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WLSSD recognized for wastewater permit compliance
County honors public service
Student leaders earns chancellor's recognition
Board adds ATV route
Douglas county divorces
What to do if you get 'caught' up in the fun
Veterans find peace, healing in Boundary Waters
Porcupine and squirrel damage on trees
Golf course reopens in Poplar
Walker announces nearly 21K-acre preservation initiative in Sawyer County
Working through worry brings solace
Use tax rebate to combat cuts
Look back to move ahead
Regulations serve public interest
New EPA rule bans science
Duluth's sillier side showing this summer
4-H offers camps for local youth
Memorial Day ceremonies
Remembering the fallen, allies on Memorial Day
Superior Singers perform 'Beatles Forever'
Local film returns for festival
Acts set for Minnesota State Fair’s biggest free stage
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
SHS performs 'The Sound of Music'
Walt & Grace Smestad
Richard & Linda Taber
Clarence & Alice Mattson Sr
John Ahlberg Myers
Helen Susan Maul
Julie Marie Laberdie
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May 11, 2018
Sam Cook column: No rest for life in canoe country
ELY — The two painted turtles were sunning atop a bald rock that had been jutting out of Little Gabbro Lake for about 10,000 years. Except...
May 11, 2018 - 6:00am
March 30, 2018
Direct primary care: The doctor will see you now
Americans across the country have discovered the Affordable Care Act isn't affordable.
March 30, 2018 - 8:32am
March 11, 2018
New Johns Lake produces yet another trophy muskie
BISMARCK — Whether the behemoth muskie Ryan Getz of Bismarck caught while ice fishing on New Johns Lake in Burleigh County is a new state...
March 11, 2018 - 7:15am
March 9, 2018
Hope for future needs investment
It's one of the best feelings in the world. There's nothing quite like holding your newborn grandchild in your arms for the first time. Looking into that young face, knowing you are going to do everything you can to make sure that child grows up as happy and healthy as possible....
March 9, 2018 - 8:38am
Let the sunshine in!
In my career as a journalist, I have encountered many public officials who respect government openness and transparency. There was the state records custodian who turned over dozens of her boss's embarrassing emails after telling him that keeping them secret would violate the law....
March 9, 2018 - 8:31am
March 6, 2018
Can schools discipline student protestors?
Students around the country are turning the Feb. 14 heartbreaking school shooting in Parkland, Florida, into an inspiring and exemplary push for legislative change. In the last few days, many people have asked whether schools can discipline students for speaking out. The short answer?...
March 6, 2018 - 8:00am
What to look for in a politician
Have you already made up your mind about how you're going to vote — at least by party — in this year's important elections? I hope not. Because to serve our nation well at this troubled time in its political history, you should be looking for certain qualities in the...
March 6, 2018 - 7:58am
March 2, 2018
Let's listen to our students leaders
When most of us harken back to our days spent in school, we recall a time when life was a little simpler. I remember the joy that learning brought to me, and the teachers and peers who had such a profound influence on my life. But thinking back has brought many of us, myself included,...
March 2, 2018 - 8:05am
February 27, 2018
It's time for a station wagon rebound
It's not your grandfather's station wagon, but maybe it should be. The hubby had some work done on his truck last week. The dealership loaned us a car for the three-hour interim. It was a small, SUV crossover. The make and model are incidental; crossovers are like tuna casseroles...
February 27, 2018 - 8:06am
February 23, 2018
Winter Olympics, big thrills and big air
The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ends Feb. 25. Sigh. It's been a good (sleigh) ride. If you're like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time. Let's start with...
February 23, 2018 - 7:49am
February 22, 2018
We must admit it: This is who we are
On the way to work last week, two days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., I listened to a newscast in which a sobbing father lamented...
February 22, 2018 - 7:59pm
February 20, 2018
Legislators: Give Superior permission to grow
There's a bill moving through the Senate right now — SB727 — that would allow the city of Superior to create a local exposition district to spur economic growth, retain and grow the area's workforce and improve the quality of life for all of us in northwest Wisconsin....
February 20, 2018 - 7:54am
Economy a challenge for most of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's economy is recovering in some factors, but in general, the measures are split and the divide between the economy of booming counties and struggling counties continues to grow. What does that mean and how can we fix it? That just means that the state of Wisconsin needs...
February 20, 2018 - 7:52am
February 16, 2018
Northern Wisconsin descends on Madison
Lucky. That's what I told one of my colleagues earlier this year when he asked me how I felt about making the long trip back and forth to Madison almost every week. I said I felt lucky to represent such great people from such a great part of the state. At the time, I was pretty sure...
February 16, 2018 - 8:18am
Citizens have a right to electronic records
Computers have made examining government records easier than ever. The smallest townships across Wisconsin post the meeting agendas and minutes online. And websites for government agencies at all levels contain an enormous amount of other information. Electronic records are also...
February 16, 2018 - 8:14am