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Minnesota fat: State tops list among highest percentage of overweight cats, dogs, report says
1 dead after shooting in northwest Minnesota
GUMC to host annual rummage sale
Mayor's Notebook: Events, resolutions important to Crosslake
Fifty Lakes: Council vacates Northland Drive right of way
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
Sergent, Rudbeck coach in All-Star Game
Will this be the year the Wolves match the hype?
15 Minnesotans selected in NHL draft
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
Gary Keith Erickson
James Howard McCalvy
'Legally Blonde The Musical' cast announced
Cass County Fair to feature new attractions - June 29-July 2 in Pine River
PR-B Family Center: Make a difference; donate to food shelf
Kinship Partners: PR-B fifth-grader seeks male mentor
Card games: June 25, 2017
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
The Last Windrow: 'Walking the fields' built character
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
The Cracker Barrel: 'On Being Human'
From the Lefthand Corner: Poorest Minnesotans get even poorer
letters to the editor
Births-June 15, 2017
Births-June 8, 2017
Bob and Phyllis Jones
Births: May 17, 2017
June 24, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Poorest Minnesotans get even poorer
This is a column I hate to write. It will likely be somewhat boring and quite repetitious. I believe I wrote on the same subject a couple of years ago, if not before that. Still, nothing has actually occurred to alleviate the dire circumstance. Forget "Minnesota Nice." Once again...
June 24, 2017 - 7:30am
June 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Time of Trump: Chapter 2
Don Bye says Trump has done nothing! In four months Trump has addressed the following issues: • Unemployment - 4.4 percent, lowest since 2007. • Reinvestment - Softbank, $50B; EXXON, $20B; Hyundai, $3.1B; Apple, $1B; Chrysler, $1B; GM, $1B; Bayer AG, $1B; Toyota, $600M; LG, $250M....
opinion/letters to the editor
June 2, 2017 - 8:30am
May 11, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Time of Trump: Chapter 1
I don't know who came up with "the first 100 days" of a presidency, nor why it is deemed of such importance. I guess FDR came sailing in in early 1933 with a lot of dramatic and drastic changes that the populace of the time direly needed and much appreciated, except those he tread...
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am
April 30, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: A little bit of time
We gave just a little bit of time. I joined eight or nine other parishioners at our Lutheran church in town. It was the designated day for cleaning...
April 30, 2017 - 3:30am
April 3, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: The Humpty Dumptys had a great fall
We've had a few months to reflect and wonder how our country could ever come to such a combination of apathy and stupidity, even for one day, to elect Donald Trump as our president. A side effect and consequence of that day of infamy was to re-elevate the already too high status of...
April 3, 2017 - 6:15am
March 20, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Health care assurance, not health care insurance
It's health care assurance that we need in this country, not health care insurance. What our society needs is the assurance of good health care for everyone, affordable and accessible for all. What our society does not need is the wasteful practice of pouring huge amounts of our government...
March 20, 2017 - 6:15am
March 4, 2017
From the Left Hand Corner: Kindness is contagious
Many acts of kindness generate acts of kindness in return. Our society could use a lot more kindness than is showing today. Some might say that there is more kindness in our society than ever; but whatever is correct in that regard, we could certainly use a lot more.
March 4, 2017 - 7:57pm
February 2, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: We are all Africans
Whenever people in your midst get uppity about their own heritage, or continue our lessening but still existent discriminatory actions and attitudes toward black folks, remind them that by long heredity we are all Africans - including them. The current issue of Discover magazine contains...
February 2, 2017 - 10:33pm
January 22, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: The silent treatment
We consider a silent treatment quite negatively, whether it is as a punishment in prison, in a family grouping or in a close, personal relationship. Some of us, however, endure a sort of silent treatment all the time. It is far more unintentional than deliberate. We are fortunate...
January 22, 2017 - 10:09pm
December 26, 2016
From The Left Hand Corner: The joy of Christmas
I hope these last few days before Christmas will be more about awaiting and celebrating the birth of Christ, and less about running around from store to store and digitalizing the countryside in a mad scramble to finish up Xmas shopping. We make our annual objection to the commercialization...
December 26, 2016 - 8:17pm
December 13, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Our globe is getting warmer
Hello out there. This is another insignificant cry from our wilderness, our ever lessening wild, as our Minnesota is passing steadily from rural to urban. Our Earth is getting warmer. The ones who know the most about our warming are warning that it is dangerously so, that with our...
December 13, 2016 - 4:40pm
November 24, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Thank you, God, for everything
As I sit in my comfortable rocker recliner this snowy Friday, I think of a concluding quote from a layperson"s sermon a few years ago. As she said, I can truly say, "Thank you, God, for everything." This is an easy Thanksgiving column to write because I have so much to be thankful...
November 24, 2016 - 8:40am
October 30, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Hopeful for a sea of C's
I'm ever hopeful of a government that is caring, constructive and compassionate. I wish George Bush could have fulfilled his self-label of "compassionate conservative." I want a foremost objective of government to be acknowledgment that we are our brothers/sisters' keepers. Another...
October 30, 2016 - 10:27am
October 16, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It has finally come to this
We are finally reaching the end of the long and arduous "race" to the U.S. presidency in 2016. I hope we don't have another delayed determination as in 2000, and that the decision will be finalized on Nov. 8 so we can still have a true and thankful Thanksgiving, and a time for joyous...
October 16, 2016 - 9:24am
October 4, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It's another week of Trump vs. Clinton
There will be just a few more hectic weeks before America selects its president for the next four years. It has already been a long, grueling, testing and strange process. By the time this column comes out, the much ballyhooed first debate between the contestants will have been held....
October 4, 2016 - 8:11am