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Police report: Bee causes car accident by buzzing driver, a rash of store burglaries, and a gun that fell off a vehicle's roof
Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
St. Croix Prep Academy kids, staff and community partners set to restore prairie
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner District 2 candidate Stan Karwoski
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Volleyball: Raptors advance to section semifinals
Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Cross Country: Woodbury runners Holiday, Romain are headed to state
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
Festival for kids at Valley Creek Mall
An itch to stitch: Woodbury guild hosts quilt show at Lake Middle School
Newport Lutheran Church holds Halloween festival
Gibbs Farm celebrates old-fashioned Halloween
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February 10, 2010
Viewpoint: Overholser needs to look at facts when comparing Bush, Obama budgets
In his Feb. 3 letter to the editor Mark Overholser talks about "Kodak moments" in President Barack Obama's recent State of the Union address. Of course, the State of the Union has been political theater since it was first televised in 1947; that is the nature of television. Remember...
February 10, 2010 - 10:38am
September 16, 2009
Our View: District made right call Obama's school address
Some classrooms in District 833 began their first day of school last week with a special message from a special guest - President Barack Obama. Well, it wasn't exactly the beginning of the day.
September 16, 2009 - 9:07am
July 22, 2009
Letters to the Editor for July 22
Pro health care reform Statistics have shown the current health care system has neglected more than 45 million Americans. Although it is natural to be critical of present health care reform efforts, past presidency efforts have not tackled the issues of health care to these depths...
July 22, 2009 - 10:38am
July 16, 2009
Viewpoint: Speak up now on Obama health care reform bill
In November of last year, American voters elected a president who promised to bring "change" to a restless and unhappy land. If nothing else, subsequent events have proved that, unlike many politicians, this one meant what he said. During the past five months, he and his party have...
July 16, 2009 - 9:38am
June 26, 2009
Peterson works out climate-change bill deal
ST. PAUL - A deal brokered by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson appears to have given a global warming bill a fighting chance to pass the House today. The western Minnesota Democrat negotiated for three weeks with House leaders who support legislation to slow global warming, saying he and...
June 26, 2009 - 8:53am
June 25, 2009
Oberstar transportation bill moves ahead
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar refuses to give in to a popular president's pressure to delay a new federal transportation funding plan. "We intend to move this bill forward, this administration not withstanding," a determined Oberstar said Wednesday as congressional committee...
June 25, 2009 - 11:43am
June 24, 2009
Our View: Officials should bring more scrutiny to the table when requesting pieces of the federal stimulus pie
Seven-hundred eighty-seven billion dollars. To borrow a phrase made famous about 20 years ago by comedian Chris Rock, "Good Lord, that's a lot of money!" It's been just over four months since President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law....
June 24, 2009 - 7:48am
June 19, 2009
Minnesotans watch federal health care plans
ST. PAUL - Health care reform due to come out of Washington this year looks a lot like what is happening in Minnesota, the state House health...
June 19, 2009 - 7:24am
June 4, 2009
Viewpoint: Remember the heroes of D-Day
On May 26, 1943, Red Wing high school senior Richard Ekholm celebrated his 18th birthday and days later walked across the Sheldon Auditorium stage in cap and gown. Just two months later, he boarded a Greyhound Bus destined for Fort Snelling where he joined the U.S. Army. Ten months...
June 4, 2009 - 7:29am
May 13, 2009
Letter: $23.1 Trillion with a capital 'T'
Recently, the unemployment rate in Duluth, Minn. hit 10 percent. The report of gross domestic product for the last quarter showed a decline of 6.3 percent -- a very bad economic indicator. Today Chrysler is taken over by the U.S. government and essentially given to the United Auto...
May 13, 2009 - 8:53am
March 27, 2009
Woodbury included in list of Minnesota cities eligible to receive federal stimulus dollars
Woodbury was included in a list of two dozen Minnesota cities that are now eligible to receive federal stimulus funding for municipal projects with an emphasis on energy reduction, city of Woodbury officials confirmed Friday. The announcement was made official, via a Thursday, March...
March 27, 2009 - 4:48pm
January 19, 2009
Three Woodbury High School students to attend Obama inauguration
For three Woodbury High School students the 2008 election is going to be extra memorable -- despite the fact that they didn't have the opportunity...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Viewpoint: Another reader's views on abortion
Two recent letters defending Barack Obama's voting record regarding abortions left out some crucial points. When he was a state senator in Illinois, a hospital in the town of Oak Brook was doing what is called "live birth abortions." This is a procedure where the woman receives...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Viewpoint: A response to a writer's challenge
Steve Lagoon (Viewpoint, Dec. 10) challenges me to show evidence that the Illinois bill Barack Obama opposed would have required resuscitative medical treatment for pre-viable fetuses, as opposed to simple palliative care.
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Viewpoint: Lagoon responds to critics of abortion Viewpoint
I offer the following as a response to those who criticized my opinion piece concerning President-elect Obama's views on abortion, beginning with Joyce Denn. Denn began her letter this way: "According to Steve Lagoon ("The Obama Irony," Bulletin, Nov. 19), Barack Obama voted to...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am