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New royalty will be crowned during Donnelly Threshing Bee
New faculty welcomed to UMM
Morris FMSC packing event exceeds goal in 2016
Zebra mussels discovered in Pope County lake
Highway 59 & 28 intersection to reopen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers 1-2 at Osakis quad
Tigers overpower Twins
Gregg H. Bitter
Hazel Marion Anderson
Richard Alison DeWall, M.D.
Ronald Hawkinson, Sr
Ewald Ludwig Moerer
Talking it over
Letter: Fairboard thanks you for making 2016 Stevens County Fair a success
Letter: We need some backbone
Buddies gets building permit in 2006
Ready and waiting for students
Liliana Elena Mendoza
Lucas Palmer Broesder
Open Houses: August 13, 2016
Theodore Norval Windingstad
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
January 10, 2015
Sue's Views: Buy local message isn't just for Christmas anymore
So, the credit cards bills from the holiday shopping are starting to arrive and maybe you didn’t stick to your budget as well as you thought. Let me ask you, how much of the total bill was spent in your hometown? Yeah, I know, I’m a little late with the “Shop Local”...
January 10, 2015 - 1:17am
January 3, 2015
Capitol Chatter: New approach seen for energy policy
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House energy focus may change in 2015. Rep. Pat Garofalo, who will lead a committee dealing with job growth and energy, said that energy programs the state launched in the past few years have cost plenty of money. He has a different approach. “I...
January 3, 2015 - 5:32am
December 27, 2014
John Crabtree: Congress takes family farmers and ranchers for a ride
What does Congress have against family farmers and ranchers? The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed last week included the full version of the so-called GIPSA rider passed earlier by the House of Representatives. A rider is a legislative provision attached to a larger spending bill. There...
December 27, 2014 - 5:44am
Capitol Chatter: 2012 ag controversy continues with current committee assignments
ST. PAUL — Republicans who will control the Minnesota House next year angered Democrats by leaving a strong environmentalist off the environmental committee. House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, released a list of committee members Thursday night, and the House Environment...
December 27, 2014 - 5:42am
December 20, 2014
Echo Press: Watch out for scammers posing as tech experts
Here's a devious scam to avoid. An Alexandria woman nearly fell into a scam pushed by a caller claiming to be from "Microsoft Technologies." He told her that her computer wasn't shutting down properly and the company was receiving errors and warnings from it. It rang true with...
December 20, 2014 - 5:37am
Colleen Landkamer: Getting covered is good for rural Minnesota families
Living in a rural community shouldn't have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already making a difference in the lives of millions of rural Americans, including families right here...
December 20, 2014 - 5:33am
December 13, 2014
Lu Nelsen: Local solutions keep rural America connected
Laws in Colorado and 19 other states prevent municipalities from providing broadband internet service. In Colorado and a few other states, local citizens must pass a referendum to allow their municipality to offer internet service. On November 4, voters in seven Colorado counties...
December 13, 2014 - 5:21am
Capitol Chatter: Rural lawmakers dominate going into session
ST. PAUL — It probably is no surprise the new Minnesota House Republican leadership team is packed with rural lawmakers. After all, Republicans regained control of the House in last month's elections because of rural wins. Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt of Crown and Majority...
December 13, 2014 - 5:19am
December 8, 2014
Wyatt Fraas: Put family farmers back into Farm to School
Farm to School programs appeared in the 90s with a three-way focus: fresh, local foods in schools; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Years since have seen these programs grow to include 40,000 schools and 23 million students....
December 8, 2014 - 9:23am
November 26, 2014
Talking it over: Time for thanks, not gifts
Despite what the retail stores may be displaying, this week is a time to give thanks, not gifts. Before the Christmas season begins, we need to take a few moments, hours, or days to think about the many gifts we have already received and give thanks for them. One of the first things...
November 26, 2014 - 10:20am
November 22, 2014
Caroline Little: Millennials rely on newspaper media to be engaged and informed
It has become a never-ending quest to define millennials. Those between the age of 18 and 34 are often portrayed as a self-absorbed, narcissistic generation obsessed with technology. They are a group more likely to check their Twitter or Instagram apps than keep up with world events....
November 22, 2014 - 5:34am
Rob Schwarzwalder: We deserve better than a stupid government
MIT's Dr. Jonathan Gruber, touted as an architect of the Affordable Care Act (the ACA, or Obamacare), has referred to the "stupidity" of the American people as necessary to pass the ACA. "Lack of transparency," he has said, "was a huge political advantage." Well, there you have it:...
November 22, 2014 - 5:32am
Lee Hamilton: What makes a strong lobbyist?
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington. Just before they left town this summer, members...
November 22, 2014 - 5:30am
November 15, 2014
Johnathan Hladik: Civic duty requires more
Democracy is key to the American experience. You have the right to vote, and most of you exercise that right. This gives us equal say when choosing the persons to best represent our interests. For many of us, voting is more than a right. It’s a duty. And after weeks (or was...
November 15, 2014 - 5:34am
November 1, 2014
Capitol Chatter: As Minnesota election nears, that word must be mentioned
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans may not want to hear the word, but it needs to be said: recount. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said that his office is ready to count ballots a second time if needed, as has been the case in recent Supreme Court justice, U.S. Senate and governor races....
November 1, 2014 - 5:58am