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Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Police Blotter - Nov. 17, 2018
Nisswa gains viewers' choice for Minnesota's best small town
Crash on Highway 6 injures both drivers
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
October 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Early settlers had to be tough
My wife and I just returned from a short camping trip to Winnipeg. We've camped at Birds Hill many times and always find interesting things to...
October 7, 2018 - 10:00am
October 6, 2018
Bormett's Vignette: Nomad no more, I've landed in the lakes area
My name may not be recognizable to anyone yet, but soon I hope my byline will become just as familiar as the others. I'm Erin Bormett, and I'm...
October 6, 2018 - 10:00am
October 5, 2018
As I See It: He said; she said
Once I got to be a supervisor in the Air Force, I reluctantly became very familiar with these situations. Whether they involved he said-she said, or he said-he said, or she said-she said, it was virtually impossible to discover the truth unless there were reliable disinterested witnesses....
October 5, 2018 - 7:30am
September 30, 2018
Commentary: Maybe growing old isn't what I used to think it was
When I was a young kid, my grandma Edith would take us to town. I would ride in the back seat on the blue velvety cloth seats of her sedan, my...
September 30, 2018 - 9:49am
From the Lefthand Corner: It's better to be good than great
It is "gooder" to have and be happy with all that we have than to ever be striving for some unrealistic and unachievable state of "greatness" built on greed. I'd rather have in Echoland, our state and nation a society that is satisfied with being good to self and others and that is...
September 30, 2018 - 9:30am
Commentary: Making the best of cold, cruddy weather
FORT FRANCES, Ont.—Spend enough time outdoors, and you're going to get bit by bad weather eventually; it's pretty much unavoidable. Such...
September 30, 2018 - 9:03am
The Cracker Barrel: Every family for itself?
"For most of the year my daughter was four we lived in Spain, in the warm southern province of the Canary Islands. I struggled with dinner at midnight and the subjunctive tense, but my only genuine culture shock reverberated from this earthquake of a fact: people there like kids....
September 30, 2018 - 5:30am
September 29, 2018
The Last Windrow: Have you noticed the shrinking phenomenon?
On a recent fishing trip our daughter bought a candy bar from a gas station along the way. It was her treat to us. The candy was one of those...
September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 28, 2018
Grim's Tales: IRS phone calls are all scams
I received a phone call last week from someone claiming to be with the IRS, threatening me with prison time if I didn't settle my debt with them...
September 28, 2018 - 11:00am
September 23, 2018
As I See It: Why study history?
That's a really significant question for this day and age. I read a couple of statistics a bit ago that left my head spinning. Forty percent of our youth (sorry, can't narrow that down any further) do not believe that American Indians existed. More and more people - for political...
September 23, 2018 - 7:30am
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
As August drew to a close, I realized something—I never planned an intentional new experience for myself. At the risk of sounding annoying,...
September 23, 2018 - 7:00am
September 22, 2018
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Let me get right to the point. We love receiving your letters to the editor, all the time. We do have guidelines, including word limits. For...
September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 21, 2018
Slow down to give and receive kindness
Are you on the treadmill? Do you wake up each day knowing there are more things to be done than could actually be accomplished? Does it feel...
September 21, 2018 - 8:06am
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
The farm house phone rang seven long rings. It was the emergency call set up by the local phone company. Anyone on the line was expected to pick...
September 21, 2018 - 7:30am
September 17, 2018
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
The red-faced rooster pheasant took flight from the standing cornfield and headed out over the flooded cattails. It was a cold South Dakota morning...
September 17, 2018 - 11:00am