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Live United: Thanks to those who answer the call when there are needs

This week, a mama laughed when Nikolle called her and let her know we had some boots for ...

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Guest column: Having gratitude for local entrepreneurs

In this season of giving and gratitude, I am inspired by how generously the people in our region ...

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Ask SCORE: Develop a plan to protect your business

Even the best risk prevention plans aren’t infallible. Natural disasters, freak accidents and a range of unanticipated events ...

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My Point of View: Now is the time to find out about the Republican Party

With the elections over, we have an idea how our government will be run for the next two ...

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Ask a Trooper: Good tires make all the difference in winter

Question:  How do you determine if your tires are unsafe for winter driving?

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Ask a Trooper: Top 10 winter driving tips from State Patrol

Question: I heard on TV the State Patrol responded to over 1,300 crashes and five fatal crashes the ...

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Live United: The needs are many in the community — but so is help

This week, I talked to a mama on the phone. She came to our Winter Gear Distribution and ...

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My Point of View: Let’s keep the area moving forward in the next session

First, I want to say what a great DFL candidate Mary Hinnenkamp was for Minnesota House 23A. She ...

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Ask SCORE: Be aware of and prevent common risks

In my last column, I started a series of three columns devoted to the topic of protecting the ...

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Guest column: Be kind: Respond with grace and space

World Kindness Day is Nov. 13. It’s a day that needs to be recognized more than ever before. ...

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Live United: Thanks for giving where you live and help us reach more

Last week, I rattled off All. The. Things. Except it wasn’t truly all the things, because there’s no ...

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Ask a Trooper: Are there laws against loud music in vehicles?

Question: My question stems from all the vehicles that have loud music playing. I can hear them coming ...

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April Jeppson: Kudos to all who challenge themselves

First things first. If you have a chance to go to the high school musical, you should go. ...

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Guest column: Groups working on child care shortage

One of the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce’s committees is the Chamber Business Education Collaborative (CBEC). As ...

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My Point of View: What do you hope to see after elections?

We just shared an amazing and well-run campaign during this midterm election in Minnesota. This 2022 election included ...

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