Two sides to the Ojibwe Bands’ ban on early duck and goose hunting
Inside the Outdoors
In just a matter of days, the first shotgun volleys of the 2022 Minnesota waterfowl hunting season will be fired. The early teal hunting season—now in the second year of a Minnesota Department of...
Returning to Staples, a snapshot of growing up
By Mike Holst
Today I took a day trip to my old home town to have lunch with some of my former classmates. I don’t get to Staples much anymore but when I do, it’s always special. Special, because at least for me it’s where my life took on a lot of...
Super summer of youth sports
I must apologize for my last letter to the editor. In the letter I made it sound like the teams were doing well because of the field. That certainly is not the case. The teams did so well because of a great bunch ofkids, great coaches and wonderful supporting fans....
Rural America needs home repair
By Brian Depew
Center for Rural Affairs
Communities in every corner of the country now struggle with a lack of affordable homes, an ailment long associated with fast-growing urban areas.
I used to think that if the market would take care of any problem facing...
EMS services need support systems, not just funding
By Kelly Asche, Research Associate
Center For Rural Policy and Development
Ambulance services save lives every day, but a report released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor in February of 2022 raises serious concerns about the way...
Faith and family
I don’t want to be quick to be self-righteous, judgemental, selfish or blame anyone who dares to disagree with me. I want to hold on to the truth of God’s word - Jeremiah 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a...
New student spaces at CLC
By Dr. Hara Charlier
President of Central Lakes College
When students come back to campus this fall, things are going to look a bit different. Not only will they find new programs, but they will also find new spaces and new partnerships.
We’re in the process of...
National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week
This year’s theme is “Restoring Trust, Creating Hope.” This is a time for us to recognize the men and women at Todd-Wadena Community Corrections who work each and every day to restore trust, create hope for clients and keeping...
Always leave them with hope
By Lee H. Hamilton
Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope alive!” when he spoke, and he did so that time. The audience...
Baseball is blooming
Maryann and I have been watching youth baseball this summer at the varsity field. We can see that the Cardinals have a very bright future to look forward to. This is thanks to everyone who works on the field. It has never looked better than it does right now.