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John J. Benton Jr., age 64, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Sa…

Sadie Schumacher, age 96, of Deer River, MN passed away Monday…

Florence Soderberg 96, of Coleraine, passed away Friday July 1…

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A reader asked why scientists are so pessimistic when discussing the likelihood of humans surviving our own worst impulses. Well, not all scientists are pessimistic, but most are realistic. They are also aware of the history of life on Earth, specifically the millions of species that once oc…

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Too many doctors are forgetting this part of their Hippocratic oath. To deal with opioid deaths they are listening to DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and not treating addicts, pain patients, and others who need treatment that isn’t always abstinence. So some people who get cut off from legal m…

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