As a “Biden-backer,” I’m strongly urging the president to change one of his recommendations. San Diego parents, teachers and an attorney offer…

With thousands of Minnesota students still in remote learning, and school reopening guidance rumored to be coming in the coming days from the …

For many people who have attended the burial of a loved one, the words “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” may echo in their minds.  It is a haunti…

Committee work has kicked into high gear as bills started moving through the legislative process in earnest this week.

We all can think of certain people, from childhood to the present, who seem to have a “mean gene.” Gene is probably not the most accurate word…

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Getting stabbed by a needle is absolutely my least favorite thing. While I’ve learned to tolerate the annual blood draw at the doctor’s office…

I’m a big fan of running. I love the surge of endorphins that energize me and fill me with a sense of peace. I love the feeling of accomplishm…

In light of the recent events at the U.S. Capital and in our country, I thought it fitting to share some lessons that I have learned in my stu…

Mille Lacs County Attorney Joe Walsh’s Messenger column of January 20, entitled “Proud of our law enforcement,” struck a chord with me. I agre…

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Perhaps you have once again made a decision – or if not an iron-clad decision – an effort at wishful thinking, to set a new goal for this new …

Over the past year, there have been many discussions and considerations of how we can help one another. The pandemic has given some of us a ne…

On a summer night in 2016, a large man entered a cabin in Mille Lacs County uninvited. Five people were already there having dinner after a da…

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold its grip on the nation, there is good news this January for district and charter schools in Minn…

When we started distance learning back in March, we thought it was maybe going to be a few weeks. Then it stretched to a couple months. And fi…

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