Guest Columns

Ask a Trooper: Extended loads need to be visible

Question: If I am transporting an item that is sticking out beyond the back of my pickup box, at what length do I need to ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion: Keystone XL delay is a setback for public safety in Minnesota

The triumphant but misguided e-mail landed in inboxes just hours after the Canadian company pushing to build the Keystone XL pipeline announced it wants the ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion: Speaker Ryan plays politics with reform plans for immigration

Making his first rounds of Sunday talk shows over the weekend, newly anointed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan dropped this little bombshell: There will be ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion: Conserving proves to save big bucks

Energy conservation always has made economic sense. The less energy you use, the less you have to pay for. That’s why grandpas through the ages ... Read more | Add your comment

Art is an important part of development

As Midwesterners and rural dwellers, we are often drawn to awe-inspiring mountains, exciting cosmopolitans, or pristine beaches for vacations. However, every harvest season, I feel ... Read more | Add your comment