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Annie Lane: Want to keep working from home

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and fortunate enough to have a job that I’ve been able to do remotely since the outbreak of ... Read more

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It’s when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and ... Read more

Our Opinion: We all stepped up once, time to do it again

Here we are again. The unwanted circumstance of restrictions brought on by the climbing case count of COVID-19. For four weeks, many businesses will be ... Read more

Other’s opinion: Minnesota Hockey’s response to COVID ‘pause’ deserves praise

Star Tribune Thank you, Minnesota Hockey, for your organization’s good sportsmanship this week as disappointment sets in over the state’s new four-week-long pandemic “pause” on ... Read more

Holly Johnson: Expressing gratitude for what we got

I would love to start this column offering you wishes for a nice Thanksgiving week filled with family, friends, and fun, but the current state ... Read more

Jamey Helgeson: Tell Congress to pass COVID-19 relief now!

It’s been months since Congress last passed pandemic relief legislation and we need action now that includes people with disabilities and those who support them! ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: Seat belt is always worth the reminder

By Troy Christianson Question: I have heard a lot about “click it or ticket” recently, I thought seat belt use was at an all-time high? ... Read more

50 states, 50 heroes: ‘Red Mike’

Born April 25, 1897, in Rutland, Vermont, Merritt Austin Edson grew up in Chester, Vermont. He joined the National Guard and was a student at ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Feeling just a little better about the world

By nature many would be within their rights to consider me a cynical man. I’m not the worst pessimist you’ll come across, certainly, but I ... Read more

Annie Lane: Unmotivated grown children

Dear Annie: I have two grown children living at home. Both are disrespectful to me and to my husband. I feel obligated to allow them ... Read more

Sarah Lynse: Choosing joy in the midst of life’s challenges

I think most of us would agree that life is hard. Everybody’s situation with the storms of life is different. I would never want to ... Read more

Evie Mohrfeld: Thanksgiving on the road

As we continue to reminisce about our travel memories, our thoughts of Thanksgiving and its origin come to mind and a motorcoach trip in September ... Read more

Other’s excuse: No excuse for virus nondisclosure

Star Tribune Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and several members of his caucus have tested positive for COVID and Gazelka has experienced some symptoms. ... Read more

Annie Lane: Teach a man to fish

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and retired. We have always had a special relationship with our 27-year-old grandson, bailing him out financially ... Read more

Al Batt: Keep your glasses in working order

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve lost a family heirloom. My mood ring has gone missing. How do you feel about that? I don’t ... Read more

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