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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

1 day ago by Submitted.

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

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

4 days ago by Submitted.

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

1 week ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Creditworthiness vital for financing business

Whether you are starting a new business or planning to grow your existing business or have an on-going business trying to deal with loss of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: What are rules for livestock on streets?

Ask a Trooper, By Troy Christianson Question: My neighbor’s cattle are always out. They don’t take care of their fence and they are getting into ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: Safety tips for understanding roundabouts

Ask a Trooper, By Troy Christianson Question: I was hoping in a future column you could talk about safely navigating a roundabout. Last fall, a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Giving food to others in the community is an act of love

My daughter learned long ago that feeding people is love. Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Year challenging but filled with bright spots

Guest Column, By Tim Penny With the new year just days away, I have been taking some time to reflect on this past year. While ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: Democrats haven’t been party of young people for a while

My Point of View, By Aaron Farris First things first: Merry Christmas! In just a few short days, I turn 18 and will be able ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest column: What are steps to properly dissolve an LLC?

In the past few months, I have gotten questions about how one should properly dissolve an LLC business. As I have indicated in the past, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

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