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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
January 26, 2013
Editorial: Ask your local lawmakers to support the U of M
During these challenging times, Minnesotans worry about how they can finance the basics, let alone the cost of college. Rising tuition threatens to place higher education beyond the reach of more students every year, so we at the University of Minnesota, Morris are reaffirming our...
January 26, 2013 - 5:00am
Editorial: A different budget solution
There is one thing that's a given when Gov. Dayton's budget proposal hits the table; it will include a tax increase. But if Gov.
January 26, 2013 - 5:00am
January 13, 2013
How Minnesota can plow a way forward
Rural Minnesota is losing its influence, reports a new study by the Center for Rural Policy and Development. Echoing the concerns of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who a few weeks ago noted the weakening in Washington of rural America's clout, the St. Peter, Minn.-based...
January 13, 2013 - 12:08am
December 22, 2012
Stevens Forward: Addressing the economics of being carbon neutral
Stevens Forward is a local volunteer civic organization with a mission to create a brighter future for all residents of the Stevens County community. Stevens Forward consists of local citizens interested in learning about and discussing the economic, cultural, social and educational...
December 22, 2012 - 5:00am
October 27, 2012
Forum Communications Endorsements
Vote no on Minnesota marriage, voter ID amendments; wrong way to legislate Constitutions are all about the structuring of government; they offer overall guiding principles and framework to help make sure our rulers don't trample on our personal rights and liberties. They're big-picture...
October 27, 2012 - 5:00am
September 8, 2012
Opinion: Tax reform on a stick
This year's State Fair experience was similar to past years at the "Great Minnesota Get Together." It was a mix of just wandering the fairgrounds and the usual list of mandatory stops. The usual destinations included the Education building, the Grandstand, a bag of mini donuts and,...
September 8, 2012 - 5:00am
April 14, 2012
Discuss policy, not politics, of voter ID amendment
After an intensely partisan year-long debate, the Minnesota Legislature has decided to turn the future of the state's election system over to...
April 14, 2012 - 5:00am
March 12, 2012
Legislative Update: Rep. Torrey Westrom
The Voter ID bill was heard in the House Government Operations Committee this week. It will let citizens vote on whether or not they want voter...
March 12, 2012 - 11:32am
March 3, 2012
Democracy in our health exchange
While big-money insurance corporations amass premiums and fees to add to their already excessive "reserves" and administrative costs, the lack of access to affordable health care is a serious problem for rural Minnesotans -- whether they are farmers, small business owners, students...
March 3, 2012 - 5:00am
February 25, 2012
Amy Klobuchar: What I want to see in the next Farm Bil
During the past year I've visited dozens of Minnesota's businesses and farms. All over our state you see that "Made in America" isn't just a...
February 25, 2012 - 5:00am
February 18, 2012
Why the change of heart?
Last summer, with each passing day of the government shutdown, lawmakers faced increasing pressure to fill the state's multi-billion dollar budget gap with additional tax revenues. But the majority stood firm and pledged not to increase government spending more than the state was...
February 18, 2012 - 5:00am
February 11, 2012
Supporting manufacturing in Minnesota
We just marked the end of 2011 - a year lots of people are more than happy to put behind them. There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be tough,...
February 11, 2012 - 5:00am
January 21, 2012
Highlighting Technical Schools at the State of the Union
This year I invited Kevin Kopischke, president of Alexandria Technical & Community College, to join me at the State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. I believe his presence helps me highlight the importance of technical education for the future of America's economy.
January 21, 2012 - 5:00am
January 14, 2012
Moving Minnesota forward in 2012
As we turn the calendar from the holiday season, we can see that the 2012 Legislative Session is right around the corner. This year's activity at the capitol is scheduled to be shorter; we are set to convene on January 24th and wrap up near the end of April. As you may know, the...
January 14, 2012 - 5:00am
December 3, 2011
Chain-smoking TV characters represent progress in smoking cessation efforts
Americans love to revisit history, whether it is inside the doors of a museum, on the pages of a history book, or on television. This includes the millions of us who love watching Enoch "Nucky" Thompson on Boardwalk Empire, which is set during Prohibition, as well as Mad Men's Don...
December 3, 2011 - 5:00am