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Election 2016: Local candidates can file for office starting Aug. 2
Nisswa: City adopts rules regulating temporary signs
New Bohemian Art Gallery presents EXPOSED
Golf Leagues-July 28, 2016
Walleyedan looks to future in lakes area
Pequot Lakes 10U softball takes first and second place
Broncos take third place
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan's famed trout factory
Ralph V. Lewis, Sr.
George "Buck" W. Abbott III
Fern Haley Rasmussen
John Franklin Stockard
Local resources available for families and businesses to support breastfeeding
'The House' an exhibit by Carolyn Abbott to open at Crossings Art Gallery
The 21st annual Northwoods Art and Book Festival
When Doves Cry, a party for Prince Rogers Nelson
Calendar of Events-July 28, 2016
MMBA Home Show
The Last Windrow: "You mean that we aren't going to have a parade?"
As I see it: Top 10 questions for presidential debates
Bruer's Blog: Seven things you need to know about being a pastor's kid
Letters to the Editor: Layman would not be career politician
Letters to the Editor: Thanks to our supporters
letters to the editor
90th Birthday: Dot (Dorothy) Berg Jones
50th Wedding Anniversary: Michael and Carol Smith
80th Birthday: Ronald (Buzzy) Schmolke Sr.
40th Wedding Anniversary: Lynn and Pam Radunz
July 14, 2016
Bye family farm recognized as Century Farm
"We spend about the first half of our lifetime getting away from where we grew up and the second half crawling back to where we started," Don...
July 14, 2016 - 9:07am
July 6, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: The case for opioids
Recently, media and experts have expressed great concern over the high usage of opioids as pain killers for seniors. The alarm has been rung because some expert and not-so-expert poll takers, study makers, insurance statisticians and medical writers have all concluded that a third...
July 6, 2016 - 2:03pm
June 29, 2016
Letter to the editor: Truth about Hillary
Don Bye does not disappoint in showing us he is from the (far) left hand corner as he easily brushes off the major flaws of Hillary. Of course the truth is Hillary: • Is the first person running for president that is part of an ongoing criminal investigation. • Lied about her...
opinion/letters to the editor
June 29, 2016 - 10:57am
June 22, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Sensible side of presidential choice in 2016
We are down to two choices for president of our United States in November 2016 (unless some miraculous Republican event occurs). Republicans have apparently selected Donald Trump and Democrats have seemingly settled on Hillary Clinton. While we'll certainly hear it all over again...
June 22, 2016 - 2:21pm
May 25, 2016
Lefthand Corner: Veterans deserve recognition for their service to America
Monday is Memorial Day. We tend to say it's that time of the year again; but, it is, and it should be a lot more than that. Sure, this is the week or weekend that we buy the poppies from the Legion Auxiliary sellers. Many will watch and applaud veterans marching in parades and may...
May 25, 2016 - 11:17am
May 11, 2016
It's time for legislators to come to their senses
I usually try not to write about things I don't know anything about. But, this week's column is about stuff I don't know much about. I don't know much of anything about music, other than that I like listening to slow instrumentals. My music participation began and ended with my mother...
May 11, 2016 - 10:20am
April 29, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Facts, factoids and fictions
A fact is an actual thing. It is an object that can be seen and heard and felt and usually can be measured. An event that actually occurred is fact. An action that was actually accomplished is fact. Fact can usually be verified in our present world. Fact is elusive. In the legal trial...
April 29, 2016 - 11:13am
April 13, 2016
What if only women could vote?
Some say this is the year for radical change. We have contending candidates running for the presidency of our country, proposing and promising radical change. One would wall off Mexico, and send Mexico the bill. Another makes a proposal (and promise) so radical that every other developed...
April 13, 2016 - 2:41pm
March 31, 2016
Today's Republican dilemma
The National Republican Party is in a state of disarray over the present status of its process to determine who will be the Republican standard bearer in November. Responsible lifelong Republicans fear for the very life of their party in the future. They do so with good reason. That...
March 31, 2016 - 10:30am
March 17, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: What's next on caucus/conventions vs. primary elections?
Every few years, attempts are made to change our party selection process in Minnesota from the caucus/convention system we have to a primary system we discarded because it was deemed unsatisfactory back in the 1950s. The arguments bounce back and forth depending upon who and how many...
March 17, 2016 - 11:15am
March 4, 2016
Gas prices: coincidence or collusion?
Our local gas prices just jumped 50 cents over the last week or so with no discernable cause. You don't know and I don't know whether it will jump back up over $2 a gallon, sit still or drop lower in the coming weeks, months or years. What happened to competition? In our " old days,"...
March 4, 2016 - 10:30am
February 19, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: It's time to help the poorest among us
In 2015, a few caring Republican and DFL legislators co-sponsored a bill to minimally raise payments under the existing Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) by $100 a month for the 28,000 covered Minnesota families. Before we get too caught up in the big issues down to the trivial...
February 19, 2016 - 9:46am
January 10, 2016
Changes in personal perspectives
As I continue to enter or crawl into the techie age, I try to read incoming emails a bit more regularly. One from yesterday caused pause, humorous reaction and this reflection. The email advises us of advanced years that we seniors, oldsters, old duffers or whatever are none other...
January 10, 2016 - 8:00am
December 24, 2015
From the Lefthand Corner: It's Christmas: Be understanding of others' beliefs
Thursday eve and Friday are the most important days of the year to a great many of us in the lake country who are of Christian faith. It is a celebration and commemoration that has repeated itself for over 2,000 years. Let us observe it, celebrate it and enjoy it. Let us also remember,...
December 24, 2015 - 11:12am
November 25, 2015
From the Left Hand Corner: Let's let them in
Very likely, about this time this Thursday, we will be sitting at a table very full. We will be very fortunately full of good food. We also will be full of a very long list to be thankful for. Many of us more fortunate ones will have close family right there to be thankful for,...
November 25, 2015 - 8:55am