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June 21, 2014 Artstone turning 100 THUMBS UP: American Artstone is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, with a open house at the plant on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. more »»

The rain can stop anytime now

June 20, 2014 Minnesota may have to change it’s nickname from “the Land of 10,000 Lakes” to “the Land of One Lake — One Great Big Lake,” if all this rain doesn’t stop soon. New Ulm has had 10. more »»

Medtronic’s message

June 18, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton may be the biggest Pollyanna in politics. On Saturday, the governor heard from the Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, that the company was planning to spend $42. more »»

How secure can our southern border be?

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

Don’t send Tsunis to Norway

June 16, 2014 Minnesotans of Norwegian descent make up about 16.5 percent of the state’s population. Over 18 percent of the nation’s Norwegian Americans live in Minnesota (a good number of them in Hanska). more »»

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June 14, 2014 Head to a state park THUMBS UP: We'll have to wait and see if the weather holds up, but if it does, here's an idea for something to do Saturday: Go to a state park — call it an early Father's Day... more »»

Is Iraq a preview for Afghanistan?

June 14, 2014 It’s only 11 years since the U.S. more »»

MNsure progress

June 13, 2014 University of Minnesota researchers reported on Wednesday that the federal health overhaul has reduced the number of uninsured in Minnesota by 40 percent. more »»

Cantor’s loss has message for GOP

June 12, 2014 Somehow, no one saw Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming on Tuesday. But it was all the political pundits could talk about on Wednesda. more »»

The reality behind job statistics

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans, unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degree. more »»

Mistakes without consequences

June 8, 2014 A health insurance company that notified one-fourth of its customers their rates might go up or they might not get coverage at all because of an in-office mistake with records might well pay the... more »»

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June 7, 2014 Cherish the vets THUMBS UP: The 70th anniversary of D-Day on Friday brings to mind the thought that these amazing veterans, who accomplished this monumental landing, are becoming a rare breed. more »»

Eagle Update

June 7, 2014 For most school employees, summer has officially started. The regular school year activities and programs have culminated. They are looking forward to a time to decompress and spend time with family. more »»

D-Day plus 70 years

June 6, 2014 Many Americans probably have never heard of Guadalcanal, the Kasserine Pass, Anzio, the Hurtgen Forest, Peleliu, the Coral Sea, Tarawa or Ploesti. more »»

Chickens vs. dogs

June 5, 2014 We’re glad to see the New Ulm City Council is taking a closer look at the issue of chickens being raised inside the New Ulm city limits. more »»

Search out VA culprits

June 4, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Weeds: New farm bill makes little sense

June 4, 2014 After three years of haggling, Congress finally gave us a new farm bill in February. And none too early. According to various politicians and farm leaders we farmers desperately needed one. more »»

Punish VA offenders

June 2, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

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May 31, 2014 Softball hotbed THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the New Ulm High School and Cathedral High School softball teams. more »»

Oil diplomacy

May 30, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»



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