Guest Columns

Austin named as a Tree City USA for 37th year

We are very proud to relay that Austin was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 37th year. Read more | Add your comment

Spring has brought the year’s first trip

Spring has arrived and we are ready to make our first trip this week. On Wednesday we will be heading for Owatonna for a tour ... Read more | Add your comment

Keeping Minn. competitive in a changing economy

As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been ... Read more | Add your comment

Seeking third CREP in Minn. for water quality, habitat

Seeking third CREP in Minn. for water quality, habitat

Ten years ago, Minnesota’s local Soil & Water Conservation Districts were rolling out the second chapter of a highly successful conservation initiative called the Conservation ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion: Cyber security is worth buying

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says it’s time for “Securing the State.” State government websites and computer systems are in need of upgrades, the Pioneer Press ... Read more | Add your comment