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NW Wisconsin in line to see heavy snow Monday
Boyfriend accused of killing Minn. girlfriend, burning her body in New Orleans
Superior prepares for icy fun
City reveals plan for beach restoration
Vandal strikes Wade Bowl rink
Hudson holds off Superior
Maybe all Vikings quarterback Keenum needed was a chance
Vikings-Eagles lacks marquee quarterbacks and everybody knows it
Without Vikings, Super Bowl would test limits of Minnesota Nice
Ladysmith rallies past Superior wrestlers
Spending $1T on futility
Wisconsin needs a change
How Wisconsin changed and what to do about it
GOP offers immoral priorities
Telling the truth about immigration
Teaching roadside lessons
Glaus, Myer serve as December Youth Optimists
Volunteers, donors put Native station back on air
Mystic Lake cancels Super Bowl pop-up nightclub: shows planned for space will move inside casino
Final details come together for NorShor's re-opening
MINNESOTA MADE: Enjoy some movies shot in the land of 10,000 lakes
Launching a new year with a better space
Ava Marie Erickson and Lauren Elizabeth Erickson
JoAnn D. Erickson
Daniel A. Rude
Raymond "Ray" D. Eliason
John R. Archambault
Denis R. DeBeir
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
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