Opinion

If giant hillbillies arm wrestling at various venues throughout the southern United States isn’t entertainment, I don’t know what is. Wait, check that; that’s not entertainment, it’s just sad. I wish I were making up the fact that there’s a show on cable and satellite television called “Game of Arms.” This reality show follows groups [...]

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With election season upon us, and the candidate filing period underway, we feel it is a good time to let our local candidates and our readers know how we plan to handle this season’s election coverage. ECM Publishers Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections from start to finish is important. [...]

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“Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a genetic disorder and [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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To the editor: As a client of Riverwood Centers, I am devastated by its closure.  The absence of the services I was receiving has created a huge void in my life and my ability to manage the symptoms of my mental illness. I watch as my peers struggle — one to the point of attempting [...]

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From the North Branch Police Department— The community is encouraged to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of 911 dispatchers during their special week. In the early 1990s, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) received a proclamation to designate the second full week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. All police, fire and [...]

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