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Sarah Stultz: Time off does body and mind some good

As I finished making the newspaper last Tuesday night, I got in my car and could feel a ...

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Al Batt: The TV ran all over us and left laugh tracks behind

The TV looked down haughtily at me from its lofty perch as I sat in a waiting room, ...

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Ask SCORE: Small business jobs much impacted

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a tremendous impact on U.S. small businesses, particularly on smaller “Main Street” ...

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My Point of View: Runaway spending, other policies taking a hefty toll

I was a bit perplexed by the recent My Point of View by Joe Pacovsky. Pacovsky talked about ...

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Live United: Compassion fatigue takes a toll

I met with a colleague the other day. We walked into the conference room and looked at each ...

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April Jeppson: MEA break feels like a short mini vacation

It’s MEA and that means the kids don’t have school for a few days. Sometimes we take a ...

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My Point of View: Albert Lea has a bright future — it just needs more workers

lbert Lea has a bright future, yet I hear and read a lot of doom and gloom about ...

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Al Batt: They made haste slowly, were laughing when police arrived

Like Don Quixote, I fight imaginary villains. I needed to do a few electronic signatures. This resulted in ...

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April Jeppson: Glorious soup season has arrived in Minnesota

It’s finally soup season. I’m not sure if that’s a legitimate time of year, but I feel if ...

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Live United: Winter gear drive has started at various locations in town

Many boxes are out. You’ll find the Winter Gear Drive boxes at Hy-Vee and Walmart, Whimzy, Plymouth Shoes, ...

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Senate Report: Minnesota’s police problem — we need more

Friends and neighbors, I have heard a lot of concern in our communities about rising crime across the ...

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Al Batt: He died in a tragic sock accident and why I like to wear sandals

I asked my father for further details on his 70th birthday, but it was too soon. He couldn’t ...

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Sarah Stultz: Are you thankful for your local newspaper?

Last week, I wrote about the hours-long global outage on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, but what I didn’t ...

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Ask SCORE: Estate planning for farm families

This is my third column in a series on the topic of helping farm families to plan their ...

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Ask a Trooper: Tips for safe driving during times of heavy fog

Question: This week it has been extremely foggy on the morning commute, can you give some advice on ...

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