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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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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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My Point of View: There’s a home for you in the Freeborn County Republican Party

Why are “progressives” treating these Democrat senators like this? Easy, because they’re not caving to the radical wing ...

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Live United: The ball is rolling with the discussion about food security

When I sent the email invite out for the food security meeting, many email platforms decided that because ...

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Rules for buses and emergency vehicles

Ask a Trooper by Troy Christianson Question: I drive school bus and am a retired firefighter. Recently one ...

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April Jeppson: Parenting is hard work, but well worth it

I want to tell you about my friend Hailey. I first met her when she was 15. She ...

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Al Batt: It’s a case of Colorado Rocky Mountain high jinks

I walked on a moonless night when no star dared twinkle. It was as dark as a dark ...

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Guest column: 125 years of the Salvation Army in Freeborn County

One hundred twenty-five years ago, in January 1896, Lt. Leander arrived in Albert Lea and began the work ...

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Sarah Stultz: I survived the Facebook outage — now what?

Nose for News by Sarah Stultz It seems like it took less than an hour after Facebook came ...

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My Point of View: Democrats offer far more substantial support for mothers

Democrats in Washington are bargaining hard for major infrastructure projects, paid medical leave and extending Biden’s child tax ...

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