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Other’s opinion: Minnesota makes belated strides on civil unrest planning

Star Tribune Depending on your frame of reference, “Man plans, God laughs” is either a Yiddish adage or a song by Public Enemy. Or maybe ... Read more

Our opinion: Music has a future

Good things happen when good people come together for a common purpose and you don’t have to look any further than the new MacPhail Center ... Read more

Paid political letter: Vote for Evan Sorenson and the referendum

As a graduate of Austin Public Schools and a father and grandparent of past and present students of the Austin Public School system, I have ... Read more

Holly Johnson: HHH is getting closer to the holiday season

I know it’s still October, but we are only four weeks away from the beginning of the annual Hormel Historic Home holiday open house events.  ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Dropping a camera and having a heart attack

Few things in the world will cause a photographer to have a heart attack faster than the sudden weightlessness caused by a camera leaving the ... Read more

Political guest column: Poppe: A resume of success at the Capitol

It has been my great honor and deep privilege to represent constituents of MN House District 27B for the past 16 years. Every two years, ... Read more

Paid political letter: Reasons why I am now a Republican

I’ve been an Independent most my life; and have voted Republican and Democrat in the past.  Three years ago I became a Republican.  I changed ... Read more

Paid political letter: McAlister: A belief in investing in students

Dear Austin Community.  My name is Carol McAlister.  I am running for school board because I believe that investing in our children’s education means a ... Read more

Annie Lane: Time to chime up

Dear Annie: My neighbor put up wind chimes a few months ago. They are three-foot-long pipes that make a terrible clanging noise with every sweet ... Read more

Paid political letter: Dornink is a man of Minnesota values

The Minnesota DFL has spent a good deal of money on misleading mailers in an attempt to convince the voters of Senate District 27 that ... Read more

Jamey Helgeson: SSA announces cost of living increases for 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in 2021. The ... Read more

50 states, 50 heroes: In the kill zone

When Walter Keith Singleton was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee, his father was a prisoner in a German POW camp. When he returned ... Read more

Letter: Grant money from SEMAC will be helpful

Matchbox Children’s Theatre extends deep appreciation to the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for their generous $4,000 grant for general operating costs. Their support helps cover ... Read more

Al Batt: Winter’s insistent nature

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What are you smiling about? I wore this when I was in high school and it still fits. It’s ... Read more

Jena DeMoss: A surge in savory brings unexpected delights

It’s no secret that the average person consumes more than the recommended amount of sugar. With so many choices to tempt our sweet tooth, it ... Read more

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