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Political notebook: Gay marriage debate set Tuesday in committees
By Don Davis Gay advocates have lobbied for allow same-sex marriages for years, but they made little progress. That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills...
3/8/13 at 4:24 PM One recount is not enough 11/27/12 at 6:20 PM
Legislative notebook: Synthetic drug bill passes Senate 4/2/12 at 11:00 PM
Project Rain Garden
I mentioned last week I was elected to a supervisor position with the Pennington SWCD. I decided I would use my column to occasionally explain SWCD projects from time to time. The agency name and its ...
2/16/13 at 8:12 AM Rural Reflections Radio 12/28/12 at 7:41 AM
Winter Visitor 12/22/12 at 9:16 AM
Forum Communications Co. newspapers score big in annual Minnesota Newspaper Association contest
FARGO, N.D. -Forum Communications Co.newspapers received more than 140 awards, ranging in categories from "Best Local Breaking News Story" to "Best Website" during the 2011-2012 Better Newspaper Conte...
2/4/13 at 12:06 PM Forum Communications Co. publisher elected president of Wisconsin Newspaper Association 3/2/12 at 2:18 PM
Stress farm survives election night
Theres no denying a reporters job is stressful. We have daily deadlines - sometimes multiple daily deadlines - and are under constant pressure to gather all of the facts, write concise, detailed, well...
11/7/12 at 7:38 PM Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture 11/1/12 at 4:44 PM
Pick a little, talk a little, cheep-cheep-cheep 8/9/12 at 10:52 PM
Stomping Ground Culture, part 1
If you'd asked me before about the culture of northern Minnesota, or America even, I'd have suggested it better described as a lack of culture. Growing up, we never had our version of a pow wow or exo...
11/11/11 at 2:09 PM
Mondays Are Best Spent in Luverne, Minnesota
If youre ever dreading Mondays, I strongly suggest you spend it with the Rock County Farm Bureau members in Luverne, Minnesota. Mondays will quickly become your favorite day of the week. I depart...
8/14/11 at 8:00 PM
Beltrami Co. board opposes DNR shoreline purchase
Bemidji, Minn. (AP) The county commissioners in Beltrami County are opposing a state Department of Natural Resources plan to buy more than a mile of lake shore in the county. The Pioneer of Bemidji...
9/9/10 at 11:25 AM
Date Night: Hubbard County Fair
Far Guy and I have a standing date from year to year. We go to the local County Fair late in the day. The first stop is the Pork Producers food stand for a pork burger..I usually stop off at another s...
7/9/10 at 4:24 AM Wildflowers: May 25, 2010 5/25/10 at 5:23 AM
Spring Ephemeral 4/22/10 at 4:37 AM
Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis might seem far away from the rest of Minnesota, but the ripple effects of budget cutbacks at HCMC are likely to be felt across the state. Exactl...
12/2/09 at 6:15 AM