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My Point of View: Access to abortion makes it safer to go through pregnancy

One thing I remember about my grandmother is her perception that husbands used to be able to cheat ...

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Guest column: Community news is too valuable to lose

“If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and ...

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Capitol Comments: Support law enforcement officers, don’t vilify them

One of the core functions of government is providing for the safety and protection of its citizens. It ...

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Ask a Trooper: Do I need a permit to transport used boat dock?

Do I need a permit to transport used boat dock?

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My Point of View: Want to participate? We welcome all to join us

We’re easy to find, and even easier to talk with. Come hang out with us and bring a ...

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April Jeppson: Find those things that help you fill your cup

I had the pleasure of taking a painting class this week. I love art in all of its ...

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Guest column: District full of outstanding teachers

At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I was lucky. I had many ...

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Senate Report: Fostering small business growth and job opportunities

Small businesses play a crucial role in our economy and communities by providing essential services and creating jobs. ...

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Guest column: CVCC provides crisis on-call services 24/7

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Freeborn County Crime Victims Crisis Center is participating in Building a ...

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My Point of View: How soon we forget the past

Katherine and I toured the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery near Arnhem in the Netherlands. This cemetery contains 1764 ...

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Ask a Trooper: Why aren’t seat belts required on a school bus?

Question: I am puzzled as to why seat belts are mandatory in vehicles along with a fine for ...

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Guest column: Ensuring Minnesota veterans can get the care they’ve earned

Whether they served in the jungles of Vietnam, the mountains of Afghanistan or the sands of Iraq, when ...

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Guest column: Statewide collaborations for thriving rural communities

As president of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), I have witnessed firsthand the power of collaboration. It is ...

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Capitol Comments: Could your voice be silenced?

A constitutional freedom is under attack in Minnesota and your voice may very well be silenced.

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My Point of View: Empowering our community through civic engagement classes

In my last column, I discussed the importance of civic engagement, and I’m thrilled to announce an exciting ...

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