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After Minn. town fired police chief for doing his job, council bypasses hiring process for his replacement
Minn. blames assisted living facility in resident's death
Mexicans see models of Trump's 'impenetrable' wall, and they're not impressed.
'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preserves
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
Gilbert D. Bahr
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
September 7, 2013
Donald Kaul: There we go again
So we're going to war in Syria. Maybe. We won't know for sure until Congress gets back from the vacation it's taking from its other vacations. One can live in hope, however. What would autumn be without a fresh war in the Middle East to occupy us? I know, the Obama-Bush administration...
September 7, 2013 - 12:52am
Michael Reagan: Presidential dithering
John Kerry put on quite a war dance in the Senate on Tuesday. The Secretary of State, backed up by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey, went before the Foreign Relations Committee to urge senators to support the newly drafted resolution giving President...
September 7, 2013 - 12:51am
August 30, 2013
Michael Reagan: Obama's Blundering Incompetence
I don't know who's more confused about Syria, President Obama or me. With his alleged use of poison gas against his own people, including women and children, Bashar al-Assad of Syria has crossed our president's famous red line -- again. But unlike the last time Assad crossed the president's...
August 30, 2013 - 11:14pm
August 14, 2013
Jan Ting: Was President Obama ever a ‘constitutional law professor?’
Matt Damon is only the latest among many current or former supporters of President Obama who has referred to him as a "constitutional law professor." But is that accurate? As a law professor myself, at least marginally tuned in to the gradations and sensitivities regarding...
August 14, 2013 - 12:40am
August 7, 2013
In rebuke, Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration...
August 7, 2013 - 10:03am
July 4, 2013
Nat Hentoff: What are the bounds of President Obama’s spying
No citizen is immune to the ceaseless dragnet surveillance by Barack Obama’s administration. Among the revelations of the president’s boundless surveillance, which also includes reporters’ phone records, is this report on how We The People thereby lose access to breaking...
July 4, 2013 - 9:48pm
June 27, 2013
Nat Hentoff: Our liberties can survive Obama
From back in our history, Ronald Reagan gave a very apposite warning to those of us insistent on protecting our self-governing republic: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
June 27, 2013 - 11:10pm
June 18, 2013
Stanley Crouch: The eternal battle between doers and talkers
For years, I have talked with a group of academics and intelligent black people who despaired at the collective fate of the race. Seeing the black, brown beige and bone ethnic group as done for, doomed to swing in the evil winds of life, it was not unusual for them to complain. They...
June 18, 2013 - 11:37pm
June 15, 2013
Mike Reagan: A Father’s Day message for America
It’s no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name. But I’m not the least bit uncomfortable saying I admire something about the president that transcends politics and makes him a role model for every...
June 15, 2013 - 12:11am
May 22, 2013
Tom Purcell: Scandal from the master, Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of...
May 22, 2013 - 11:09pm
May 18, 2013
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
You might say that May 10, 2013 was when the "second term curse" officially struck President Barack Obama — and that May 13 was when it flattened him. Obama’s administration has been hit with a triple whammy blast from a massive political stun gun. May 10th was the day when...
May 18, 2013 - 9:29pm
May 15, 2013
Bob Franken: The stumbling presidency
The word "doofus" is in the dictionary. In mine, it’s defined as "a foolish or inept person." There are apparently some doofuses (doofi?) in the Internal Revenue Service. At least we hope the agents were only foolish or inept and nothing more sinister when they targeted conservative...
May 15, 2013 - 11:23pm
January 24, 2013
David Shribman: A speech invoking the past for the present and future
With a bow to the past, an arc toward the future and a steady eye on his place in history, Barack Obama opened his second term with a call to make the struggles of the middle class, the immigrant, the striving and the vulnerable the American cause in the second decade of the 21st...
January 24, 2013 - 12:40am
Susan Brown: Obama’s definition of liberty
Oh, how far-removed we are from what now seems like the “innocent” Bill Clinton days when all we had to worry about was the various definitions of the word “is”. And now, after watching President Obama’s second term inaugural address, it is clear we have a president who...
January 24, 2013 - 12:38am