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Opinion

The cactus are in bloom

As we move into summer, we are continuing  to take precautions in order to begin traveling again. Currently, we have no definite travel plans, but ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

The demise of a family member

Oh, Aunt Jemima, you’re gone. In the heaviness of my heart, I cannot let your passing go unnoticed as I lament yet another icon lost ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Peggy Keener.

Knowing the difference absentee and mail ballots

This is the second part of a commentary explaining the election process. By Scott Felten Mower County Auditor/Treasurer Before a person can Absentee vote, they ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Our Opinion: Commending those that were tested and the ones that made it happen

We would like to commend all of those that took the time this weekend to step up and take advantage of the free COVID-19 testing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Our Opinion: Help state decide how to plan for school in fall

The Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday released guidance for schools across the state to consider in preparation for the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Commentary: My view on George Floyd incident: A compelling case for justice, fairness and forgiveness

Watching the video of Mr. George Floyd’s interaction with the police in Minneapolis evoked a complex mixture of emotions in people. Our reactions and emotions ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: The ins and outs of holding one’s breath

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Masked Meeting I believe it’s good luck to hold my breath when an ambulance goes by. I never heard of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Letter: Special session a train wreck

The special session was a train wreck. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and recent civil unrest, Minnesotans need strong state leadership at the Legislature ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

AP-NORC poll: Nearly all in US back criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly want clear standards on when police officers may use force and consequences for officers who do so excessively, according to a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Paid Political Letter: Martinez Passionate about good government

Thomas Martinez represents the past and future of MN House District 27A. Mr. Martinez and incumbent Peggy Bennet will ask for our votes in November. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

AP-NORC poll: Politics drive divergent view of US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ outlook on the national economy has improved somewhat from its lowest points during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Our Opinion: Do not become complacent

This week’s sudden turnaround and spike in COVID-19 cases in Mower County is a stark reminder that we are not out of the woods yet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Highlighting changes in voting and its impact

This is the first half of a commentary explaining voting in the upcoming primary and elections. The second half on absentee and mail-in voting will ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

The Wide Angle: The art of overthinking and a garden

Because of conflicts related to the COVID-19 … wait, I’m sorry. It’s just muscle reflex at this point to state that something or other has ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Activities to take you through the summer

No summer ice, no pool, limited organized recreational activities — what are my kids and I to do? Ahh, summer, a time when whimsical thoughts ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Kevin Nelson.

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