Rail Passengers Assoc.statement on rail strike
From the Rail Passengers Association
The Rail Passengers Association welcomed the White House announcement of a tentative rail agreement and concessions from the Class I railroads around work rules and time-off policies. We now hope that agreement...
The case for county fairs
By Julie Tesch
President, Center for Rural Policy and Development
The weather is hot and steamy in Minnesota, so that must mean it’s county fair time. Growing up, the county fair was my favorite place on earth. It was the place where I got to see my friends, who I hadn’...
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...