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Ask SCORE: Small business jobs much impacted

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a tremendous impact on U.S. small businesses, particularly on smaller “Main Street” ...

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My Point of View: Runaway spending, other policies taking a hefty toll

I was a bit perplexed by the recent My Point of View by Joe Pacovsky. Pacovsky talked about ...

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Live United: Compassion fatigue takes a toll

I met with a colleague the other day. We walked into the conference room and looked at each ...

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My Point of View: Albert Lea has a bright future — it just needs more workers

lbert Lea has a bright future, yet I hear and read a lot of doom and gloom about ...

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Live United: 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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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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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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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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Live United: Majority of United Way work happens behind the scenes

Several months ago, a community member stopped in our office. She toured the office, and we chatted about ...

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Senate Report: Choosing life doesn’t need to be partisan

Choosing life doesn’t need to be partisan

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