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Suicides make up bulk of gun deaths in ND, MN
Iowa county has access to own K9, surrounding units
Veterans Day program in Morris set for Nov. 13
Volleyball: UM-Morris splits road games
Football: UM-Morris fall in fourth quarter
Cross Country: Cougars fourth, fifth in final tuneup
Soccer: UM-Morris men records sixth UMAC shutout
Soccer: Cougars clinch playoff berth with win
Dennis R. Joos
Thomas L. Hoffman
Phillip J. Koehntop
Harvey S. Flaten
Stevens County Times Editorial: Abusers count on silence
Stevens County Times Editorial: Donation important in the need to educate public on mental health issues
Letter to the editor: Taxpayers need explanation on school; maintenance plan needed
Letter to the editor: Board chairman comments on school project
Letter to the editor: Explanation needed on Morris Area School project
Charlotte Jane Thompson
Ryker Andrew Schaefer
Luis Dale Grimm
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Buying local fuels communities
Congressional committee hears Minnesota ideas for farm bill
Speakers talk about importance of farm bill to rural America
West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
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
September 21, 2015
Mike Rothman: It's your money and we want you to have it
With an estimated one in 20 Minnesotans having unclaimed property worth more than $100, the Minnesota Commerce Department was busy at this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together helping fairgoers find their missing money. We even had special assistance from our new Missing Money...
September 21, 2015 - 10:15am
John Crabtree: Clean water is costly
Water is a necessity for all living things. We have a responsibility to act as good stewards of our water, now and for future generations. Nitrates in drinking water can be hazardous to the health of pregnant women, nursing mothers, infant children, and the elderly.
September 21, 2015 - 10:14am
August 29, 2015
Standing up for rural postal
Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services. The mail service is a national...
August 29, 2015 - 9:40am
August 22, 2015
Tina Smith: Rural broadband necessary, not just nice
In 1922, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article touting the benefits of electricity. "Don't sell your farm, but electrify it, is the message science sends to farmers. The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper...
August 22, 2015 - 5:47am
Lee Hamilton: On voting ... and not
The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't. Over the years,...
August 22, 2015 - 5:46am
August 15, 2015
John Apitz: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
For Minnesota's railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation, public safety and pollution control highlighted some of the steps railroads...
August 15, 2015 - 5:26am
August 8, 2015
Opinion: Railway safety continues to be a high priority for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's railways play an important role in the state's transportation system — helping move goods to market and connecting farmers with consumers around the state and nation. But in recent years, these same rail lines also have begun carrying crude oil from...
August 8, 2015 - 5:08am
August 1, 2015
Steve Simon: Stay restless in seeking democracy
"[Minnesota] is perhaps the only state in the country that is dramatizing in a massive way its concern for the people in the South." So said civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis at a rally in St. Paul on Aug. 2, 1965. Fifty years ago this coming Sunday, the then-25-year-old...
August 1, 2015 - 5:29am
Fredric Rolando: Washington politics have caused "crisis" in postal service
The growing problem of slower mail service in rural areas and small towns, the topic of a recent editorial in your paper by the National Newspaper Association, is a real one. As mail processing centers are closed or consolidated, mail has to travel further to be sorted, and this...
August 1, 2015 - 5:13am
July 25, 2015
Echo Press Editorial: Stop elder abuse by reporting red flags
It happens too often: An elderly person is financially preyed upon by a con artist, a relative or close friend. But all the headlines that tell about such crimes should not make people numb to it. Instead, it should spark outrage and spur action and awareness. It starts with reporting...
July 25, 2015 - 5:31am
Bruce Peterson: Water quality discussion shouldn't require a scoreboard
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 of coming together to try and find practical solutions and develop meaningful...
July 25, 2015 - 5:28am
July 18, 2015
Tim Davis: Health tips for the peak of summer
The peak of summer is nearly here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area tend to occur from July 16 to 20, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In my 25 years as an emergency medicine physician,...
July 18, 2015 - 5:02am
July 11, 2015
Greg Wagner: A regional perspective on the state of manufacturing
Manufacturing is a big deal. Manufacturing plays a huge role in the west central Minnesota economy, in greater Minnesota, and the state as a whole. While most of the rest of the state and nation have seen employment in manufacturing decline, this region has seen employment grow. In...
July 11, 2015 - 5:50am
John Crabtree: Supreme Court preserves health insurance marketplaces
The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace. The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that...
July 11, 2015 - 5:48am