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Our opinion: We’re all in this together

The recent announcement that Mower County is freeing up $1.25 million in COVID-19 relief for small businesses comes as good news at the right time. ... Read more

Others Opinion: U.S. must unite to fight foreign attacks on the 2020 election

Star Tribune Russia, China and Iran are targeting the 2020 election, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. To protect our democracy, America — from the White ... Read more

Al Batt: I’ve been told my mask is inside out

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I put cow manure on my strawberries this year. I’ve heard that’s a good thing to do. Maybe so, ... Read more

Ask A Trooper: Check boat, trailer before traveling

By Troy Christianson Question: Can you talk about boat trailer safety with all the traffic we see pulling these things? Answer:  State Troopers often encounter ... Read more

Roger Boughton: Dan Ball is a man of the athletic fields

By Roger Boughton Unsung heroes are those who make a real difference in the shadows of the community.  They are those “special” heroes who make ... Read more

Evie Mohrfeld: Making the best of the new normal

We are now into August and are adjusting and making the best of the new normal. There have been lots of new activities and lifestyle ... Read more

Jena DeMoss: Beef bowls and beyond

By Jena DeMoss Hy-Vee Dietitian Have you always considered beef to be “off-limits” in terms of health? You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that ... Read more

Annie Lane: Child abuse never really leaves a person

Dear Annie: My father did everything he could to make my life miserable, and to deprive me of anything and everything. He treated my brother ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: Law enforcement actively engaged in enforcing the cell phone law

By Troy Christianson Ask a Trooper Question: There are way too many other drivers on their cell phones calling or texting.  Why don’t you enforce ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Welcoming a cosmic visitor

It’s hard not feeling a little bit existential about life after looking at Comet NEOWISE. It’s a special event, not unlike being able to spell ... Read more

Annie Lane: Finding home newly

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 37 years. We were separated for five years and, recently, have started spending time together ... Read more

Our opinion: Be aware of scammers

Numerous times every year we write stories on scams that are making the round. Either these tips come to us from law enforcement, who push ... Read more

The unfailing fervor of fruitfulness

Quiz. Why did God invent teeth? 1. So we could smile and not look all gummy. 2. So toothpaste companies could prosper. 3. So dentists ... Read more

50 states, 50 heroes: Hershey

Born Oct. 6, 1925, in Gallup, New Mexico, Hiroshi Miyamura was the son of Japanese immigrants. As a child, a teacher who was unable to ... Read more

Letter: Police Accountability Act a good first step

The League of Minnesota Cities thanks the State Legislature and the Governor for their work to pass the Police Accountability Act. This legislation is a ... Read more

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