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CLC travel study information meeting set Oct. 23
Police Blotter - Oct. 19, 2017
CSAH 13 public information meeting set Oct. 24
Handmade Halloween get-ups: ‘Duct Tape and glue sticks, the holy grail of crafting’
A wedding, a runaway dog: Our beloved Charlie's improbable journey home
Patriot youth participate in 'Bobber Bowl'
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Vikings' Anthony Barr: 'By no means was I trying to take out Aaron Rodgers'
PL 8th-graders first in S-M
PL 7th-graders first at Mid-State
Esther Villeneuve Lemire
Lisa Marie Wall
Robert Lawrence Maples
Eagle View donates to Kinship Partners
Calendar of events: Oct. 19, 2017
Geritol Frolics kick off 14th year Oct. 19
Everett Smithson Band to play Thursday in Crosslake
Reminders: Oct. 19, 2017
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
Cheesehead Chatter: Take those small steps to reach your goals
Last Windrow: A special trek into the woods
Ride home opens door to life-changing kindness
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
October 14, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Walz makes strong move in quest to be governor
Most of you in the Northland probably don't know Tim Walz. The only reason that I do a little bit is that, as a longtime partisan hack or activist (or if you want to speak flattery, "elder statesman") back in the summer of 2000 or 2004, I happened to sit next to Walz during a several...
October 14, 2017 - 7:30am
September 18, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Government is as good as we make it
We as a society like to waste a lot of time complaining about our government. Overall, our multi-tiered government (with notable exception) is pretty good. It has been quite stable over almost two and a half centuries. We have had a quiet, free and safe environment over the years....
September 18, 2017 - 7:30am
From the Lefthand Corner: Trump's downward slide
The Minneapolis Trib had a lead guest editorial a couple weeks ago on, what else? President Trump. It was entitled, "My president? Yes. My leader? No." It was about the first six months of the Trump presidency. What else?
August 18, 2017 - 5:30am
August 6, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Foxconn: Another corporate con
President Trump, Gov. Walker and others of their ilk are making a big deal over Foxconn coming to Wisconsin to manufacture electronic equipment. Some of us see the "big deal" another way. For some of us who like comparing Minnesota favorably with Wisconsin whenever we can, this looks...
August 6, 2017 - 4:00am
July 22, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: How secure is Social Security?
Whenever I encounter anyone of my elder age grouping, single or a group, once we get past the weather and grandkids and the horrible political climate, and ask what is of most important concern to them, No. 1 is their present and future health care, and No. 2 is Social Security, or...
July 22, 2017 - 6:30am
July 8, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Gerrymandering must be curtailed
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to decide whether the U.S. Constitution limits how far lawmakers can go to redraw voting districts to favor one political party over another in a case that could have huge consequences for American elections. The justices will take up Wisconsin's...
July 8, 2017 - 6:30am
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....
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