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Carolyn Bogott: A need to contribute

Laura Helle lives the philosophy that her parents modeled and taught her: “To have the community you want, ...

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Annie Lane: Daughter’s defiance devastates me

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Melanie,” now 34, dated a boy when she was 15. It only lasted a ...

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Peggy Keener: The birth of a church

The scene: the outskirts of Oakland, MN, July 31, 1856. A group of worshipers is gathered under the ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of every season

Our lives go through so many different seasons. When our kids were little, I was in the season ...

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APS: More than pink

By Teri Wermager and Sarah Wermager Austin Community Education brought the More Than Pink program to Austin in ...

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Marvin Repinski: Deliver us from evil

Throughout their religious life, many people share in private or often in services of worship the prayer attributed ...

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Isabelle Reuter: Stability and mobility, the key to your fitness journey

Are you tired of losing your balance or feeling like you might tip over while you exercise? The ...

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Nature Notes: The wiley coyote

By Kelly Bahl Outreach Naturalist February is prime time to listen for your neighborhood family of coyotes. But ...

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Ask a Trooper: Stay in place for emergency vehicles at intersection

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I was wondering if you are stopped at a stop light in the ...

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Mike Postma: Businesses highlighted for its work environments

What makes an organization a great place to work? Workforce Development, Inc is again seeking to recognize the ...

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Annie Lane: Gifts go unappreciated — again

Dear Annie: Each year, I send my sister’s three adult children gifts. The youngest does not thank me ...

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Al Batt: Cat hair is everywhere but on the cat

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting All my teachers said I could go places. What happened? I liked ...

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Phil Burkhart: What does the Austin Symphony Orchestra do for our community?

In this column I would like to talk about the many contributions the Austin Symphony Orchestra has made ...

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Community Salute: RCC an important part of community

A study released earlier this week by Minnesota State, the system of 26 state colleges and seven state ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of January

You might not have ever associated January with joy, unless you have a birthday in January.  I know ...

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