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Annie Lane: Daughter with a nasty habit

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Jamey Helgeson: Disabled community left out of the COVID relief bill

Late last month, Congress passed another COVID-19 Relief Bill after months of tense discussion. Advocates across the country fought hard so that people who have ... Read more

2 days ago by Jamey Helgeson.

Marvin Repinski: Others have recovered ­— now it’s our turn

For me, it is just good fortune that I went back to a book I had placed among my stacks a few years ago: The ... Read more

2 days ago by Marv Repinski.

Holly Johnson: Remembering Anita Ulwelling

In 1946 Gertrude Skinner wrote a tribute about her dear friend Lillian Belle Hormel after her passing.  The piece painted a portrait of a beloved ... Read more

2 days ago by Holly Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Yes, another column about my cats

For those of you within my legion of … what am I at now … 45 readers, who may be wanting more information about Lord ... Read more

2 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Jena DeMoss: Virtual nutrition on the menu

As the world is adapting to doing things differently, so is your Hy-Vee dietitian staff to accommodate our customers. Hy-Vee’s top priority continues to be ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Struggles with being the other woman

Dear Annie: I am an attractive and well-educated divorced woman. Recently, a man whom I dated several years ago contacted me. We are both 70. ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: Judging fish who can’t climb

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Another year has gone by and what have we learned? Nothing. That’s not true. I learned how to hoard ... Read more

5 days ago by Al Batt.

Michael Stoll: How to write a proper political post on social media

I’m sure I don’t need to elaborate on how chaotic and divisive 2020 was, and the beginning of 2021 seems to be continuing that trend. ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Ask a Trooper: Headphones not allowed while driving

By Troy Christianson Question: Is it legal to wear earplugs or headphones driving a vehicle in Minnesota? Does the decibel rating matter? Answer: State statute ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Holly Johnson: Celebrating Twelfth Night

Since I am sure you’ve always wondered how the ladies of the YWCA in the 1930s celebrated Twelfth Night, I am sharing with you an ... Read more

1 week ago by Holly Johnson.

Sarah Lysne: The joy of being a princess

I had somewhat of a charmed childhood. At a very young age, I learned that the name, Sarah means princess, and I took full advantage ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Late husband’s family is bothering me

Dear Annie: I’m a 39-year-old mom of four. My husband recently passed away, in April of this year. His family was never very kind to ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

The Wide Angle: Excited and clueless about science

The other day I had the absolutely fun experience of sitting down with Dr. Robert Clarke, The Hormel Institutes’s new executive director. The purpose of ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

Peggy Keener: The holiday treat that never ever retreats

I could have become emotional, you know, lamenting the pesky social restructuring of the holidays this past year. But I resisted. Why bother when we’ve ... Read more

1 week ago by Peggy Keener.

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