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PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
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Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
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IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
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Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
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On The Street
April 13, 2011
Guest Editorial - Politics trumps efforts to protect our children
On a party line vote, with most Republicans voting no, an amendment to the K-12 education budget bill that would strengthen anti-bullying laws was defeated in the Minnesota State Senate last week. The amendment would require school districts to train staff to specifically prevent...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 25, 2011
Editorial - Thumbs Up/Down
Christian love in action Thumbs Up: Churches in Alexandria, as well as others in the community, came together after the sudden death of Pastor Sherry Billberg at her home on March 3. Although she served as a Lutheran pastor, her funeral was held in the spacious sanctuary of St. Mary's...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
March 23, 2011
Editorial - Public notices belong in newspapers
In an effort to cut costs, some school boards, county boards and city councils in Minnesota are pressuring legislators to allow them to put public notices on their own websites instead of paying to print them in a newspaper. This would be a huge disservice to the public. Public...
March 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Editorial - Legislature should consider tax study in tackling deficit
Are you paying your fair share of taxes? If you're in the middle and lower income bracket, the answer is yes. If you're making more money than most people in Minnesota - a household income of more than $130,000 - the answer is no. At least that's what can be gleaned from the Minnesota...
March 18, 2011 - 12:00am
March 16, 2011
Editorial - Farmers take deserved turn in the spotlight
Imagine feeding not just your family but 144 hungry people every day. American farmers don't have to imagine it. They're doing it. And this week is their turn to take a much-deserved spotlight. Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed March 13-19 as Minnesota Agriculture Week. The designation...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
March 11, 2011
Thumbs Up - Thumbs Down
Cutting back on the arts Thumbs Down: Cut the arts. That's a common reaction to dealing with the kind of budget mess Minnesota finds itself in. But thinking of the arts as some kind of extravagant luxury is a wrong-headed approach. Arts not only provide entertainment and culture,...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 9, 2011
Editorial - Are you prepared for these five retirement challenges?
It's out there, waiting. It's maybe a little hazy right now but with each passing year, it gets a little clearer. Retirement. How prepared are you? Will you have enough set aside to add luster to your golden years? Planning for retirement is a big challenge, especially in today's...
March 9, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Editorial - Move over for troopers; lives are on the line
Eight State Patrol troopers were hit while they were working the roads during a three-day period last week. That's not just a statistic; eight lives were on the line. So far this winter, a total of 31 troopers have been struck by other vehicles - a big upswing to the 13 who were...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Editorial - You can help turn the tide against zebra mussel invasion
News that zebra mussels were found in Lake Victoria isn't all that shocking. Because the mussels were found in other lakes on the chain, many thought it would only be a matter of time before this threat deepened its invasion. It shouldn't be that way. Now is not the time for complacency. It's...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 9, 2010
Bemidji Pioneer Editorial: Dayton asks cooperation, not gridlock
It was a somber former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton who took to the podium on Wednesday afternoon to make his first remarks as governor-elect of Minnesota.
December 9, 2010 - 9:49am
October 6, 2010
Editorial - Rise and shine, voters, Election Day is near
If there's an alarm clock to wake up voters to the election, it would be ringing now. Election Day, November 2, is less than one month away. Unfortunately, it can get a little confusing trying to keep track of all the races and who is running for what, let alone how they stand on...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
September 23, 2010
Guest editorial: Health care reform still needs work
Starting today, a sweeping number of provisions of Congress' health care reform act, the Affordable Care Act, begin to take effect. They are broad, consumer-friendly provisions that will help extend health care coverage to more Americans and deny efforts to take that coverage away. Provisions...
September 23, 2010 - 7:02am
Bemidji Pioneer Editorial: Preventing future oil spills again
It may be years before the full extent of damage will be known from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. It is a delicate ecosystem, one in which oil plumes 10 miles long by 3 miles wide do not belong. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil continue to flow from the broken oil well on...
May 23, 2010 - 12:31pm
April 22, 2010
Bemidji Pioneer Editorial: Cut pay to Congress by 5 percent
(Editor's note: The following editorial appeared in the Bemidji Pioneer today. The Pioneer and the Echo Press are owned by Forum Communications Company.) They say, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander." That should be the case of our representatives in Congress -- both...
April 22, 2010 - 12:12pm
November 29, 2009
Editorial: H1N1 flu threat is far from ending
Editor's note: This editorial was printed in the West Central Tribune on November 21. There are positive reports this week the H1N1 novel influenza outbreak is easing somewhat across Minnesota and the rest of the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday...
November 29, 2009 - 12:08pm