Balance a demanding full-time career with two young children and a husband serving in law enforcement and the military was an unobtainable cha…

One of the challenges we face here in rural Minnesota is reaching individuals in need of medical assistance in the remote areas of Aitkin and …

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Multiple-award-winning Minnesota author and parent Kao Kalia Yang remembers the day, more than 35 years ago, when her father climbed with her …

The 2021-22 school year is in full swing with students back in class and participating in a wide range of activities.


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The colors of the rainbow, stolen from the pages of the Bible as a promise that there will never again be a worldwide flood, has now become th…

Six Minnesota public schools and, actually, the whole state received terrific news on Sept. 21, when the U.S. Department of Education named th…

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As we ease into the inevitable phase of autumn, the coolness perks up our energies and opening the door to fresh air becomes a privilege.  

It all started with the purchase of a couple of horses for the Little Girls’ 4H project. We already had one horse, a nice, well-trained Appalo…

As a parent of three and grandparent of five granddaughters, ages 8-12, all of whom live within 10 minutes of my wife and me, I’m cautious and…

Discovery is an exciting part of life, whether it’s mining for gold or a $20 bill found in the pocket of a jacket that was laid aside in the w…

A little-noticed initiative by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, and five other senators would boost local jobs, accelerate…

Longtime Lard Lake residents, Melissa Lishness and Noah Kownt returned triumphantly from the Tokyo Olympics bearing their gold medals from the…

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