Opinion

In the past four years, eight of our sixteen judges in the Sixth Judicial District have retired or left office, with several more departures looming on the not-too-distant horizon.  Even allowing that judicial careers are relatively short because most of us are middle-aged when we start out,…

Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, this pandemic persists, in part due to resistance to the vaccine.  While I do not support vaccine mandates and believe in personal freedom of choice in health matters, it is important that people make sure they are basing their decisi…

I have noted something about myself in the last few weeks. Apologizing and thanking folks in abundance seems to be something that I do too often. 

Obituaries

Jon Lampel, 61, Kettle River, died Saturday, September 11, 202…

Leanna Louise Hannah (Breitbarth) Niss, age 91, of Sandstone, …

Patty L. Chaput, 65, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 20…

Lowell Francis Zellmer, age 72 of Moose Lake, passed away on M…

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Ruth M. Brink, 98, Moose Lake, died Friday, August 27, 2021 in…