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Give blood this week

January 12, 2016 The American Red Cross is putting out the call for blood donors this week. This is an especially difficult time of year for the Red Cross blood bank. more »»

Meat Industry - 9, Consumers - 0

January 12, 2016 To the editor: The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” just released by U.S. more »»

REAL ID reprieve

January 11, 2016 The federal government has issued Minnesota a reprieve on the issue of REAL I. more »»

Kerry crazy to suggest visa waiver for Iran

January 10, 2016 Members of Congress were right to tighten visa requirements for citizens of 38 countries who formerly did not have to possess the documents to travel to the United States. more »»

UN has no credibility left to lose

January 10, 2016 Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 9, 2016 Thin ice It has to be frustrating for ice fishermen to have to wait and wait for area lakes to freeze hard enough to make it safe to venture out. more »»

Obama’s selective tears

January 9, 2016 To the editor: I believe it is important that we allow tears to be shed in an emotional response over lives of Americans lost without attributing a motive that really cannot be proven. more »»

Step up attacks on sex trafficking

January 8, 2016 Area law enforcement, county attorneys and victims services workers held a press conference this week to talk about a very important issue, the problem of sex trafficking in the area, especially the... more »»

Nuclear threat growing

January 7, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned last week. more »»

Despoiling planet affects those on it

January 7, 2016 To the editor: The world’s a “mullin mallin!” as the Finns would say (Total Mess)— so it has always been, but now too many Homo sapiens are despoiling the planet. more »»

Obama rushes in while Congress sits by

January 6, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Time ticking away for special session

January 5, 2016 Gov. Mark Dayton wants an answer by the end of the week from legislative leaders on a special session. Legislative leaders are not so sure they can get the necessary work done in time to have one. more »»

State of the Union

January 4, 2016 A “non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»

Another year, a bigger debt

January 3, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

He doesn’t agree, but keeps on reading

January 3, 2016 To the editor: I have been a subscriber to your newspaper for many years. I read your editorial column almost every day. And almost all of the time I do not agree with what is written. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 2, 2016 White new year THUMBS UP: Whew, we were beginning to wonder when the snow was going to arrive. more »»

Post Office goes above and beyond

January 2, 2016 To the editor: I received a surprise phone call a little after 3 the afternoon of Christmas Ev. more »»

New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2016 To the editor: Must we really resolve to improve our diets or exercise routines in the New Year, in order to increase longevity or improve quality of life? Unfortunately, gun violence and traffic... more »»

Live to see the New Year

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»

Is this any way to treat a local hero?

December 31, 2015 To the editor: In a few days it will be Jan. 9, 2016. Seventy-one years ago, on this date, it was 1945. World War II in Europe would end in four months. more »»

 
 
 

 

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