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Police Blotter - Feb. 17, 2018
KAXE fundraiser set at Roundhouse
Expect a snowy Sunday; forecast calls for 4-6 inches in lakes area
New House candidates emerge at DFL caucus
Drug agents arrest 4 in Crosby bust
Dance: Revolution performs year-end show
Boys basketball: JV Patriots win one of two
College track and field: Lane named athlete of the week
6th-grade Patriot girls 3rd in Park Rapids
Alpine Skiing: Mount Ski Gull places 15 on the podium
Margaret Mary Baxter
Margaret Mary Baxter
Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Sporer
Lorayne B. Roden
Card games: Feb. 17, 2018
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
What I missed during sex education - and you probably did too
Puttin' on The Mitts: Chinese-inspired dishes for the Year of the Dog
Volunteers make charity happen
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
Vogt's Notes: Don't care about politics? Attend a precinct caucus anyway
From the Lefthand Corner: The race is on - again
Letter to the editor: Thanks for supporting Timber Bay
Letter to the editor: Say no to opioids and dreamers
letters to the editor
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
February 17, 2018
Platform is focus of GOP caucus-goers - Attendance down at Crow Wing, Cass locations
Low turnout stifled morale at some Republican caucus locations throughout Crow Wing and Cass counties Tuesday, Feb. 6, but others reported a...
22 hours 3 min ago
February 8, 2018
As I See It: The state of the union is ... sad
Have you ever gone on a family outing and had a teenager who decided he didn't want to go? And after being told he had to go anyway and that was the end of it, his petty, petulant attitude and behavior pretty much ruined what could have been and should have been an enjoyable time...
February 8, 2018 - 7:30am
February 7, 2018
Analysis: Democrats' Trumpphobia continues to energize Minnesota base
ST. PAUL — It is dangerous to draw too many conclusions from precinct caucuses, especially from non-binding straw polls conducted there, but...
February 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
DFL precinct caucus results in straw poll winner in gubernatorial race
Minnesotans follow a cardinal rule: "Never, ever, take the last one" of anything—ever. That rule was shattered Tuesday at the Brainerd...
February 7, 2018 - 4:00am
January 26, 2018
As I See It: Destroying the status quo
One of the adages associated with the total quality management programs was, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." Kind of catchy, but the longer you think about it, the more you realize how much truth there is in that statement. If you...
January 26, 2018 - 7:30am
January 24, 2018
The Flu Bug - Don't touch porn stars, celebrities or politicians
Where have people's hands been? When you shake hands with someone at church, the grocery store or a restaurant what kind of germs are they carrying? I once shook hands with Hillary Clinton and my wife told me to immediately go and wash my hands. She reminded me that her hands had...
January 24, 2018 - 1:30pm
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
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
Recently I heard the "initial cost" of Trump's wall of racism at $18 billion. Cost of "maintenance forever" isn't mentioned! What we could do with $18 billion for education, peace, food stamps, healthcare! It won't cost Little Big Man $18 billion; it likely won't cost him a cent,...
January 19, 2018 - 7:30am
January 18, 2018
Letter to the editor: 'Fire and Fury' tells inside story of Oval Office in chaos
"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by author Michael Wolff, was the topic for discussion on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" at 6 a.m. Jan. 4. The copy I ordered arrived Thursday, Jan. 11. The author's notes reflect what he learned from his 18 months of fly-on-the-wall status, beginning...
January 18, 2018 - 7:30am
November 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: Trump will end
Donald Trump installed former military man Michael Flynn to our highest, most trusted position in terms of national security. President Obama had done the right thing in getting rid of Flynn (in 2014?) and in warning Trump when he was handed the reins to beware of Flynn; Flynn was...
November 30, 2017 - 7:30am
November 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
Mr. Trump, you're right. Let's delay discussions about reducing frequent mass shootings unique to the United States and killing of 26 in Texas; it's too early after this white (probably Christian) terrorism. But can we start discussions now about violence and guns after Sandy Hook,...
November 17, 2017 - 7:30am
November 4, 2017
As I See It: On the sidelines
Who would have predicted that the activities on the sidelines before National Football League games would gain as much or more attention than...
November 4, 2017 - 8:30am
October 12, 2017
Letter to the editor: Trapping Republicans
Many people are now saying that Putin's Russia is close to releasing blackmail material they have on Mr. Trump. They say Putin helped get Trump into office in exchange for Trump relieving congressional sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. But Congress passed a resolution, almost unanimously,...
October 12, 2017 - 6:30am
September 11, 2017
Minnesota joins other states in lawsuit to keep childhood immigrant program
ST. PAUL—Minnesota and other states on Monday filed suit against the federal government, claiming the proposed end of the DACA program that...
September 11, 2017 - 5:58pm
September 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Election meddling by Democrats
Mr. Olson recently referenced an article regarding President Nixon. I encourage all people to read the article so you can get the rest of the story. According to the article, President Johnson was pushing to end the Vietnam War to help Humphrey win the presidency. The South Vietnamese...
September 1, 2017 - 7:30am