Our Opinion: Manufacturing benefits rural Minnesota

The United States Department of Agriculture last week released data on the importance of manufacturing in rural communities. In 2013, manufacturing accounted for nearly 2.5 ... Read more | Add your comment

Newspapers are succeeding

This week is an important one in journalism — National Newspaper Week. It’s the 75th anniversary of the celebration and a crucial one for communities ... Read more | Add your comment

As state stalls, others increase road funding

Minnesota lawmakers hit the brakes instead of the accelerator on transportation funding this year, and that’s regrettable. But there’s some consolation in knowing that not ... Read more | Add your comment

Orchestra’s music is back, with feeling

Let’s go back two years. Those were the darkest days in the history of the Minnesota Orchestra. Twelve months had passed without music. No end ... Read more | Add your comment

Our Opinion: Get involved, if you want a voice

Who are these people who come out of the woodwork and pretend to have any weight when it comes to community decisions? If people expect ... Read more | Add your comment