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Opinion

Ask a Trooper: When is it right to give a citation?

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: My friend went in the ditch last weekend and was given a citation for Failure to Drive with Due Care.  ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Letter: Bonding bill must include funding for water infrastructure improvements

It’s good to see that the governor is elevating the need to pass a bonding bill this session, but his proposal misses an opportunity to ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Jayne Gibson: Lillis spreads warmth with others

Even during the cold Minnesota winter months, the community of Austin has much to celebrate!  Austin Aspires and APAC get to celebrate a Bright Spot ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Peggy Keener: Mao, the ruler

As a young teen, Mao enjoyed nothing more that joining in discussions with his friends.  On one occasion, after spending a night in a monastery, ... Read more

1 week ago by Peggy Keener.

Annie Lane: More letters on love to continue Valentine’s Day

Dear Readers: Recently, I asked you to write in with what you love most about your partners. I received enough responses to fill a book. ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

The Wide Angle: Meandering ponderings of icicles

The other day, as I was sitting on our couch that takes up ALL of the living room, I pondered life’s mysteries through the steady ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

Sarah Lysne: The comfort and joy of cookies

A few days before Valentine’s Day, my husband and I were at Mayo Clinic visiting with one of my doctors. It seems that a few ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Holly Johnson: We’re on the air

What do “Amos and Andy,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” and “War of the Worlds” have in common? They were popular radio shows that provided entertainment ... Read more

1 week ago by Holly Johnson.

Patricia Mueller: Government should tighten its budget instead of taxing struggling Minn. families

The governor’s budget proposal was presented last month and has been discussed in many of the finance committees in the House. Unfortunately, even as many ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Our Opinion: Can the paper ever unpublish a news story?

Every once in a while, the staff at this newspaper receive requests from people by phone, email or in person who ask that a story ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Michael Stoll: Blanche Bruce — A man of many firsts

Since February is Black History Month, I felt it would be remiss if I didn’t write a column about one of the country’s greatest Black ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

Al Batt: Hard not to comment on the weather ­— but it’s cold

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I had a chance to win $500 on a radio show. They asked me how many strings a clarinet ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Other’s opinion: Suicide call centers’ opening is timely

The Free Press First and foremost, you should know that feeling somewhat gloomy right now is perfectly understandable. The continuing pandemic, daily struggles and a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tribune News Service.

Annie Lane: Consequences of pandemic fatigue

Dear Annie: I am an RN who does COVID-19 swabs in a tent outside my hospital for people who have been exposed or are symptomatic. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Ask a Trooper: License plates must be placed both front and behind

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I bought a vehicle and it does not have anywhere to put the front license plate, do I need to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

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