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Franken is the serious choice for U.S. senator

Al Franken has surprised some people, including me, by turning out to be a very serious senator. He has focused on serving Minnesotans and delved ... Read more

When unfounded Ebola reports go viral …

So how scared should we be about the worldwide Ebola virus crisis? For nearly all of us, the answer to that question will come through what ... Read more

Imagining an Albert Lea with healthier choices

It’s time to start dreaming about a well-being way of life, picturing the best possible version of our community and ourselves. Imagine an Albert Lea ... Read more

Choose civility on small and large scales

There are many changes going on in our community right now and it’s easy to react out of fear or frustration. It’s hard to come ... Read more

Taking a first-grade lesson to lawmakers in St. Paul

During the past few months, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of nursing homes and assisted care facilities in Albert Lea, Wells, ... Read more