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Others opinion: Flu shots more important than ever

The Free Press, Mankato Last year’s flu season was almost nonexistent thanks to people wearing masks and social distancing. But getting a flu shot this ... Read more

Our Opinion: Always Remember

Today we are all taking a moment to think back to the horrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, and how it altered our course as ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Tweeting to an epic playlist

I got a rather unique message in my inbox the other day. It was from Twitter and it was different from the messages that say, ... Read more

Our Opinion: Ways to support small business

As you may have read this past weekend, Lansing Corners has new owners and a new vision for the future. Steve Patterson and Brian Miller ... Read more

Annie Lane: No one cares anymore

Dear Annie: I am a 75-year-old woman in good health, and I’ve been married for 54 years. I have wonderful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My ... Read more

Al Batt: She’s my darling sugar lump

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m sorry for making you wait. I was on the phone with the clinic about my horrible cold. Not ... Read more

Ask A Trooper: Be aware of farm implements making use of our roadways

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I followed a tractor that had triple wheels on each side and took up half the lane of oncoming traffic. ... Read more

AP-NORC poll: Americans warier of US government surveillance

WASHINGTON — As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, Americans increasingly balk at intrusive government surveillance in the name of ... Read more

Sarah Lysne: The joy of finding a good therapist

I am writing about this topic because it is something I feel passionate about. Many people are afraid to seek out a therapist because they ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Make the time to find you

The other night, after a long day at work, I came home and poured myself the proverbial two-fingers of Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey and ... Read more

Kevin Nelson: Bridges at Nature Center

As regular visitors to the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center may have noticed or soon will notice, two bridges are in need of repair or ... Read more

Peggy Keener: Marriage saved by doughnuts

I married Glen 63.5 years ago. The setting for our wedding was a December fairyland of deep fresh snow ablaze with sparkling glints that perfectly ... Read more

Marvin Repinski: When the well goes dry

“I loath my life”…. I will say to God. “Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and ... Read more

Sen. Gene Dornink: Gearing up for a busy fall

Friends and neighbors, As the summer comes to an end, the Minnesota State Fair is drawing patrons and businesses from across the state. It will ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: Good Samaritan helps with grocery bill

My thanks to the kind gentleman who paid for my groceries at the store recently. My items were bagged as I reached in my purse ... Read more

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