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In 1983 when President Reagan ordered the deployment of missiles in Europe as part of his "peace through strength" strategy to counter the Soviet Union, the very liberal town of Takoma Park, Md., declared itself a "nuclear free zone.

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 5:32pm

Last Wednesday there appeared on page 4A of this newspaper a full-page ad paid for by Minnesotans United asking each one of you to contact your legislators to try to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 5:25pm

More and more people are beginning to recognize some of the potential in Brainerd and the region after a period of benign neglect.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 4:18pm

On Monday, April 1, I met with James Woolsey, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). I've long been impressed with Woolsey's analysis of global trends, but had not previously had the honor of meeting him.

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 8:26pm

There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed? Take Dr. Ben Carson, as one example. Dr.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 4:31pm

Last year in May after ten years of acrimony and debate over the public funding of a new Vikings stadium the State Legislature passed a financing package, one which calls for the State paying $348 million of the $960 million in estimated total construction costs. It was a long and arduous process f...

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:52pm

WASHINGTON - The substantive case against gay marriage collapsed in the Supreme Court last week. Legally, Supreme Court watchers say, advocates won't win the sweeping victory they once anticipated as they made arguments last week.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 4:20pm

Google's motto is "Don't be evil.

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 4:56pm

The 2012 ice fishing season is drawing to a close. For those of you who spend time on the ice, there are a few things we can learn from this year’s ice fishing season. These are important lessons, life’s moments that will someday be the “I remember back during the winter of 2012” that will b...

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 3:48pm

The U.S. health care system is broken and the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA- Obamacare) does little to fix it. It was a significant political victory but only a small health care victory.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 6:59pm