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Right now, country of origin labeling (COOL) is in jeopardy in the farm bill conference. We know that some conferees intend to introduce an amendment shortly that will gut or repeal U.S. COOL. If this amendment passes, U.S.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:46pm

WASHINGTON - In the days since revelations surfaced about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office orchestrating the now-infamous George Washington Bridge lane closings, I've had at least four different reactions.

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 6:09pm

While grocery shopping over the holidays, I was approached by a community member who said, "I haven't heard much about the school district's finances lately. How are things going?" In some respects, the phrasing of the question was music to my ears.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:54pm

By DICK PETERSON Like many journalists, Kathleen Parker's syndicated guest opinion (Jan.5) refers twice to our Founding Fathers to vaguely support her partisan views. In this case it is to justify growing wealth disparity.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:55pm

By MIKE HOLST So New Year's Day came and went and although I was prompted to write a glowing column about hope for the future and a new beginning for all of us, the circumstances in this world today leave me more than skeptical.

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 4:42pm

For many political watchers, 2013 will be remembered as the year of the disastrous government shutdown and the even more disastrous Obamacare rollout.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:24pm

WASHINGTON - America's capacity for optimism and hope has been boundless through much of our short history.

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:16pm

As pictures of the Earth from space become common, many refer to our home as the Blue Planet, recognizing the blue waters which cover this fertile Earth.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 6:12pm

From opening our first E15 station, to blending higher amounts of biodiesel, to developing processes to make renewable fuel out of new feed stocks, Minnesota is leading the way and driving the next generation of renewable fuels. We are utilizing our resources and developing new energy technologies t...

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 9:09pm

In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service.

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:11pm