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Ask a Trooper: Talking spring safety

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: Can you talk about motorcycle safety going into spring riding? Answer: With everything going on in the world today, a ... Read more

Sarah Lysne: The joy of the moment

It was just an ordinary Monday, but the night was somehow magical. It had been such a long time since I had spent any amount ... Read more

Annie Lane: Smile and laugh

Dear Annie: I notice many readers have problems and anxieties. Maybe something my mother taught me will help them. She lost two husbands to illness ... Read more

Sen. Gene Dornink: Important ag measure included in Ag Omnibus bill

Friends and neighbors, As we begin to wrap up the Legislative session, we are spending most of our time passing legislation to help our communities. ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: ‘Thank you’ for making Easter event a success

The Easter Egg-Stravaganza Event, which was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Austin on April 3, 2021, was an awesome morning for the community to ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: House bonding bill overlooks critical needs for Greater Minn.

This year in particular, we have been advocating for a capital investment bill that will serve as the foundation for economic recovery in all corners ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Power tools, or reasons to keep them away from me

If you were to go back in time and ask my woodshop teacher for his thoughts on me using power tools, then I suspect they ... Read more

Mary Barinka: Celebrating acceptance

By Mary Barinka Community Autism Resource Specialist Hormel Historic Home In April we celebrate Autism Acceptance/Awareness month!  (As guest columnist this week I want to ... Read more

Peggy Keener: The gentle woman who quietly roared

After a failed five-year marriage, this First Lady worked as a fashion coordinator in a local Grand Rapids women’s store. There she met a 35-year-old ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: Supporting affordable housing

In the recent news is the story about the possibility of transforming the old YMCA property into apartments. The proposal submitted is comprehensive and targeted ... Read more

Our opinion: Small Town Pride

We want to congratulate the Hayfield Vikings boys basketball team for their recent championship at the Minnesota Class A Boys State Basketball Tournament this past ... Read more

Other’s opinion: Beefing up farm conservation programs should draw support

The Free Press, Mankato A renewed focus on conservation programs to convert sensitive farmland to wetlands and grasslands is the best way to provide additional ... Read more

Poll: 15 percent of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. ... Read more

Annie Lane: Compliment good behavior

Dear Annie: A few months ago, someone wrote to you about how uncomfortable the bad manners of children of a relative made her feel at ... Read more

College Hoops winners announced

The NCAA Tournament has come to an end with it comes our winners in our College Hoops contest. Chris Napton is our first winner, winning ... Read more

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