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Let science help settle gun debate

February 20, 2013 in DL-Online

Between 1973 and 2012, the United States experienced 65 cases of rabies, while the National Institutes of Health offered 89 major research grants to tackle the subject. Continue Reading

Use caution and good manners when riding snowmobiles

February 1, 2013 in DL-Online

With the expectation of additional snowfall before spring arrives, snowmobilers are already in snow heaven. We urge caution as this exhilarating, but dangerous pastime ramps up this winter. Continue Reading

GOP offers a better way to balance budget

January 25, 2013 in DL-Online

There is one thing that’s a given when Gov. Dayton’s budget proposal hits the table, it will include a tax increase. But if Gov. Dayton would examine the course of the state’s economic recovery he would say NO to increasing the tax burden on hard working Minnesotans. Continue Reading

Other Opinions: Sanford hospital harbinger of new era

January 23, 2013 in DL-Online

When an expansion project as large as Sanford Health’s new hospital in Fargo got under way, rumors were sure to fly. Continue Reading

How rural Minnesota can plow a way forward

January 9, 2013 in DL-Online

Rural Minnesota is losing its influence, reports a new study by the Center for Rural Policy and Development. Continue Reading

Farm bill may be N.D. freshman rep’s first test

January 4, 2013 in DL-Online

Freshman U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., may be looking for a way to make a real difference as his first term in Congress begins. Continue Reading

‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’

January 2, 2013 in DL-Online

True, it’s anybody’s guess where politics and the economy are headed. But there are other measures against which the prospects for 2013 look more upbeat. Continue Reading

Opportunities for charitable contributions still aplenty

December 28, 2012 in DL-Online

While Christmas may be over, the best time of year to give might be right now. Organizations like the Salvation Army, Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Someplace Safe and the United Way can still benefit greatly from donations of all kinds. Continue Reading

Statistics back it up: schools are safe

December 26, 2012 in DL-Online

“Our schools are safe.” In the wake of the horrific murders in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, we’re hearing that assurance over and over again. Continue Reading

America needs to get going on rational gun debate

December 21, 2012 in DL-Online

Maybe now it’s possible for the people of this great nation to engage in a rational debate about gun violence. Continue Reading