Mattis gives US troops a pep talk at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis chose an unusual site Thursday to begin a pre-holiday tour of military bases,...

Red kettles ring for last time this weekend

SHREVEPORT – The distinctive sounds of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle bell will continue to ring at area retailers through Saturday, Dec. 23. That will...

Alcohol petitions fall short of needed verified signatures

Two petitions to place alcohol referendums for the City of Minden on a December ballot have fallen short of the number required to move...

STAYING POSITIVE: Minden young adult faces disease, upcoming surgeries

 “I don’t need it to be easy, I just need it to be possible,” Krista Johnson said as she spoke of her...

Nominate the Man, Woman of the Year

Nominations due by Jan. 11 The 2018 award of Man and Woman of the year will take place at the 76th annual Greater Minden Chamber...

NEVER FORGET

Minden honors, celebrates first responders A packed crowd joined the Greater Minden Chamber Tuesday evening to honor and celebrate the actions of local first responders...

Report designates Minden ‘Safest City in Louisiana’

Minden is the safest city in Louisiana, according to a safety-focused website. SafeWise, a home security information and review website released its...

Trying one more time

Latest tax special session to begin June 18 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling lawmakers back to the Louisiana Capitol...

Expert: Political divide not that broad

Jacqueline DeRobertis BATON ROUGE — Political scientist Mark Wagner believes that America is not as politically divided as it seems. “Political division is normal,” he said...

Dorian parks itself over the Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the...