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James Madison’s vision of religious freedom

Partisans on both sides in this campaign season are invoking the issue of religious freedom — or what they call “religious freedom” — to bludgeon ... Read more

Support for an A.L. splash pad means a lot

I was unable to attend the Albert Lea Noon Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast this past weekend, but I would like to thank everyone who ... Read more

Time to accept Trump will be likely GOP nominee

So it looks pretty clear to me that Donald Trump is going to win the Republican nomination for president. Read more

Easter a time to celebrate miracles in life

I believe in miracles. When I say the word miracle the thought that comes to mind first is a big life changing happening such as ... Read more

Water quality for the land of 10,000 lakes

Clean water has been an issue of growing concern nationally and it is no different here in Minnesota. We have been looking at ways we ... Read more