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Honor the Earth powwow Saturday
Student stands for her beliefs by sitting for the Pledge
Agronomy plant clears zoning hurdle
Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading before data breach made public
Murder-suicide raises questions about elder abuse
HCA ends Menahga's historic season in state consolation semifinals
Olson competes in four indoor meets for UND
Vaudrin, Clements compete for Dragons
Carlson helps Duluth tie for third at NSIC Indoor Championships
Minneota holds off late Menahga rally for 74-69 win in state quarterfinals
Patrick James Donahue
Sharon Jane Bean
Harold "Dutch" Richard Schubert
PUC approves Line 3 environmental study: Final decision on need, route expected in June
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Business items now paid content, giving contributors more control
Top 10 reasons to be sweet on Minnesota's Small Businesses
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Energetic woodwind quintet performing March 15
Historical re-enactor brings 'Prohibition in Minnesota' to library
Metallica announces concert dates in region in September
Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning
World-traveling musician performing at Park Rapids Library
New northern pike regulations for fishing opener
Weekend Adventures: Recharging the internal battery
About Fishing: Today's depth sounders features and functions at a glance
Growing Together: Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
See Sirius, brightest and most 'colorful' star in the sky
Opinion: Consider joining Park Rapids Rotary
Guest Editorial: Public is best served by full menu of news
Capitol Chatter: Service animal owners want protection against fakes
Letter to Editor: Climate change denier Steve Green must go
Letter to Editor: Green, Utke blocking clean water efforts
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
August 31, 2017
Commentary: Your driver's license photo
You have to do this every four years. If you want to keep your driver's license, every four years on your birthday you need to go in to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver's license. It's no big deal, you just show up to prove you're still alive, pay $25.25, they...
August 31, 2017 - 10:23am
August 23, 2017
Commentary: Save those encyclopedias
I'm reading a book where the author remembers that, back in his father's day, every family had a pair of binoculars and a set of encyclopedias and no one used either. That grabbed my attention. It probably would not surprise you that I'm of his father's generation, and yes, we do...
August 23, 2017 - 8:42am
July 22, 2017
Moses: Ten more Commandments
Many dramatic things have happened that were never recorded.History is, at best, an incomplete story. We can only guess at what has been left out. Even the Bible does not tell the whole story. "There are many other things that Jesus did. If they were all written down one by one, I...
July 22, 2017 - 11:14am
July 12, 2017
Commentary: We threw our toaster out
We had this beautiful white toaster that did everything a toaster should do. It had all the bells, dials and buttons. It popped the toast up at just the right time and it was always perfect. Life was good. Then one day it just stopped working. That was it — kaput. I thought...
July 12, 2017 - 4:18pm
July 1, 2017
Commentary: Yearly reminder why I hate firecrackers
I am sitting here reading double full page ads for firecrackers and an eight page fireworks ad insert. I am reading labels like "Master Blaster," "Five Inch Super Shells," "Dakota Dynamite," "Dakota Nightmare," "Dominator," "Cruze Missiles," and "Memory Surprise," and while I am reading...
July 1, 2017 - 12:39pm
June 28, 2017
Commentary: Can a woman do anything a man can do?
Pamela Lewis, who lived in New York City and has taught high school and middle school French for 30 years, has just been named America's Greatest Thinker. You may have read about this. The Cultural Center of New York Mills, Minnesota has sponsored the Great American Think-Off for...
June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 21, 2017
Commentary: Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
There are many wonders in this great land ─ including the Grand Canyon of Arizona (averages 10 miles across and one mile deep) and Mount Denali (McKinley), 20,308 feet high in Alaska ─ but sometimes the most awesome wonders are the simplest.
June 21, 2017 - 9:33am
June 15, 2017
Commentary: The new fellowship
Depending on what you do on the morning of the first day or seventh day of the week, you might consider this a crisis. According to census figures, approximately 40 percent of Americans consider themselves church members. In Canada, the figure is 20 percent and in Europe, it's 8 percent...
June 15, 2017 - 11:19am
June 7, 2017
Commentary: Some assembly required
I had a choice and I didn't choose the easy way out. And, as we all know, there are consequences for the choices we make. When our old gas grill burned out and went to the heap where all burnt out grills go, we went in search of a new cooking appliance.
June 7, 2017 - 2:54pm
May 27, 2017
Commentary: Never be fooled or lied to
There is an expression that originated in Italy several centuries ago that goes "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Having been fooled a time or two, or three, I couldn't pass up the little book I saw in a bookstore lately with the catchy title, You Can Read...
May 27, 2017 - 8:52am
May 25, 2017
Commentary: Everybody needs a bud
We've all had the same experience — a lawn mower engine that won't start. You pull the cord 50 times and sometimes it fires, but it never starts. But before you get the 50 pulls, the starter cord breaks and then you have two problems. There are physical and emotional effects...
May 25, 2017 - 10:02am
May 17, 2017
Commentary: Graduation message for the first half of the class
(Note: The article below was first published for the graduating class of 2004. One mother wrote and told me she had it blown up to poster size and put it on the wall where her graduate and his friends couldn't miss it. Others have suggested I repeat the article. Here it is.)
May 17, 2017 - 1:54pm
April 30, 2017
My mother told me many times that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was ("the smartest people do the dumbest things") but I never paid attention. As the years passed, her message has often proved to be true — including last week. Last Friday, I was on my computer digging out...
April 30, 2017 - 9:43am
April 12, 2017
Commentary: More Norwegian sweaters leads to happiness
The United Nations has just issued a report naming Norway the happiest country in the world — for now. A year ago, Denmark was in first place. The United States dropped from 13th place to 14th. First, we'll review the facts, then a bit of analysis is in order.
April 12, 2017 - 9:33am
March 25, 2017
Commentary: Learn to live wisely at School of Life
I just learned there is a school in London called the School of Life. It was founded in 2008 by a philosopher named Alain de Botton as an educational company focused on how to live wisely and well. It has branches in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo,...
March 25, 2017 - 12:52pm