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Dave and Kathy Palmquist: Thanks to Whitewater staff, volunteers for great year

This year, 2019, is the centennial anniversary of the establishment of one of Minnesota’s favorite state parks: Whitewater. Read more

Ann Williamson: Mail-theft victim speaks out

I totally agree with Mary Catherine Fox's letter to the editor regarding "Stealing Mail is Serious Crime." Read more

LaVern Hauschildt: Kiwanis appreciates help with Peanut Day

On the 18th, 25th and 26th of October, the Kiwanis Club of Winona Sunrisers held our annual Peanut Day fundraiser. Read more

Nancy Prodzinski: Thanks to our brave veterans

I asked, "How can you enlist at 17 years old?" Read more

Keith Leibfried: Why must Parks Avenue be closed?

Why must Parks Avenue remain closed while a private construction company works on the new YMCA? Read more

Jeff Morgan: Thanks for making WAPS classroom safer

A lot of work happened last summer and throughout the start of this school year as part of the Winona Area Public Schools referendum passed… Read more



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Patricia Murphy: How America's mayor became America's State Department

With friends like Rudy Giuliani, who needs the State Department? Read more

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Nicolas Loris: Green New Deal is bad policy

We’re not hearing much about the “Green New Deal” these days, but it’s still a priority for some candidates, as anyone who’s attended a rec… Read more

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Commentary: Trump and Netanyahu are pushing American Jews to the left on Israel

When Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time as heads of state, the Israeli prime minister praised the American president for restoring a policy of "no daylight" between the nations. Such a policy can mean providing Israel with the security to take risks in peacemaking, as was the case with President Clinton and Prime Minister Ehud Barak during the Oslo talks and with ... Read more

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Commentary: Trump's latest anti-immigrant move: Making it far more costly to apply for citizenship

A quiet Friday before the long Veterans Day weekend was apparently as good a time as any for the Trump administration to unveil its latest assault on immigrants: rules changes designed to deter those legally here from acquiring their rightly earned citizenship. The proposed new rules direct United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services, or USCIS - the arm of our immigration system that is ... Read more

Commentary: Sanctions against North Korea hurt women

The policy of the United States toward North Korea can be summed up succinctly: Sanctions, sanctions and more sanctions. The U.S. believes its policy of "maximum pressure" will cause North Korea to denuclearize, but it appears to be having the opposite effect, hardening North Korea's resistance and strengthening its resolve to keep pursuing its nuclear ambitions. Not only have the "maximum ... Read more

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Trudy Rubin: Talk of a 'new Cold War' between U.S. and China is misleading

BEIJING — Thirty years ago this week I was on my way to Prague to watch Czechoslovak communism end with the Velvet Revolution. The Berlin W… Read more

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Commentary: Don't destroy what makes America great

When I crossed through Checkpoint Charlie from West Berlin to East Berlin nearly 30 years ago, the failures of former East Germany were immediately obvious. The grey unkempt landscape and dilapidated buildings looked as though that country hadn't been repaired since American and Soviet tanks faced off yards apart decades earlier in one of the most tense nuclear showdowns. While there, I ... Read more

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Commentary: Tammy Duckworth: A strong Clean Water Act keeps our drinking glasses full, our fish safe to eat and our beaches open

Imagine it's the first day of summer. You decide to take your young family to cool off at Lake Michigan. You pack a lunch, get the beach towels out, load up your kids with sunblock and send them out to play in the lake. After a great day of summer fun, you arrive home and see that your daughter has a rash on her arm and your son is suddenly ill. This could be the reality for families across ... Read more

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Patricia Murphy: How America's mayor became America's State Department

With friends like Rudy Giuliani, who needs the State Department? Read more

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