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Heating dangers

January 22, 2016 We are glad two Courtland women were unharmed in a fire that damaged a Courtland home early Tuesday mornin. more »»

Quantity over quality

January 21, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Why does Obama oppose screening Syrian refugees?

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

Bonding proposal

January 19, 2016 Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a $1.4 billion package of bonding projects for the Minnesota Legislature to consider this session. more »»

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2016 It is nearly 48 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., and 30 years since the nation first celebrated a holiday in his honor. more »»

Court considers union dues argument

January 17, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many years. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 16, 2016 Biking, not just for summer anymore THUMBS UP: Minnesota is a state with a very noticeable change of seasons, which is something a lot of Minnesotans say they enjoy. more »»

Presidential hyperbole

January 15, 2016 President Barack Obama may have taken intellectual dishonesty to a new high in talking about energy during his State of the Union speech Tuesda. more »»

State of the Union

January 14, 2016 President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday had a different tone than most such speeche. more »»

The new American Dream - Powerball

January 13, 2016 The American Dream used to be defined thusly: A man or woman, even one of humble birth and poor background, can succeed if he or she studies hard, works hard, mixes talent and ambition with pluck an... more »»

Give blood this week

January 12, 2016 The American Red Cross is putting out the call for blood donors this week. This is an especially difficult time of year for the Red Cross blood bank. more »»

REAL ID reprieve

January 11, 2016 The federal government has issued Minnesota a reprieve on the issue of REAL I. more »»

Kerry crazy to suggest visa waiver for Iran

January 10, 2016 Members of Congress were right to tighten visa requirements for citizens of 38 countries who formerly did not have to possess the documents to travel to the United States. more »»

UN has no credibility left to lose

January 10, 2016 Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 9, 2016 Thin ice It has to be frustrating for ice fishermen to have to wait and wait for area lakes to freeze hard enough to make it safe to venture out. more »»

Step up attacks on sex trafficking

January 8, 2016 Area law enforcement, county attorneys and victims services workers held a press conference this week to talk about a very important issue, the problem of sex trafficking in the area, especially the... more »»

Nuclear threat growing

January 7, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned last week. more »»

Obama rushes in while Congress sits by

January 6, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Time ticking away for special session

January 5, 2016 Gov. Mark Dayton wants an answer by the end of the week from legislative leaders on a special session. Legislative leaders are not so sure they can get the necessary work done in time to have one. more »»

State of the Union

January 4, 2016 A “non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»



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