Opinion

A long winter like the one we’re having is hard emotionally on our pets. We don’t take our dogs for walks as often they need to go.  If you place a fish bowl in  front of the window, there’s a chance the water will get so cold it will kill that purple betta inside.   But I found the last couple of...
Joel Alan Greenwaldt, 59, passed away February 28, 2019 at his home in the Philippines after a short battle with cancer. Joel was born January 15, 1960 in Minneapolis. After leaving school he joined the Army. Joel loved to travel and experience nature and different cultures. Most of all, he loved...
From the Minnesota Nurses Association   Minnesota nurses are expressing concerns about Minnesota’s 2019 Adverse Event report. In addition to a reporting process that relies solely on facilities self-reporting and conducting their own, internal investigations, the annual report does not include all...
Disgusted by dog abuse What’s being done in your community to arrest the immoral little b______s in your community that beat, then shot, killed and finally threw an innocent dog in the river. Then posted their ‘accomplishment’ on Facebook. How sick. What kind of children are you raising in your...
LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, Minnesota’s infrastructure union of more than 12,000 skilled construction and blue collar Laborers, announced its support for Governor Tim Walz’ Budget for One Minnesota.  “Minnesota’s crumbling infrastructure is putting our safety at risk. Governor Walz’ budget...
Who Does Something Like This??   Last Tuesday calls started coming in to the newspaper office about an incident they had seen on Facebook - a video post showing the inhumane treatment of someone’s pet - a dog - with a collar and on a leash. Individuals were shown  and kicking the dog, supposedly...
Deer hunters and anybody else concerned about wildlife in Minnesota received troubling recently. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Crow Wing County. The test result marked the first time in Minnesota the fatal neurological disease...
AgriGrowth and our members want to thank Governor Walz for addressing two critical business concerns for our Minnesota farmers and food producers, Section 179 expensing for business and farm equipment and the buffer strip tax credit.  Allowing Minnesota farmers and businesses to finally conform...
I went to the speech tournament at Staples-Motley High School Feb. 9, the first one I had attended since graduating from my alma mater in 1981. What a fun, inspiring day! During the few hours I was there, I heard a variety of speeches delivered by talented young people from across the area (of...
One of the more striking political developments of the last few years has been the partisan sorting of American voters. It used to be that both the Republican and Democratic parties covered some ideological ground. Now, it’s so habitual for conservatives to make their home in the GOP and liberals...

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