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Guest commentary: Stop California rules from becoming Minnesota’s reality

By Scott Lambert President Minnesota Auto Dealers Association Stop California rules from becoming Minnesota’s reality Since September of 2019, the Walz Administration and its Minnesota ... Read more

HHH: Remember the joy of handwritten letters

One positive note of this slower business period at the Hormel Historic Home is having the time to focus on projects that don’t make it ... Read more

Annie Lane: Split ceremony wedding gifts — when to give

Dear Annie: What’s the correct etiquette for giving gifts for “reverse order” weddings? I have seen several times where a couple will first have a ... Read more

Letter: Clean energy a boon for Mower, Minnesota

Last year Mower County received more than $2.1 million in wind energy production tax revenue. Since 2004, the county has received nearly $20 million in ... Read more

Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed ... Read more

Al Batt: I’m stuck on the idea of crows and the time it takes for patience

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting When I was a kid, there were always a couple of never-going-to-run-again junker cars in our yard. Did that ... Read more

Annie Lane: Have an open heart

Dear Annie: For 25 years, a very close couple would get together with us for a nice meal. We did lots of things including trips ... Read more

Ask A Trooper: Law enforcement agencies putting increase patrol on speeding motorists

By Troy Christianson Question: I have heard speeding over 100 MPH has increased, what is the State Patrol doing about this problem? Answer: The Minnesota ... Read more

Other’s opinion: Feeding the hungry a priority as the economy struggles

The Free Press (Mankato) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. As many of us make another shopping list to get groceries, maybe making sure to ... Read more

Sustainable Answer Acre bringing interests together

Early in June, Northern Country Coop officially broke ground on its new grain storage bin just on the edge of Lansing, but the same day ... Read more

Hulne: Swim team makes its national mark

It takes a lot of courage and stamina to jump into a cold pool and swim until your arms are about to fall off while ... Read more

Johnson: Find a way to celebrate independence

Fourth of July celebrations will look very different this year, but I hope you have found ways to enjoy the holiday.  Although we are restricted in ... Read more

Our opinion: Send us your best

Boy, we are really getting tired of saying this, but like so many things, COVID-19 has played a role in disrupting Austin Expression. By now, ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Giving golf a futile try

A long time back, at the ripe old age of teen, I tried the game of golf.  I’ve told stories on occasion about the ineptitude ... Read more

Batt: The value of a cigar band

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Zoom Meeting   I was having a great day until it happened.   What happened?   My good luck horseshoe ... Read more

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