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President Joe Biden’s decision to not seek a second term was expected, anguishing to anticipate, and necessary for the good of the nation. Biden has been an exceptional leader, rescuing …

Graham Gillette got it about right, speaking of engineering initiatives along the North Raccoon River to control nitrate pollution. Gillette, a member of the Des Moines Water Works Board that …

When I was a young man in Storm Lake 60 years ago, the city’s summer street improvement projects resurfaced 12 to 20 blocks every year with asphalt, and streets that were really in need were …

Caring Paws, the community volunteer organization behind the drive to create a no kill animal shelter in Storm Lake, has made significant progress in recent months. We have strong leadership and a …

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump was not a conspiracy. It was the action of a lone, 20-year-old man armed with an assault rifle who somehow climbed onto a building just 175 yards away and …

Back in the good ol’ days, when everything was more wholesome, Storm Lake was an abortion center. Dr. James Alva Swallum was The City Beautiful’s most prominent physician, founding a …

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, Know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, And know when to run. — Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” …

I attended the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) downtown presentation on April 25. The folks from IEDA went over the surveys that some individuals and businesses completed and the IEDA …

The Iowa Public Information Board’s staff made a swift and important determination that a flood committee created by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors illegally met in closed session on …

As we endure the heat of a contentious presidential campaign this summer, a serene portrait of President John F. Kennedy gazes over the newsroom of the Storm Lake Times Pilot, a reminder of simpler …

Do you remember that phrase our nation’s founders wrote in the preamble to the Constitution 237 years ago? The one about forming a more perfect union? We have hit some speed bumps in that …

Another 4th of July is now history! Storm Lake sure does a great job of celebrating this patriotic holiday. The Star Spangled Spectacular draws a huge crowd from all over and the city pride is …

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors got an earful recently during a public meeting about how to control drainage of the Iowa Great Lakes and the Little Sioux River. Flooding hurts tourism, and …

Jimmy Cagney high-stepping George Cohan through World War I in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” on July 4 caught me up in patriotic fervor. The trucks and sirens from the Big Parade had just cleared …

Political platforms occupy a unique place in American politics. While they possess no real power over their parties’ candidates, they do offer evidence of how their parties’ supporters …

I have followed your career closely the past few years. It is amazing the huge influence that an Iowa farmer has had on national politics. As the leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee you where …

If Joe Biden is using a walker with an oxygen tank attached, and if his eyelids are propped up by toothpicks, and if he cannot debate after supper time, we will vote for him on Election Day with …

A shoutout to all the volunteers who helped put on the Star Spangled Spectacular Wednesday and Thursday. We’ve been enjoying it for decades from our vantage point at the corner of Cayuga …

Through the years, justices on the Iowa Supreme Court typically avoid harsh or overzealous language in their decisions. That is why two separate dissenting opinions jumped out Friday when the …

Trump Republicans claim key issues to address in the next presidential election are border security and inflation by returning to MAGA. Since Trump led Republican leaders to abandon the bipartisan …

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