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Our opinion: Push for Progress

The news coming out of The Hormel Institute recently is nothing but good news, especially during a time filled with more than enough bad news. ... Read more

Annie Lane: Daughter with a nasty habit

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She ... Read more

Jamey Helgeson: Disabled community left out of the COVID relief bill

Late last month, Congress passed another COVID-19 Relief Bill after months of tense discussion. Advocates across the country fought hard so that people who have ... Read more

Free Speech: 1st Amendment doesn’t apply to Twitter, Facebook

The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. While fervent followers of President Donald Trump screamed foul and free speech when Twitter, Facebook and other social media banned ... Read more

Unity has long been a theme, and anxiety, for new presidents

NEW YORK — When Joe Biden addresses the country for the first time as president, his inaugural speech is likely to echo calls for unity ... Read more

Marvin Repinski: Others have recovered ­— now it’s our turn

For me, it is just good fortune that I went back to a book I had placed among my stacks a few years ago: The ... Read more

Holly Johnson: Remembering Anita Ulwelling

In 1946 Gertrude Skinner wrote a tribute about her dear friend Lillian Belle Hormel after her passing.  The piece painted a portrait of a beloved ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Yes, another column about my cats

For those of you within my legion of … what am I at now … 45 readers, who may be wanting more information about Lord ... Read more

Letter: Trump, Republicans continue pushing lies

Thank you for your well thought out  “Lessons learned?” editorial in Saturday’s paper.   You’re to be commended for saying it:  the Trump fiasco and ... Read more

Jena DeMoss: Virtual nutrition on the menu

As the world is adapting to doing things differently, so is your Hy-Vee dietitian staff to accommodate our customers. Hy-Vee’s top priority continues to be ... Read more

Letter: Hoping Biden can avoid making the same mistakes

In signing a nuclear agreement with Iran or North Korea, President Biden should not repeat the mistake of the first Iran deal: It imposed a ... Read more

Annie Lane: Struggles with being the other woman

Dear Annie: I am an attractive and well-educated divorced woman. Recently, a man whom I dated several years ago contacted me. We are both 70. ... Read more

Al Batt: Judging fish who can’t climb

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Another year has gone by and what have we learned? Nothing. That’s not true. I learned how to hoard ... Read more

Michael Stoll: How to write a proper political post on social media

I’m sure I don’t need to elaborate on how chaotic and divisive 2020 was, and the beginning of 2021 seems to be continuing that trend. ... Read more

Our opinion: Thinking Positive

We’re just a couple weeks into January and already it’s been rough. I think we can all recognize that we seem to be picking up ... Read more

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