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My Point of View: President has done great job reacting to COVID-19

The Democrats in Congress put the brakes on the economic stimulus package in order to add extraneous add-ons that were pet projects of Nancy Pelosi. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: More help in the fight against COVID-19

Minnesotans are facing one of our greatest challenges in generations as we work to combat the spread of COVID-19. On one front, we are doing ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: State Patrol has 770 marked squads in the state

I was approached at a gas station and asked several questions about the State Patrol squads. I was recently issued a 2019 Dodge Charger, and ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: Will nation unite when COVID-19 pandemic is over?

There are significant moments in history that are ingrained in our memories. Nov. 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated. March 30, 1981, President Reagan was shot. Sept. 11, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Business owners should stay optimistic amid pandemic

Tips for small business during the coronavirus outbreak: Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Peggy Bennett: Still working for you amid COVID-19 pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes in our communities and around the world, and it has now altered our work at the state ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Staying safe, healthy and smart

Every time I pick up the paper or go online, it feels to me as if we’re characters in a film — an approaching virus, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: The zipper merge has many traffic benefits

Could you explain the zipper merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the zipper merge many times, and it seems ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: Do what we can to reduce dependence on China

Since first announcing his candidacy for presidency in 2015, Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed the importance of bringing back manufacturing to the U.S. from China. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dan Sparks: Working for the bonding priorities for Albert Lea

The biggest priority of the 2020 legislative session remains putting together a robust bonding bill. This bill would invest in infrastructure needs throughout the state ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Ask a Trooper: What are rules for blue or Xenon headlamps?

Are the blue or Xenon headlamps legal in Minnesota? Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Comprehensive sex ed is harming children

Jennifer Vogt-Erickson shared her point of view on Feb. 24, stating that a recent presentation about the proposed Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) mandate for all ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

My Point of View: Disinformation spreads fast like a virus

We have an unhealthy amount of toxic political discourse, and social media has amplified it and allowed disinformation to spread more easily. Democracy is jeopardized ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Peggy Bennett: Some farmers could be put out of business

Imagine working on your taxes and coming upon the surprise discovery that you owe the IRS $100,000. Immediately. Though it may sound far-fetched, it is reality. Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Guest Column: Annexation by ordinance unfair to township

On Monday, Feb. 24, the Albert Lea City Council held its first reading of an ordinance to annex 25 acres of land from Bancroft Township ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

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