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More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Hancock '97 team champions
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
Former Minnesota legislative leaders together again, this time as university regents
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Reserves put the time in for championship
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Cougars' season comes to a close in semifinals
MBA Bantams head to regionals
Marlyn G. Alfson
Letter to the editor: Violence still impacts relationships
Letter to the editor: Backer must continue to support buffers
Editor's column: St. Mary's kids give a big thank you
Hancock Record Editorial
Letter to the editor
National FFA Week 2017
2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Report
Minnesota Century Farm applications now being accepted
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
May 23, 2015
Linda Meschke: Value of buffers not measured in bushels
Ever since Governor Dayton announced his buffer initiative there have been many conversations about it from the fence line to the state Capitol. Regardless of which side of the issue your opinion lies, the value of buffers is not measured by bushels. Buffers can be highly productive...
May 23, 2015 - 5:26am
May 22, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Let's make sure all kids have the mental health care they need
We all want kids to grow up healthy and strong. From scrapes and bruises to ear infections and strep throat, we want to make sure that when the need arises, our children receive the right care at the right time. Mental health is no different. During Mental Health Awareness Month...
May 22, 2015 - 3:25pm
May 16, 2015
Johnathan Hladik: Giving landowners the power
High-voltage transmission lines are needed to meet evolving energy needs. Engineers estimate that seven billion dollars of investment is required to properly maintain and update the electric grid. But building lines isn't easy. Developers will need to acquire thousands of acres...
May 16, 2015 - 5:26am
April 25, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's Disease
Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer's disease. It's a wrenching experience — watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer's has come to be known as the "long goodbye,"...
April 25, 2015 - 5:04am
April 18, 2015
Deborah Lawrence: Personal power stations in your garage
The electricity grid is an aging beast, but not so old that it's frozen in time. The grid as we know it typically operates by tapping several different power sources and by keeping some back-up on the side just in case. Oddly enough, it runs with virtually zero storage capacity,...
April 18, 2015 - 5:58am
Rep. Joe Atkins: The state found your lost wallet, but we aren't going to tell you
When I got the list of my constituents with unclaimed property being held by the state of Minnesota two months ago, I was astonished at the amount — a staggering $7 million in lost funds belonged to families from my House district of 39,500 people. I naturally assumed the people...
April 18, 2015 - 5:02am
April 11, 2015
Will Phillips: Telecom deregulation is bad news for landline users
A bill being seriously considered by lawmakers in St. Paul would remove regulatory protections for customers of landline telephone service, jeopardizing access to reliable and affordable phone service for the millions of Minnesotans who still rely on it. The bill (SF 736/HF 1066),...
April 11, 2015 - 4:48am
April 4, 2015
Dan Mohlin: Disability services across the state in critical need of funding
It frustrates and angers me that in all this recent state budget talk, Gov. Dayton has not once mentioned anything about righting the horrible wrong of under funding services for people with disabilities. Specifically I am speaking about adults and children with various disabilities...
April 4, 2015 - 4:01am
April 3, 2015
Rep. Jeff Backer: Investing in Minnesota's roads and bridges
As I travel around the district and speak with residents, I have heard a strong message — Minnesotans want to see improvements to the state's...
April 3, 2015 - 4:03pm
March 21, 2015
Debra Crusoe and Colleen Landkamer: Without trade promotion authority, Congress is holding back rural communities
Thanks to past trade agreements that have lowered barriers, aggressive monitoring and enforcement, and targeted promotion programs to help get our products on the shelves in foreign markets, the past six years have been the strongest in history for U.S. trade. America's farmers...
March 21, 2015 - 5:27am
Rep. Paul Marquart: Railroad companies need to pay to ensure safe communities
As the oil boom continues in North Dakota, more and more oil from the Bakken makes its way through our backyard as it is shipped to the eastern and southern US. This boom creates a danger for communities — including Morris — along the oil train lines. Oil trains traveling...
March 21, 2015 - 5:26am
March 14, 2015
Traci Bruckner: Senate bill to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies
In February Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced legislation to cap federal crop insurance premium subsidies at $50,000. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the cap would save roughly $2.2 billion over 10 years. On average, federal crop insurance...
March 14, 2015 - 5:06am
March 7, 2015
Brian Depew: Rural America is really complicated
There are two closely held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980's farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the New York Times, fueled by demographics that show...
March 7, 2015 - 5:37am
February 28, 2015
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religion
There has been much discussion and considerable criticism of President Obama's decision not to call ISIS an Islamic terrorist organization. President Obama's position could be stated thus: Islam is a religion, and as such, it would never sanction the atrocities that ISIS members are...
February 28, 2015 - 5:07am
Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith: Border-to-border high-speed Internet is necessary
In 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act, which provided assistance to rural communities that lacked access to electrical lighting — replacing kerosene and wood stoves with alternating currents and wires. The Rural Utilities Administration would...
February 28, 2015 - 5:06am