Opinion

The most recent farm bill establishes a roadmap for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Congress was right to loosen the restriction on growing this crop, a non-psychoactive relative of marijuana. Each state now has the opportunity to establish a regulatory framework under which industrial hemp may...
Excessive punishment   Forty years ago, classmates and I were the first kids to play baseball in the new Converse Park. I have since coached little league baseball there. I helped to fix up the playground and to put in the park benches. A month ago, without much forethought, I moved the security...
Start-ups and small companies are crucial to the success of our nation.  When they thrive, America thrives. Most of us know this instinctively, and we’ve just kicked off a week that makes it official.  During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), awards will be given, high achievers honored, and...
We see and hear the headlines every day: the places we love, in Minnesota and around are world, are facing ever greater environmental challenges. We can choose to address them or not, but we can’t wish them away.  I’m thinking about this as I reflect on the budget negotiations happening at our...
It all started a few years ago when Duluth native Peggy Heistad Huri’s mother received a seemingly innocent phone call asking questions about her family and retirement plan. After gaining her trust, the caller eventually convinced her to max out multiple credit cards, wire money from nearby banks,...
Crow Wing Power election   Recently Crow Wing Power’s President argued that he and other board members and staff “deserved” nearly half a million dollars in personal payment for their work.  To quote a Clint Eastwood movie line, “deserve’s got nothing to do with it”.  Crow Wing Power (CWP) is a non...
Although we’re far outside the normal time when deer hunters are obsessed with the state’s favorite big game animal, these are far from normal times.  The reason some are preoccupied with whitetails right now is the recent revelation that more deer—more widely dispersed deer—have been found...
National debt still rising   I long for the good old days when at least one of our major political parties stood for fiscal responsibility. While my fellow Republicans are congratulating themselves on the state of our economy, there are two points I would like to make: One the current recovery was...
Minnesota’s dairy industry is facing a dire crisis. From collapsing barns, to trade restrictions, dairy farmers haven’t been able to catch a break, and it’s costing them their farms. Last year alone Minnesota lost over 10 percent of its dairy farms and stands to continue that trend without...
Am I protected?  CDC considers you protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing at least one of the following: • You received two doses of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a(n) —  -school-aged child (grades K-12) -adult who will be in a setting that poses a high...

Pages

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
E Mail: info@staplesworld.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed