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Anonymous threat against SHS traced to Arizona
Blaze damages Superior garage, vehicle
Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for the Northland
How big was Billy Graham? In 1987, 70,000 people showed up over three days to see him in Fargo
Authorities: Missing woman may be in Northland
Tigers' Kirkpatrick wins opener at state
Flaherty wins twice at state wrestling tournament
Superior's Stariha verbally commits to Binghamton
Spartans win in double OT
2018 Winter Olympics: U.S. men's curlers beat Canada again, will play for gold medal
Legislators: Give Superior permission to grow
Economy a challenge for most of Wisconsin
Editorial: Public notices are printed publicly for good reasons
Labor picks local candidates
Northern Wisconsin descends on Madison
Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers for a day
Critter Harbor holds fundraiser at VIP
Library reconstruction bumpy but worthwhile journey
Kintop, Mogensen chosen as Youth Optimists
UWS performance shows 'Children of the Holocaust'
Frolic to relieve cabin fever
NFL Draft to air on FOX, reports say
'Hamilton' kicks off season at the Orpheum in Minneapolis
UWS musical performances on tap next week
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January 16, 2018
How Wisconsin changed and what to do about it
As I retire after almost 25 years as president of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, I reflected on how Wisconsin government and politics has changed over the decades. Perhaps most significant is the increasingly partisan and polarized nature of dialogue and decision-making...
January 16, 2018 - 8:15am
January 12, 2018
Reflections of a football aficionado
Football is a big deal at my house. I live with a bunch of guys who love the game. My daughter married a guy who loves the game. It only makes sense I'd be pulled into the gridiron mix. As such, I've contemplated certain intricacies about the game. Not the rules or playing strategies...
January 12, 2018 - 9:37am
Appeal to the Heartland
I'm from the Heartland, from the lakes and woods of Minnesota. I lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin for almost all of the first half century of my life, and I turn to you who make your lives working hard in the woodlands and farmlands, and towns big and small, and ask you, for gosh-sakes,...
January 12, 2018 - 9:04am
January 9, 2018
Taking stock as we head into new year
This may seem odd, but as I look ahead to a year we know will be momentous, what I feel most strongly is gratitude.
January 9, 2018 - 7:59am
January 5, 2018
Nostalgic for TV shows past
I grew up in the era of classic, they-don't-make-them-like-that-anymore television shows. Of course, this is my opinion. But who can argue with the iconic status of "The Brady Bunch," "Little House on the Prairie," "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island?" (The...
January 5, 2018 - 8:38am
Those tax-and-spend Republicans trample democracy
OK the Republicans got their tax plunder law. They win; we lose. Some 83 percent of the money benefits will go to the top 10 percent of wealthy Americans. A last-minute add-in will mostly benefit Trump and other wealthy real estate developers and investors — buck-naked corruption....
January 5, 2018 - 8:26am
January 2, 2018
Climate scare must be debunked for coal to recover
It is very appropriate that President Donald Trump virtually ignored climate change in his National Security Strategy. Recent climate change has been unremarkable and clearly does not constitute a national security threat in comparison with concerns such as terrorism and inadequate...
January 2, 2018 - 8:05am
Momentum for talks with North Korea?
Possibly, just possibly, a new momentum for direct U.S.-North Korea discussions is developing. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson provided some of it when, in a talk at the Atlantic Council on Dec. 12, he proposed for the first time talks without preconditions. It is a significant...
January 2, 2018 - 7:54am
What to look for in 2018
This was an interesting year that just passed, wasn't it? And here's the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing. Let's start with some good news. The economy had a good year in 2017, seeing overall growth, subdued inflation, progress on wages and even some signs that economic...
January 2, 2018 - 7:53am
December 29, 2017
Rebuilding a Jim Crow nation
Dred Scott lives! With the Supreme Court's declaration that President Trump's third version of a Muslim travel ban is enforceable, even as legal challenges against it proceed, the court and the country reopen the racism that permeates American history. "The question is simply this:...
December 29, 2017 - 7:46am
December 26, 2017
Send thoughts, prayers or just fix it?
December 26, 2017 - 8:37am
Net neutrality is modern-day salt
It comes as a surprise. Net neutrality is a keystone issue in the movement of movements. It is poised to become as pivotal to our struggles as the Salt March was for Gandhi and the Indian Self-Rule Movement. The FCC repealed net neutrality rules, disregarding 83 percent of U.S. citizens...
December 26, 2017 - 8:25am
December 22, 2017
State lottery gets gift from taxpayers
In the spirit of the holidays, state leaders gave the Wisconsin lottery a $48 million gift in the 2017-19 state budget. The gift will help keep down homeowners' property tax bills this year and next. But it may come with several lumps of coal. One is the unusual use of state income...
December 22, 2017 - 7:57am
December 19, 2017
Old dogs can learn new ideas
Men are dogs (sorry, dogs!). Trump refers to his ambitions with canine instincts, e.g., he wants to spend $1.5 trillion on new nuclear weapons to make sure the USA is at the "top of the pack." We only have a few more than 7,000 of them live, locked and loaded, prepared to overkill...
December 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Lay groundwork for reforming Congress
The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, "We the People." The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their governance. We are still striving to make that vision real for all,...
December 19, 2017 - 7:00am