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Sarah Lysne: The joy of playing in an orchestra part II

This column is continued from last week. “Your finger nails are too long!” But, Mr. Briceland was a ...

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APS Column: Quality schools make Austin special

Dr. James Herrick I have lived in Austin for more than 50 years, leading a dental practice and ...

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Annie Lane: Daughter deserves better than this baby daddy

Dear Annie: I’m a divorced father with two children. My son has been depressed for over 13 years, ...

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Peggy Keener: The sad/happy story of Big Cheeks

Big Cheeks led a life of misery. As the grandson of a slave, he was born in 1901 ...

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The Wide Angle: Hero of the vine

Standing in the face of a shearing north wind, which simultaneously announced the end of summer as well ...

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Nature notes: The month of the mud cat

By Kara Page Naturalist/teacher intern Muskrats have had many names over the years: mud cat, marsh hare, and ...

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Marvin Repinski: Everybody wants a part of me

“I was hungry and you gave me meat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was ...

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Guest Commentaries: Election officials are your friends and neighbors

By Tina Rennemo City clerk-treasurer in Baudette, Minnesota After nearly 30 years as an election administrator, I have ...

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Annie Lane: My boys won’t work through their trauma

Dear Annie: I have two grown sons, ages 32 and 24, and they are my oldest and youngest ...

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Ask A Trooper: Can hay bales be pulled on state highways?

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: Is it legal for farmers to load hay on a state highway? Our ...

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Al Batt: Can’t eat and sleep at the same time

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My doctor told me I should sleep and eat at the same ...

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Jena DeMoss: Sensational Squash

Winter squash season is here! And while zucchini will still remain in my veggie rotation, the heartiness of ...

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Minnesota StarWatch: Jupiter shines in the October skies

By Deane Morrison The nights are getting longer and darker, but brilliant Jupiter provides a beacon until well ...

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APS Column: Thank you for ongoing support

We have had a tremendous start to the new school year at Austin Public Schools. You can feel ...

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Sarah Lysne: The joy of being part of an orchestra

Last weekend I had the privilege of listening to some beautiful hymns played on piano and violin. I ...

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