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The State Of The American Citizen - Lost Focus, Lost Interest, And Lost Knowledge

We live in a social media world that has robbed people of their focus on what matters.

Misinformation Rules The Internet

Where do you put your trust in the news today?

Nature Faces Many Threats Including Our Lights

For children, seeing fireflies at night is pure delight.

Politics, Campaigning Stop Important Legislation

When you call a legislative session perhaps “historically contentious,” with plenty of history of bitterly contentiou

Economic Development Takes Sustained Attention

Benson requires a focused and persistent economic development effort if it is to meet the challenges we face today an

Ensuring The Right To Vote Comes First

As we approach the 2024 elections, we constantly hear fears of undocumented immigrants voting and rigged elections.

Ensure Green Energy Respects Rural Beauty

You’ve built your dream home with a beautiful unobstructed view of the country landscape around it.

Local Grocery Stores Essential To Our Communities

Our rural grocery stores are essential fixtures of our communities that deserve far more support from the public than

Public Notice Has Historic Role With Newspapers

Efforts are underway in the Minnesota Legislature to further damage the future of the state’s community newspapers.

Seeing Each Other Is Good For Us - Do It More

Hanging out with friends is good for your mental health and overall happiness.

Representative Democracy Dying With Newspapers

“If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors

To Reach Rural Voters Support A Rural Life

If you say you know the cause of a problem, you had better have a good understanding of what’s at the heart of it.

Nurturing Play Could Lead To New Discoveries

Is “necessity the mother of invention,” or is there something else more fundamental at work?

Civility’s Lessons Start With Us And At Home

“Civility has worsened in the United States, and most people blame social media and the media generally,” the 2023 Am

Local Government Must Be Personal Not Remote

There is nothing like a packed meeting room to get the attention of elected officials.

A Community Needs Every Voice To Contribute

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