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City approves water treatment plant contract, if state funding comes through
Highway 59, Highway 28 intersection closes Aug. 1
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
Local FFA leaders attend summer conferences
Morris City Manager recognized by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Errors costly in postseason opener for Morris VFW
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Fern Haley Rasmussen
Marion I. DeWall
Bennett "Buck" Columbus Schaffer
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
Open Houses: July 23, 2016
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
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
December 1, 2012
"All of the above" fails on every level
President Barack Obama spent much of the campaign touting his "all of the above" energy strategy -- a proposal which, to hear him explain it, will reduce America's reliance on foreign oil, save families and businesses money at the pump and position the United States as the global...
December 1, 2012 - 6:13am
October 6, 2012
Local commentary: Redefining marriage an abuse of the estate of marriage
As the November elections approach, voters across the state are being bombarded by campaign ads urging you to vote for this or that person for a particular office. You are also being called upon to vote on an amendment that the state is considering - and that is what I would have...
October 6, 2012 - 5:00am
September 24, 2012
Staying safe at harvest
ST. PAUL -- Harvest season is a culmination of more than a year of planning, hard work and patience. It's an exciting time for farmers, but it also can be a dangerous time. We in Minnesota received a tragic reminder of that danger recently when a worker died in a grain entrapment...
September 24, 2012 - 2:57pm
April 7, 2012
Legislative Updates: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen and Rep. Torrey Westrom
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen: Voter ID on ballot in November The Senate passed the final Voter ID bill on Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 35-29....
April 7, 2012 - 5:00am
March 10, 2012
Local commentary: A talent for misleading
Seeing an article in the Feb. 25 Sun Tribune, "Author, theologian to speak about sexuality and Christianity," I wondered what would be presented at the Senior Center in Morris and UMM last Thursday and Friday, and to what end. A speaker whose credentials were listed and whose talents...
March 10, 2012 - 5:00am
February 4, 2012
Morris City Manager's Blog: Pay attention, the Legislature is in session
The 2012 Legislature is now in session, and despite the recent discussions about a Vikings stadium, there is a lot more at stake. I'm particularly concerned about the continued battle between the Democrats and Republicans and what now appears to be an effort to use constitutional...
February 4, 2012 - 5:00am
November 3, 2011
Preserving the Integrity of the Legacy Amendment
In 2008, Minnesota's voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Constitutional Amendment also known as the Legacy Amendment. I was in the legislature and witnessed the debate as the amendment progressed through the legislative process and passed with significant support. Many...
November 3, 2011 - 12:32pm
July 1, 2011
Commentary: It's Independence Day 2011 - thanks to the troops
By Martin C. Boire When we all go out and celebrate our liberty this Independence Day, let's each take note that it's the troops who gained that liberty for us in the American Revolution and it's the troops who protect it for us today.
July 1, 2011 - 5:26pm
June 24, 2011
Local Commentary: Gov. Dayton needs to stick to pledge made as candidate Dayton
By Bill Ingebrigtsen I ran for the Minnesota Senate on the message of making government run better, controlling spending and improving our business climate through regulatory reform. While we did accomplish some important reforms on the path to achieving these goals, we still have...
June 24, 2011 - 5:30pm
April 22, 2011
Commentary: A Year after Arizona's Debacle, Congress Considers a Better Immigration Law
By Mike Honda and Karen Narasaki Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's signature authorized SB 1070 a year ago, imposing a set of harsh immigration enforcement laws that purportedly sought to reduce the state's undocumented immigrant population through officially sanctioned racial profiling. Rather...
April 22, 2011 - 6:21pm
April 9, 2011
Delivering for America ... Six Days a Week
You may not realize how much small towns and rural areas depend on the mail until someone puts it like this: "Folks who die after midnight on a Friday could be buried before their relatives read about the death in my Monday edition." That's what the editor of a small-town newspaper...
April 9, 2011 - 12:45am
March 11, 2011
Local Commentary: Addressing the needs of Baby Boomers reaching 65th birthdays
By Mary Beth Kehrwald This year marks the 65th birthday of the first wave of Baby Boomers. As Boomers reach what has traditionally been "retirement" age, we need to consider how our communities will handle our shifting demographic and needs of older adults. In Stevens County, this...
March 11, 2011 - 6:02pm
February 25, 2011
Commentary: My favorite Republican
There's been a good deal happening lately needing immediate attention, but it's not too late to recognize the 50th anniversary of one of our great presidential speeches--Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address. The only part of it much remembered is his admonition to avoid "unwarranted...
February 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
January 21, 2011
Academic Excellence Matters to Minnesota
By Robert H. Bruininks It happens all the time: I mention the caliber of students we admit to the campuses of the University of Minnesota these days, and someone says, "Gee, Bob--you and I couldn't even get in now, could we?" Sometimes the question is asked in amazement at how...
January 21, 2011 - 5:46pm
January 7, 2011
Local Commentary: Stalking: Know it, name it, stop it
By Erin Koehntop Stalking is a serious crime that affects more than 3.4 billion people over the age of 18 in the United States in a given year. In our highly technological world, electronic devices are increasingly used to perpetuate stalking. This can include text messaging, social...
January 7, 2011 - 6:54pm