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Michael Stoll: Mike Stoll has left the building

I hate long goodbyes… yet this will probably be one of the longest I’ve made.  If not, it’s ...

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Our Opinion: City makes the right decision on property 

The Austin City Council’s decision Monday night in favor of a rezoning request on the Baudler Property at ...

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Rep. Patricia Mueller: Community solutions to overflowing jails

On Friday, Oct. 15, I hosted a meeting about expanding a pilot program aimed at giving nonviolent offenders ...

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Jamey Helgeson: Make a difference with LIFE Mower County on Give To The Max Day

People like you are the reason that LIFE Mower County is able to provide quality programs for our ...

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The Wide Angle: Of course I tried turning it off and on again

I’m a sidekick. That’s about all that I’ve ever been. I’m the kind of guy that runs beside ...

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Kevin Nelson: Bandshell has become flood proof

The Bandshell at Community Park has now been “flood proofed.” This entailed filling in the basement with sand ...

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Ask A Trooper: Are my headlights legal in the State of Minnesota

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I was wondering if my head lights are 2,500 lumens each, is that ...

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Marvin Repinski: Taming the animal

“The desire to go home … is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to ...

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Annie Lane: Love will carry on

Dear Readers: Thank you for your heartfelt and humbling responses to Second Wife, who is bothered that her ...

Editorials

Our opinion: Motorized wheelchairs will open up nature

Later this year, the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center will be adding an exciting new opportunity for those ...

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Other’s opinion: Shots are our defense against multiple illnesses

The Free Press, Mankato Shot fatigue. COVID-19, flu, shingles, tetanus, chickenpox, measles-mumps-rubella vaccines and others. So many shots, ...

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Annie Lane: Husband’s age gap is inappropriate

Dear Annie: My husband is 59 years old and thinks it is OK to ogle young girls less ...

Al Batt

Al Batt: Whistling out of habit

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting There are no leaves on your lawn. I bought a leaf blower. ...

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Work on outdoor hockey rinks has begun

Maintenance staff began re-constructing hockey rink boards at Kaufman and Galloway Parks last week in preparation for seasonal ...

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It’s Bing-OH! time

Our annual Bing-OH! Holiday contest is returning for another round complete with cash prizes. Cards will be included ...

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