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Expand your pallet, teach open-mindedness

We had recently received our latest shipment from our monthly snack box and this month our mouths were traveling to the United Kingdom. Read more

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Capitol Comment: Evidence-based results are needed in gov’t decisions

Capitol Comments by Peggy Bennett If there is evidence that proves something isn’t working, should we just continue to do it? In state government, we ... Read more

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Ask a Trooper: Driving with earplugs and headphones

Question: Is it legal to wear earplugs or headphones driving a vehicle in Minnesota?  Does the decibel rating matter? Read more

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Sarah Stultz: Support local families for weeks to come

My heart skipped a beat Tuesday morning when I realized we would have obituaries for not one but two people in Wednesday’s paper who had ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Al Batt: They cut off heads of birds at the drugstore near here

I couldn’t find a short pier as someone had suggested I do. Read more

4 days ago by Al Batt.

My Point of View: What Trump really values is both power and control

When Trump shows you who he is, believe him. Read more

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Live United: Celebrate life and the great days to come in the future

My mother has a new puppy. My children are thrilled and called their Grannie to ask how Maggie did in puppy school that day. My ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Take time to unplug and fill your cup some

Let’s get the elephant out of the room. This week has been wild! Which is saying something considering the level of wild that 2020 made ... Read more

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My Point of View: Regionally and locally, we’re all ready for the year 2021

Albert Lea and Freeborn County are doing a great job. We are a county full of beautiful communities and communities full of outstanding leadership. Like ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Building back better is a priority for 2021

The year 2020, defined by a deadly and relentless pandemic, has been devastating for people in Minnesota and across the country whose lives, jobs, health ... Read more

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Ask a Trooper: How to call 911 when you can’t talk or type

Ask a Trooper by Troy Christianson Question: I was wondering if you could address what someone, such as my spouse, should do if needing to ... Read more

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Al Batt: Living in the middle of the country’s frozen food section

January is the perfect time to get a good deal on a Christmas tree. January is when we realize Canada’s major exports are cold fronts. Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Sarah Stultz: Anybody else ready for school to start up?

This winter break has been a long one. With school being on distance learning before the break and then the break being extended to allow ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Stultz.

Live United: Don’t forget to find your moments of hygge this year

Live United by Erin Haag I learned a new word the other day. A friend shared a picture of an outdoor fireplace with the caption ... Read more

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April Jeppson: Slowing down and focusing on what brings joy

“New year, new you!” “Phew — so glad 2020 is over!” “Well 2021 has to be better than this!” Am I forgetting anything? I feel ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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