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A much needed welcome: Vietnam War veterans welcomed home 50 years later
Federal 'right to try' bill headed to President Trump
Minnesota man sentenced for beating newborn 'like grown man'
No citations issued in Superior car-pedestrian accident
Zoo offers free admission to military families this summer
Tiger girls roll in playoff opener
Spartans' Burger advances to sectional golf meet
Spartans open WIAA playoffs with win over Wausau East
Brewers' Braun, Davies to return Thursday
Prep Playoffs - May 24 (updated)
AARP urges push for 10-year extension of SeniorCare
Strengthened diplomacy is path toward peace
FACT offers meaningful experience
Debt imperils our republic
Instability worth supporting
Memorial Day ceremonies
Remembering the fallen, allies on Memorial Day
Minn. brothers share rare distinction of earning every Boy Scout badge
Happy Golden Birthday Allen
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'
Performance rescheduled after refinery fire
Library closes for construction
Walt & Grace Smestad
Richard & Linda Taber
Clarence & Alice Mattson Sr
John Ahlberg Myers
Helen Susan Maul
Julie Marie Laberdie
Daniel J. Conway
Daniel J. Conway
Anna Mae Routh
February 13, 2018
Chain migration or family reunification?
It is historical fact that millions of people have come to the U.S. to create new lives in freedom. Immigration is the origin of our history as a country. Our federal government did not even keep immigration records until 1820.
February 13, 2018 - 8:03am
A wake-up call to people, challenge to millennials
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln "Great men, great nations have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the terror of life, and have manned themselves...
February 13, 2018 - 7:57am
February 9, 2018
Presidential scrutiny is nothing new
Because we live in such tumultuous political times, it's easy to believe that today's intense public focus on the Trump presidency is something new — an obsession like none we've ever seen before. Yet to one degree or another, the president has always been at the center of...
February 9, 2018 - 8:15am
February 6, 2018
Stopping workplace abuse tomorrow starts with what teens learn today
According to recent studies, about one third of all teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse at the hands of a dating partner before leaving high school. Data from the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Behavior Survey shows that 15 percent of all female high school...
February 6, 2018 - 7:58am
After #MeToo and #TimesUp, now what?
I'm writing today about hashtags. In particular, I want to focus on what happens now that we've said #MeToo and #TimesUp.
February 6, 2018 - 7:51am
February 2, 2018
Will a war with North Korea be our political leaders' greatest regret?
President Bill Clinton's greatest regret was his failure to respond to the Rwandan genocide. He estimated that U.S. intervention could have saved 300,000 lives.
February 2, 2018 - 8:39am
January 30, 2018
Try kindness --EMDASH-- it's free
January 30, 2018 - 7:57am
January 26, 2018
Legislative whiplash with transportation funding marks 2017
Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on what was a wild ride when it came to transportation funding in the state of Wisconsin. Google Maps could not possibly have mapped this route. The year began with a state audit of the Department of Transportation,...
January 26, 2018 - 8:45am
January 23, 2018
Our clean drinking water or their profits?
Wisconsin residents, concerned about their own health and the health of their local economy, demand that politicians do something to stem the rising risk of pollution. Politicians make a head-fake toward action, only to side with corporate special interests that would rather avoid...
January 23, 2018 - 8:07am
The art of hygge for comfort, support
I've been hearing a lot about hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) of late. If you've had your head tucked under a pillow in a nest of warm blankets you may have missed the word, but you are on to the sentiment. Hygge comes from the Danish culture and while it's accepted that there is no English...
January 23, 2018 - 8:04am
January 19, 2018
Passing the hat for a good cause
DULUTH, Minn. — Kandi Geary was just getting ready to leave Kohl's department store in Duluth. A woman and her young daughter were just...
January 19, 2018 - 6:50am
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