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The Wide Angle: Lord of the Floors —The Return of Couch

If you’re reading this then I must have been a success of some sort when it comes to redoing our living room floor. In point ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Our Opinion: Drug crisis doesn’t take a break

The sharp rise in drug overdose deaths reported by the Associated Press at the beginning of the week should come as no surprise given the ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Vaccine offers hope for returning to what we love

As a primary care physician at Mayo Clinic, it’s my job to listen to and advise my patients on the best medical care for them. ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Letter to the Editor: Open letter to Rep. Jim Hagedorn

Dear Sir, you need to inform your constituents on what your vote will be in the upcoming caucus vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Stop playing games

Dear Annie: I’m a 34-year-old man with a superb wife. We’ve been married eight years, and things are great between us. The problem is my ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates how many Americans immunized

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday vastly overstated the number of Americans who’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. And when addressing the racial gap in ... Read more

6 days ago by Associated Press.

Guest commentary: Want broadband deployed statewide? Work with electric cooperatives

The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges in the past year, including forcing school districts and business owners to figure out how to conduct operations on ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: Throwing a wrench into the mental game

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m not sure. I can’t believe you don’t know how old you are. I used to know, but I ... Read more

6 days ago by Al Batt.

Carolyn Bogott: Kari Hall a welcoming face

Any time you enter Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin, your visit or stay is enhanced by the greeters at the door, the information desk volunteers, and ... Read more

6 days ago by Carolyn Bogott.

Ask A Trooper: Putting light on tint

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: If a person has a medical exception to a specified window tint level (per medical prescription by medical provider), do ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Jena DeMoss: Move more in May with your Hy-Vee registered dietitians

Hy-Vee wants to make fitness a part of your daily routine with our “Move More” wellness challenge. During the month of May, customers can register ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Being kind shouldn’t cost you

Dear Annie: Please help me convince my 72-year-old husband to stop engaging in conversations with telephone solicitors. He gets several calls a day on his ... Read more

6 days ago by Daily Herald.

The Wide Angle: Refinishing wood floors with a woodshop idiot (and cats)

Do you realize that I’ve willingly damaged my house in order to make it better and that I’m writing this before said project supposedly succeeded? ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

Lysne: The joy of finding common ground

By Sarah Lysne My family and I were invited to my nephew’s wedding in Austin, Texas. I had not flown since being diagnosed with ALS. ... Read more

1 week ago by Rocky Hulne.

The Art and Travel Club fulfilled a need

By Wendy Larson Hormel Historic Home Guest Columnist In the late 1800s, it was expected that the educated women of Austin—especially teachers — put aside ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

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