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Hubbard County addresses recycling quotes
Volunteers needed for Community Christmas Dinner
Santa and Mrs. Claus share magic of Christmas
Minnesota lawmakers vow action on rising insulin costs
No complaints found in files of officers involved in fatal central Minnesota shooting
Strong start, finish lead Gobblers past Panthers
Panthers continue to compete despite 0-10 start
Panthers win eight events at Fergus Falls Invitational
Hendrickson keys Braves' 71-19 victory
Three Panthers win titles at Crookston Invitational
Charles A. Clark
Austin David Bacon
Mark Milton Randall
Libuse "Libby" Tweedale
Minnesota lawmakers vow action on rising insulin costs
Detroit Lakes apparel firm puts shoplifters to work
Stauber’s first act: clear path for PolyMet
The last Christmas: Central Minnesota tree farm to close, neighbor faces uncertain future
Operation Round Up distributes $30,000
Place a Business Announcement
Fargo store sells winning lottery ticket — $25,000 a year for life
Guys from Minnesota’s lake country create popular YouTube channel just being themselves
HOOKED ON BOOKS: Trouble with magic school: You hate to graduate
Classic tale of treasure to be told
Classic Chorale concert will include living nativity
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
LEPS & ODES: Butterflies have 'dynamic' population fluctuations
BIRDWISE: Birds may be scarce, but birding is 'in'
Mountain lion found dead near Nimrod in north-central Minnesota
Largest jack pine in U.S. confirmed in Voyageurs Park
EDITORIAL: David can beat Goliath in retail
KLOBUCHAR COMMENTARY: Developing a more effective flu vaccine is critical
Bursack: Sibling caregiver criticism ramps up over holiday visits
OPINION: Victim-blaming rape culture normalizes abuse
COMMENTARY: Thank you for voter participation
What you need in your winter survival kit
Recipes: Back to school
September 23, 2017
August in Minnesota: What I learned across the state
Every August, when Congress takes its annual break from legislating, I get the opportunity to come home for several weeks and really hear what's...
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
September 6, 2017
COLA Column: DNR AIS advisory committee key stakeholder in AIS prevention
The statewide fight to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to Minnesota lakes is taking place at many levels. The Minnesota DNR is the leader, but many other organizations are partners. The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC), county governments,...
September 6, 2017 - 11:13am
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