at Legends
Minnesota election judge removed after being accused of making illegal comments
Federal appeals court affirms $1.3 million in attorney fees to North Dakota after dispute with Minnesota
Three lawsuits filed against Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Midway advances to state as Region 14C champions
Erickson, Becker pitch well for Esox in playoff losses
Steady golf leads Wilcox to Men's Club Championship
Lynx star Lindsay Whalen announces retirement from the WNBA
Unopposed Fisher repeats as Women's Club champion
Phyllis Margaret Vaadeland
Evelyn Ruth Poole
Calvin K. Johnson
Baby Allana Christine Teigen
Minnesota surgery costs vary widely, report says: Identical procedures can cost one patient seven times more than others
Minnesota looking to attract 'mass timber' producers as alternative to steel for building construction
Dakota Access developer files amended complaint against Greenpeace
Farmers wonder how ag 'bailout' for farmers affected by trade war will work
Testimony time extended for Minnesota ban on fall fertilizer rule
Place a Business Announcement
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' in Detroit hospital, reports say
National poet Bao Phi performing at '2nd Sat Hap'
ART BRIEFS: Art news in the Heartland Lakes region
Raccoon Antlers finding steady work
Park Theater neon shines again
Biggest catch, so far
BIRDWISE: Nest location is important
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Summer of plenty -- for some
Minnesota DNR unveils statewide deer management plan
ABOUT FISHING: Roxanne Blanchard: Bit by the fishing bug
LETTER TO EDITOR: Edelmans reflect on Northwoods connections
ASK THE SHERIFF: How does law enforcement handle property disputes?
COMMENTARY: Fighting fires, fighting cancer
Letter to the Editor: County board knows jurisdiction/control statute
COMMENTARY: WIC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
September 6, 2017
Commentary: Move forward on Line 3 pipeline project
Last week, I and more than three dozen legislators signed a letter asking DFL Governor Mark Dayton to tell the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Public Utilities Commission to move forward with the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project. The federal government ordered the corroding...
September 6, 2017 - 10:28am
August 19, 2017
'Operation Pollinator' is good, but RDO can do more
"Operation Pollinator Wildflowers in Bloom." There's even something warlike in the name of the program "Operation Pollinator." I know that when we at Toxic Taters first heard about RDO taking on the project in 2015, our first question was "how many pollinators would die in the effort?"...
August 19, 2017 - 10:00am
August 16, 2017
Supporting a free press
In Minnesota, we understand the importance of a free press. It's hard to forget in our state — Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens...
August 16, 2017 - 10:00am
May 20, 2017
Commentary: With senior population on the rise Living at Home dedicated to mission
It is said it takes a village to raise a child. At Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area, we believe it also takes a village to help our elders maintain independence and dignity as they age. In a recent report, put out by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, statewide our...
May 20, 2017 - 10:00am
April 1, 2017
Commentary: Proposed line 3 replacement is responsible and best solution
Several portions of a March 19 commentary by Winona LaDuke require a response to provide readers with accurate information about our Line 3 Replacement Project. Unfortunately, too much information presented by others about Enbridge's pipelines is narrowly focused and lacks the context...
April 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 15, 2017
Commentary: Ready to take pants off for charity
When the subject line of an incoming email reads "Take Your Pants Off For Charity!," I'm going to open that email and see what it's all about. I mean, let's face it, if we can take our pants off in public for a good cause we should go for it. Why not bring back a sophisticated and...
February 15, 2017 - 3:19pm
September 26, 2016
Commentary: Breaking home ties
For the past month many families have been going through the awkward, painful process of sending a child off to college for the first time. Whether that child is a boy or a girl can make a big difference.
September 26, 2016 - 7:50am
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.
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.
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