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My Point of View: Support opposition to Minnesota’s current one-sided system

There is only one side to every issue and other opinions are all wrong! If I said that about President Trump, Democrats would be all ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Start bringing your business back to life

Local small business CEOs are considering a common question right now. How do I bring my business back to life again? We have started the ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Amy Klobuchar: Honoring the United States’ heroes this Memorial Day

It’s been said that a nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. We tell the world who we are as a country by ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: Regular session ends, but the work continues in Legislature

The 2020 legislative session came to a close this week when we adjourned at midnight on Sunday, May 18. Nevertheless, these next few weeks and ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: A new social distancing living routine

Most days are similar to me during this distancing pattern the last several months. I awaken when it’s light, around 7 a.m., and meditate each ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: New Albert Lea Farmers Market regulations for 2020

For over 40 years now, the Albert Lea Farmers Market has been pleased to provide our customers with healthy, safe, local food access, as well ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: What types of leaders are our state’s representatives?

Governor Walz is a true leader who circles the herd in response to danger. Rep. Peggy Bennett said she “lost faith” in Gov. Walz’s COVID-19 plan ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: In reopening, worker safety must come first

COVID-19 has brought a devastating public health crisis to our state. Hundreds of thousands of workers are risking their lives to continue to provide essential ... Read more

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Guest Column: COVID-19 preparations — life in a skilled nursing facility

Skilled nursing facilities and assisted living organizations are home to one of the most vulnerable populations: seniors. Our facilities are also the most highly regulated ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Vern Rasmussen Jr.: Reach out to city councilors with concerns and questions

This is a trying time for many, for both public health and economic reasons. My heart goes out to those grieving and caring for loved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Peggy Bennett: Stay-at-home order ending, but more work to be done

On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that his stay-at-home order will be lifted on Monday, and we have now moved to his “Stay Safe Minnesota” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: The Postal Service, property taxes and coronavirus fears

What to write about this week? Joe Biden supporters killing the #MeToo movement by ignoring sexual harassment claims by staffer, outing of files containing exculpatory ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: Focusing on broadband and the budget amid COVID-19

The Minnesota Legislature’s May 18 adjournment is approaching fast, and we are moving quickly to address COVID-19 related issues and to strengthen our economy. With ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Renewable fuel standard benefits Minnesota economy

Recently, the governors of a handful of states asked the Environmental Protection Agency to waive the renewable fuel standard for this year. An RFS waiver ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: Stand up for rural America by supporting the post office

“No matter if it rains or snows, the mail must go through.” I learned these song lyrics as a young child growing up in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

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