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In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
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Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
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From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
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FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
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On The Street
July 24, 2015
Working organs being sold for ‘research’
By Pryce Score, Kensington, MN I found it interesting reading the Planned Parenthood letter in the July 18 Star Tribune, defending the practice of their organization carving up and selling organs from aborted babies. They called it tissue and referred to “heavily edited video”...
July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 17, 2015
CIA reaction to finding no WMD in Iraq
By David Swanson, Charlottesville, VA The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents; one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer...
July 17, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Protecting water quality is not a game
By Bruce Peterson, President, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Northfield, MN Unfortunately, many of us have a tendency to treat our political process like a sporting event. Who won? Who lost? Who will come out on top when one side of an issue faces off against the other? Instead...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
July 2, 2015
Boosting exports to Cuba, creating jobs in Minnesota
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Earlier this year, I visited Cuba to talk with agriculture and export officials about ways to open up new economic opportunities for businesses and farmers in Minnesota. More than anything else on the trip, I was struck by the enthusiasm...
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 26, 2015
Editorial missed the mark about legislation
By Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, District 8, Alexandria, MN A recent guest editorial in the Echo Press titled “Non-metro areas snubbed in session” included some rather scathing comments aimed toward the recent legislative session. I, along with many of my Greater Minnesota legislators,...
June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
It's Your Turn: Readers debate local job surplus
Editor’s note: This “Your Turn’ segment includes selected comments from more than three dozen Facebook posts to our June 19 story, “Gobs of jobs, not enough workers.” Jennifer Gauthier: They can’t find employees because nine bucks an hour isn’t a living wage anymore....
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
June 19, 2015
Congress rewards corporations, punishes people
By Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, Washington, D.C. Congress keeps feeding big corporations huge tax cuts they don’t deserve, even as it starves average Americans of the services and investments they need. The latest example of this indefensible...
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Commentary - Why run for office?
By Lee H. Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress, Indiana University I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
June 5, 2015
Stemming the tide against Alzheimer’s disease
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Many of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a wrenching experience; watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer’s...
June 5, 2015 - 12:00am
May 1, 2015
Transportation is arteries of economy
By Harlan Madsen, Kandiyohi County Commissioner, Lake Lillian, MN As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time. Most notably, the nutritional value of my crops will be lowered...
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am
April 29, 2015
Public health workers are everywhere
By Sandy Tubbs, Horizon Public Health Administrator, Alexandria, MN As we continue to celebrate National Public Health Week, Horizon Public Health, which now serves individuals, families and communities within the five counties of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse, wants...
April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
April 24, 2015
A Bible meditation for Earth Day
By Judith S. Rose, Citizens Climate Lobby, Alexandria, MN It’s good to read the Bible. There are varieties of ways to approach this reading. A recent effort has been to read The Jerusalem Bible, a Catholic translation, which places J.R.R. Tolkien on the list of translators. The...
April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
What happened to Rose City... and will your town be next?
By Cindy Haffner, Rose City, MN This time of year when I am looking at what dollars I want to spend on advertising, the same thorn in my side comes to light. Over two years ago (I know: Let it go, let it go!) the county took “Rose City” off of the green highway sign at the...
April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
April 17, 2015
National Public Health Week celebrates 20th anniversary
By Sandy Tubbs, Horizon Public Health Administrator, Alexandria, MN During National Public Health Week 2015, Horizon Public Health, together with our valued community partners, are challenged to do our part to assure that our community contributes to the vision of being the healthiest...
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am
Let’s make a culture change
Editor’s note: The following was written in observance of Week of the Young Child, celebrated April 12-18, 2015. By Connie Fields, RN, Horizon Public Health I recently went to an excellent training on “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs). The information was not new...
April 17, 2015 - 12:00am