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Nature Notes: Welcome the baby critters

By Julie Champlin With spring comes baby critters. An orphan is defined when the critter’s parents are no longer present to feed and protect it. ... Read more

Our Opinion: Look for the silver lining in stay-at-home order

Minnesotans — like people all over the world — have been asked to make many adjustments to their lives over the last few weeks in ... Read more

Out of house social distancing

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting How long is social distancing going to last? I don’t know. Why? My husband is pleading to get back ... Read more

Legislature approves new economic aid for small businesses and workers

A lot has changed from the time you read my last column in this newspaper. In the past two weeks, the Legislature and Governor Walz ... Read more

Senior Travels take a break in the face of COVID-19

As many of you already know, our Senior Travel Club will be getting a slower start this year. Our Travel Office is closed at the ... Read more

LIFE taking precautions against COVID-19

We have been taking every precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a stay at home ... Read more

50 states, 50 heroes: A wound too deep

Born Sept. 22, 1949, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, Kenneth “Kenny” Michael Kays reached adulthood during the Vietnam War. An ardent opponent of the war, Kays ... Read more

God, can I ask you a question?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church If you were able to ask God any question and were guaranteed an answer what would you ask Him? ... Read more

Our Opinion: Support businesses that support local efforts

It has only been a few weeks since changes went into effect to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and people’s daily habits were instantly forced ... Read more

Our Opinion: Be vigilant in protecting yourself against scams

In a time where many people are feeling uncertain as our nation seeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, others are ready to ... Read more

Coping with stress amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Karlee Steffani The impacts of COVID-19 are widespread. As the world continues to change — oftentimes on a daily basis — emotional reactions such ... Read more

Our opinion: Time to get into the Bing-ohh! spirit

BINGO! Our Bing-ohh! game is returning and its now time to get your game card out. For years we’ve been hosting this fun game with ... Read more

Ask A Trooper: Explaining squad car color

By Troy Christianson I was approached at a gas station and asked several questions about the State Patrol squads. I was recently issued a 2019 ... Read more

Letter: Poppe there to help

A short time ago the Minnesota Department of Health provided its daily update of confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of March 22, there were 169 cases ... Read more

Skunks announce spring

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting It’s important that I put my shoes in the closet with the left shoe to the left of the ... Read more

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