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  • Our View: Someone knows who killed Amy Todd Fleming and it's time to tell

    Somewhere out there, someone knows who killed Amy Todd Fleming on Jan. 11, 1996.It’s time to come fo ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Hard line on immigration now conservative litmus test

    In some circles, Sen. Marco Rubio is being labeled a “moderate” or “establishment” Republican even though his voting record is extremely conservative. ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • 20 years later, family’s pain has not subsided

    To the Editor:Twenty years! Twenty years? We are still adjusting as a family to the loss of a daught ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Letter: Shodeen plans not the best security practices.

    To the Editor:I am a member of multiple security based organizations, including ASIS International a ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Letter: This year we all get a bonus day

    To the Editor:We have 366 days this year because of the leap year. It takes the Earth 365.2422 days ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Another View: Rethinking mandatory minimum sentences

    In the cascade of ironies that continues to tumble out of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, here’s one that might have been easy t ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Pitts: Obama's tear a starkly human thing

    He didn’t bawl.His voice only roughened for a moment and he dabbed at a couple tears that straggled ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Barone: ​Negative campaigning breaks out in Republican race

    Rough and tumble. Hammer and tongs. In the race for this year’s Republican nomination, Donald Trump has not hesitated to attack and ridicule many of h ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Another View: Plan on Real ID compliance

    The Minnesota Legislature’s dilemma for complying with the federal Real ID Act boils down to a simple-but-patently-unfair choice: Comply for the conve ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Letter: Experience necessary for presidency

    To the Editor:If businessman and theatrical presidential hopeful Donald Trump is so heavy on “saying ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Letter: Founders' intent clear in preamble

    To the Editor:                            When people run out of rational reasons for advocating cha ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Our View: Punishment decisions seem arbitrary

    The punishments handed down last week by the Sheriff’s Merit Commission to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Meagan Pettengell and her husband, Sgt. Ryan ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Letter: Stop knocking Spartan bowlers' home lanes

    To the Editor:In regards to the article published on Wednesday featuring Sycamore vs. DeKalb boys bo ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Our View: Thumbs-up to low prices for gas

    Thumbs-up: To low gas prices. With the price of a gallon of regular unleaded well below $2 and expected to stay that way at least through mid-February ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Another View: North Korea's nuclear mistake shouldn't pay off

    North Korea’s fourth nuclear test is an abrupt reminder that for Kim Jong Un, the costs of developing an atomic arsenal don’t yet outweigh its benefit ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
    Other