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Our Opinion: Don’t miss Progress

By now, you may have noticed that our 2021 edition of Progress has hit shelves or has been delivered to your home this past Saturday. ... Read more

Minnesota StarWatch: Take advantage of the lengthening days

By Deane Morrison Winter may seem endless by the time March rolls around, but this month the sun and the day length are both climbing ... Read more

Annie Lane: Trust your instincts, put children first

Dear Annie: My husband and I separated two years ago. Ultimately, we divorced about a year ago due to his rising alcohol and drug abuse, ... Read more

Other’s opinion: Health Care: Allow prescription imports from Canada

The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Longtime Republican member of Congress Gil Gutknecht was considered a rebel in his party when he proposed making it legal ... Read more

Our opinion: Online journalism plays a vital role

The Herald is in the middle of our first online contest set up to reward readers near and far with the opportunity to win a ... Read more

Guest Commentary: Celebrating entrepreneurs

By Tim Penny Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation President/CEO National Entrepreneurship Week takes place each year in late February. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate ... Read more

Holly Johnson: Lizzie Hormel: full of ambition

As often happens around the Hormel Historic Home, we start out researching one topic and end up with more information than anticipated. For the upcoming ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Draft day, or pretending to know what a general manager thinks

Was there ever a time Vikings fans haven’t wanted to trade Kirk Cousins? Asking for a friend. The quarterback’s time in Minnesota has not exactly ... Read more

Jamey Helgeson: Join our virtual programs in March and April

Since March 2020, we have held over 200 virtual programs and that will continue into the spring and possibly the summer months and beyond. If ... Read more

Letter: To the tremendous local community supporters

This year’s Austin Area Foundation second annual “For the Love of Austin” event was a huge success because of you! When I say community supporters, ... Read more

Letter: Attend Township Day on March 9 – you have a direct voice and vote!

For those that live in one of Minnesota’s 1,781 townships, we encourage you to attend your local government’s annual meeting on Township Day, Tuesday, March ... Read more

Our opinion: Loss of theaters a loss for Austin

Last week’s announcement by Odyssey Entertainment that it was closing the CineMagic  7 Theatre here in Austin was a devastating blow to the community and ... Read more

Annie Lane: When sharing reconnects people

Dear Annie: My husband has been insulin dependent for 56 years and must avoid COVID-19, so I have stayed at home during the past 10 ... Read more

Other’s opinion: Congress should improve Affordable Care Act

The Free Press (Mankato) The special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act is underway for the next three months, offering the opportunity for Americans ... Read more

Al Batt: Memories of cold are cold

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Twenty below zero temperatures are one of those things that make memories. I’ll remember my eyelids freezing open. I ... Read more

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