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Kevin Nelson: Swimming pool processes and protocol

It’s been a great first week for re-opening at the Municipal Swimming Pool. The hot weather has added to the enthusiasm of pool-goers, and yes, ... Read more

3 hours ago by Kevin Nelson.

Annie Lane: Tension with father’s family

Dear Annie: My older brother and I have been dealing with a touchy situation for years. We are both adopted; our parents divorced when we ... Read more

3 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Evie Mohrfeld: Senior Travel finally opening to the public

Mark Tuesday down on your calendar for the reopening of the Travel Office at the Mower County Senior Center (400 Third Ave. NE). We will ... Read more

4 days ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

Sarah Lysne: The joy of victory: Finding the strength to be brave

My Grandpa Keenan owned a little brown Shetland pony named Trixie. One Sunday afternoon when I was about nine years old, I decided to take ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Peggy Keener: A woman for her time

Was she a businesswoman? A scientist? An inventor? Or a downright disreputable quack? Yes to all. A marvel in her day, her homemade herbal compound ... Read more

4 days ago by Peggy Keener.

The Wide Angle: Much like the Twins, I’m all over the place

And now, another episode of “I Don’t Know What to Write About This Week — A Random Approach to Column Writing.” Rolls right off the ... Read more

4 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Ask A Trooper: Hitchhiking is a concern of safety

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: Is it legal to hitchhike in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 169.22 states “No person shall stand in a roadway ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Our Opinion: Clean car standards push need to be paused in Minnesota

In a Minnesota Public Radio story this week, it was reported that one of the sticking points to agreeing to a budget this year at ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: Thoughts of summer baseball

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Hello. Hello? You’re leaving. I know, but I’m terrible at goodbyes. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful ... Read more

7 days ago by Al Batt.

Annie Lane: Distant daughters-in-law

Dear Annie: For years, I have tried to have a relationship with my two daughters-in-law, and at some point, I finally gave up. Now, when ... Read more

7 days ago by Daily Herald.

Other’s opinion: Pandemic waning shows that government works

The Free Press, Mankato We’re more than 40 years past the day when former President Ronald Reagan famously declared “government is the problem,” but, clearly, ... Read more

7 days ago by Tribune News Service.

Our opinion: Morgan Freeman did not say that

No, Morgan Freeman did not say that and it doesn’t matter if you put his face next to it. In recent years, people have been ... Read more

7 days ago by Daily Herald.

Kevin Nelson: Outdoor pool season has arrived

Months of waiting, plus weeks of prep, and now, finally, the season is upon us. The long-awaited water play time is well deserved. I must ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Kevin Nelson.

Jamey Helgeson: White House unveils FY 2022 budget

On May 28, President Joe Biden released his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The most notable increases were for Vocational Rehabilitation Demonstration and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jamey Helgeson.

The Wide Angle: Mead that tastes like it smells

“So Eric, how is the homebrewing going?” Well Steve King, let me tell you how it’s going — not that you asked, but I couldn’t ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

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