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Stevens County Times
More storm help could be coming from state
The circus came to Hancock
Uncertainty abounds about next year's individual health insurance market
Minnesota State universities' tuition rising 3.9%, colleges 1%
Morris school board sets budget for facilities plan
Junior Legion: Morris 10-runs Benson
Legion Baseball: Hancock edges Morris
Legion Baseball: Willmar tops Morris
Amateur Baseball: Orphans 0-2 at High Life tourney
Amateur Baseball: Eagles shut out Appleton
James "Jimb" Michael Mulholland
Lucille "Lucy" Ann Krupke Heil
Continuity and Change
Letter to the editor: Thank you for poppy support; Legion Auxiliary needs you
Commentary: A poem for veterans
Letter to the editor: Thanks Town and Country
Bits and Pieces: More on the naturalization exam
Hancock Record Open House
Andi Van Kempen
WROC's Features from the Farm: Research on industrial hemp
Taking a break from ag work
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
February 27, 2016
Mel Gurtov: Dark spots, light spots, and Apple’s protest
How’s this for bad choices? A recent study by a Harvard group contended with the position of US intelligence agencies that tracking possible terrorists was becoming more difficult because there are too many “dark spots” – places where data can be encrypted to prevent tracking....
February 27, 2016 - 5:49am
Val Dolcini: Farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists
The modern environmental conservation movement is one that has brought awareness and conservation practices to many urban audiences. To some, it probably seems like a recent shift in American thinking. But American farmers and ranchers throughout rural and tribal lands were the original...
February 27, 2016 - 5:46am
February 21, 2016
Invested in the future of news media
If you want to know who still believes in a future for news media, just turn to some of our most respected businessmen: Warren Buffett. Jeff Bezos. John Henry. Glen Taylor. All of them have made significant investments in newspapers, despite the media pundits that have been claiming...
February 21, 2016 - 2:18pm
January 30, 2016
Andrew Campanella: School choice matters for families
When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents – 64 percent – say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. In a society where Americans choose practically everything, from the brands of coffee...
January 30, 2016 - 6:37am
Opinion: Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
January 30, 2016 - 12:33am
January 16, 2016
Scott Olson: Measuring the "added value" of a college education
For the last few years, the Obama Administration had been pursuing a national rating system for colleges and universities. The complexities of implementing such a system led them to abandon the effort, but some of the data that would have been used for constructing the system is now...
January 16, 2016 - 5:14am
December 26, 2015
Lee H. Hamilton: Politicians have a very tough job
You know who I feel sorry for? Today's politicians. You'll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician — whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office. The women and men who've undertaken to represent us face circumstances...
December 26, 2015 - 5:42am
December 19, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Building a 21st century broadband infrastructure
Technology is reshaping the ways we live, work, play, and communicate. The internet is connecting communities and creating opportunities we couldn't have imagined even a few decades ago. Today, you don't need to live off an interstate highway or in a major city to find a good job,...
December 19, 2015 - 5:42am
November 21, 2015
Ken Peterson: Apprenticeship is workforce training that meets the needs of today and tomorrow
Minnesota's workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill to operate new technologies with precision. An emerging, yet familiar,...
November 21, 2015 - 5:57am
November 14, 2015
Rep. Joe Atkins and Sen. Jim Metzen: Veterans owed more than thanks, Minnesota owes them money too
In October, after it was announced that Minnesota is holding a record $711 million in lost and unclaimed funds, we launched an effort to find and notify residents of our legislative district of their unclaimed money. We thought it would be hard to find people. It wasn't. Most...
November 14, 2015 - 5:43am
October 31, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Children are waiting for you, for families to adopt them
A young man on the verge of adulthood who is enthusiastic about sports and music but struggles with authority. A teenage single mom who lovingly cares for her newborn child. A kind, patient young boy with disabilities who doesn't know who to trust. A confused teenager who was in...
October 31, 2015 - 5:00am
October 17, 2015
Elisha Smith: October is Farm to School Month
October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). "Farm to School" refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight,...
October 17, 2015 - 5:05am
October 3, 2015
Ray Mosby: Why community newspapers matter
The chosen theme for this year's National Newspaper Week is "Power of the Press," and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or The Washington Post, but probably less recognized and appreciated is the power...
October 3, 2015 - 5:48am
Bruce Peterson: Flex-fuel pumps allow Minnesotans to breathe easier, save money
It's not easy to get people to agree on things these days. Our political climate, combined with the constant din of social media and 24-hour cable news channels, provides ample opportunity for confrontation, and little time to have an actual conversation. However, I think there's...
October 3, 2015 - 5:47am
September 26, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Recovery is a lifelong journey
Last month I met a former heroin user who was celebrating 10 years of sobriety. He now owns his own landscaping company, and was able to make amends with his family. But it wasn't easy. He told me about the many times he tried to stop using, but fell back into his old ways, until...
September 26, 2015 - 5:01am