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Prep Volleyball: Updated postseason pairings
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UMM defeats CSS for first time since 2008 (with video)
David O. Johnson
Robert "Punk" DeGier
James M. Burnett
Gary Eugene Ritzschke
Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
April 26, 2014
Talking It Over: In times of change
HANCOCK – For most of us it is difficult to accept change. Especially changes that affect your life or lifestyle. Sure there are those regular changes that are pretty easy to take such as a change of clothes, the change of weather, changing your mind, changing the sheets or even...
April 26, 2014 - 5:15am
Michael Haynes: Working together will help build a bigger, better, bolder community
MORRIS – Teamwork, teamwork, and more teamwork. Individuals (and groups) working together as a team can make positive changes in Stevens County’s future, our future. An alarm bell is sounding right now. It began ringing some time in the distant past. Very softly at first,...
April 26, 2014 - 5:13am
April 12, 2014
Down on the Farm: Goodbye - and Hello!
After filing about 760 consecutive weekly columns, it is necessary for me to take a hiatus – not because I am tired, or have run out of wind. No, I am off on a new venture which requires me to suspend the column for a time. In 2011, I was granted a two-year Bush Fellowship to...
April 12, 2014 - 1:17am
March 22, 2014
Talking it Over: Precious furniture
There is a piece of furniture in my home that holds a dear place in my heart. It is not an expensive piece or even something of extreme beauty. Instead it is something that was built with care, determination and a lot of education. The piece is a gun cabinet that my son built...
March 22, 2014 - 5:22am
March 15, 2014
Sue's Views: All you have to do is ask
MORRIS - Every March for the past 12 years, I have traveled to Washington, D.C. to talk to members of the Minnesota congressional delegation, and really anyone who will listen, about the importance of agriculture research. The Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association...
March 15, 2014 - 5:30am
Talking it Over: On being a caregiver
When I was young, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. I would tell my siblings and friends that I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. As I got older, that dream changed a bit as I realized that I probably didn’t have what it takes to be a doctor or any other part of the medical profession. The...
February 15, 2014 - 5:21am
February 8, 2014
Literature in a Hurry: The death of print is exaggerated
MORRIS – During Tuesday’s Stevens County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners passed a boiler-plate resolution developed by the Association of Minnesota Counties in favor of two bills introduced during the legislative session last spring. These bills would allow local...
February 8, 2014 - 5:30am
February 1, 2014
Sue's Views: Local caucuses coming Tuesday
MORRIS – What are you doing Tuesday night? I honestly and sincerely hope that you are planning to attend your precinct caucus. Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by the political parties to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2014 elections and to construct...
February 1, 2014 - 5:42am
Rep. Jay McNamar: Heating assistance available for Minnesota families
None of us here in West Central Minnesota need to be reminded that it’s been cold outside. This winter has brought our part of the state especially cold temperatures that have lasted for extended periods of time. The thermometer outside my window in Elbow Lake reads -19° F as I’m...
February 1, 2014 - 5:27am
January 25, 2014
Down on the Farm: At the Zoo
The Reid Park Zoo in downtown Tucson celebrated the birth of a baby tapir a couple of weeks ago. The tapir is an endangered and bizarre creature from South America. It looks like a pig with an elephant’s trunk, but it is related more to rhinos and horses than pigs. It uses its mini...
January 25, 2014 - 6:11am
January 24, 2014
Talking It Over: Reasons to keep your resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are being made and broken quite regularly at this time of year. Those who make a resolution have good intentions at the time, but sometimes lack the resolve to stick to them. Maybe, when we make a resolution, we need to look deep and find out why we really...
January 24, 2014 - 4:16pm
January 17, 2014
LeAnn Bjerken: A Christmas Goodbye
CHENEY, Wash. – As writers, we often find ourselves caught up in events and experiences. We can look up from a good book or an hour of writing...
January 17, 2014 - 3:40pm
Sue's Views: Time to contact the EPA is now
MORRIS – More than once I’ve used this space to encourage you to write to your representative and senator on any number of issues. Well, today I’ll be beating that drum again, only this time I’d like to encourage you to write to the Environmental Protection Agency to let...
January 17, 2014 - 3:36pm
January 3, 2014
Talking It Over: Riding on the waves of life
I sometimes think that life is like an ocean. There are ebbs and crests, whirlpools and eddies, calm water and stormy seas. We start out in life fairly calm, just like resting on a quiet beach. Life can continue to be calm until suddenly we are faced with a challenging storm that...
January 3, 2014 - 4:01pm
December 20, 2013
Thomas Hiatt: Reflections on Lisa Daleo
When word came of Lisa Daleo's shocking death, those of us who loved her let out a communal howl of “why?” We wailed and sobbed ourselves...
December 20, 2013 - 2:05pm