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Crow Wing County Board: Vets memorial an 'eyesore,' officials say
Pine River American Legion to host Memorial Day services
Smithsonian exhibit on Native American veterans opens in Mille Lacs
Military art project honors Marine Corps
Memorial Day weekend boasts summer weather, gas prices
Lightning strike down rival Fort Ripley
PR-B's Wosmek wins Park Region hurdles titles
Golf Results - May 25, 2018
Tigers roll past Menahga 11-3
Racing: Street Car Showdown Memorial Day weekend at BIR
Vernon Wayne Warner
Donald R. Albrecht
Ronald J. Wonders
Puttin' on The Mitts: Mystery ingredients? Challenge accepted
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
Making the healthy choice the easy choice: Cuyuna Range Farmers Market
3 Things for Better Health - May 21
The Longest Day: Recognizing beginning stages of Dementia
Grim's Tales: Give time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
Letter to the editor: Park issue sheds light on communication gap
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Day of Caring students
Cheesehead Chatter: Take pride in what you have
As I See It: 'A hundred million miracles'
letters to the editor
Births - May 20, 2018
Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Raymond and Margie Richards
May 17, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Norway Independence Day is a day of importance
"A toooussin Svedes run tru da veeds - a shasd by vun Norveegen" was a common comment around our quite Norwegian household. It was even more...
May 17, 2018 - 8:30am
April 12, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: We've had puh-lenty of Pawlenty
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently announced his candidacy for governor again. He was our governor for eight years, ending just eight years ago. He was a very negative governor then, and there is no reason to believe he'll be any better now. Pawlenty made a feeble attempt at the presidency...
April 12, 2018 - 12:30pm
March 1, 2018
How long will it last this time?
Florida teens are trying hard to get our gun laws changed in the aftermath of the terrible school shooting last week. Is it just a question again of how long it will last? Or is this the time such effort will last and bring about meaningful change? We have had all too many incidents...
March 1, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: The race is on - again
Politics has strange timetables. The best-laid plans of mice and men. Early last week Rick Nolan was working his way toward re-election for one last term as our U.S. Congressional District 8 representative. He had selected his campaign manager and most of his campaign staff, accumulated...
February 17, 2018 - 5:30am
February 2, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Continued devastation
The Trump train keeps rolling along, bringing far more damage than improvement. This column is mostly a review of Trump's inaugural speech from January 2017. On Tuesday, we were all "blessed" with Trump's version of the "greatness" of his record, how "great we all have it now" and...
February 2, 2018 - 6:30am
January 19, 2018
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
As the new year begins, I'm tired of writing about the latest escapades of our President Trump, and you're probably tired of my writing about the lies or outrageous, inappropriate and downright hurtful statements from Mr. Trump. But this past week, he did it again. He has made this...
January 19, 2018 - 8:30am
December 26, 2017
From the Left Hand Corner: The first year of Trump: Lies, lies and more lies
Before I begin on the intended subject, let me take a line or two to express almost complete agreement with the Abler column of last week. I never thought I would see the day. With all our divergent pathways in getting to where we are; and with tolerance for other faiths, and their...
December 26, 2017 - 8:30am
November 23, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Thanksgiving Day is every day
As I sit in my comfortable rocker with my first cup of coffee, I think of a concluding quote from a layperson's sermon a few years ago. As she...
November 23, 2017 - 6:30am
November 11, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: There is good government all around us
There is good government all around us. We are surrounded with good government, no matter how much we complain about it. I believe that our best present-day governmental units are local, starting at the township level and continuing with our city council and school board levels. We...
November 11, 2017 - 8:30am
October 28, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Give 'MEA' misnomer a proper burial
Again this year, the biggest newspaper in the state published - and headlined several times - last weekend as "MEA weekend." Radio and television did the same. That has been going on for almost 20 years all across the state. It should and could stop anytime soon. The proper name in...
October 28, 2017 - 8:30am
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