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Upcoming LIFE fundraisers postponed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have postponed the 25th annual Rose Sale delivery and pick-up day from Tuesday, April 7 to Tuesday, June 16. If ... Read more

1 day ago by Jamey Helgeson.

50 states, 50 heroes: Earning respect

Born Dec. 17, 1907, in Peru, Indiana, Richard Nott Antrim briefly served in the U.S. Naval Reserve before his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Next steps in responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 The challenge of COVID-19 continues to be felt for each of us in not just Minnesota, but throughout the ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

Death on the far side of the world

This tale is true. I should know for it happened to me. Here is my story as I told it in “Potato In A Rice ... Read more

1 day ago by Peggy Keener.

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. That is the eighth time I have made that announcement in one medium or another. Since my first April with ... Read more

1 day ago by Holly Johnson.

Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

1 day ago by Eric Johnson.

More senior trips get postponed

As we keep you posted with the 2020 schedule, we have decided to cancel the May 14 trip this year to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. ... Read more

1 day ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

Nature Notes: Welcome the baby critters

By Julie Champlin With spring comes baby critters. An orphan is defined when the critter’s parents are no longer present to feed and protect it. ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Out of house social distancing

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting How long is social distancing going to last? I don’t know. Why? My husband is pleading to get back ... Read more

5 days ago by Al Batt.

Legislature approves new economic aid for small businesses and workers

A lot has changed from the time you read my last column in this newspaper. In the past two weeks, the Legislature and Governor Walz ... Read more

5 days ago by Jeanne Poppe.

Senior Travels take a break in the face of COVID-19

As many of you already know, our Senior Travel Club will be getting a slower start this year. Our Travel Office is closed at the ... Read more

5 days ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

LIFE taking precautions against COVID-19

We have been taking every precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a stay at home ... Read more

1 week ago by Jamey Helgeson.

50 states, 50 heroes: A wound too deep

Born Sept. 22, 1949, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, Kenneth “Kenny” Michael Kays reached adulthood during the Vietnam War. An ardent opponent of the war, Kays ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

Skunks announce spring

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting It’s important that I put my shoes in the closet with the left shoe to the left of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Making history as we live it

History is being made and preserved every day, and based on what is happening around the world right now, I am sure the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

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