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Annie Lane: Unmotivated grown children

Dear Annie: I have two grown children living at home. Both are disrespectful to me and to my husband. I feel obligated to allow them ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Sarah Lynse: Choosing joy in the midst of life’s challenges

I think most of us would agree that life is hard. Everybody’s situation with the storms of life is different. I would never want to ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Evie Mohrfeld: Thanksgiving on the road

As we continue to reminisce about our travel memories, our thoughts of Thanksgiving and its origin come to mind and a motorcoach trip in September ... Read more

1 week ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

Annie Lane: Teach a man to fish

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and retired. We have always had a special relationship with our 27-year-old grandson, bailing him out financially ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: Keep your glasses in working order

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve lost a family heirloom. My mood ring has gone missing. How do you feel about that? I don’t ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Marvin Repinski: Understanding the mystery of ourselves

A teacher and leader of many causes while working for many years at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has been an influence ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Marv Repinski.

50 states, 50 heroes: A corpsman’s courage

Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Ogden, Utah, George Edward Wahlen dreamed of being an aircraft mechanic. When he enlisted in the Navy in 1943, he ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Annie Lane: Son invited ex to live with us

Dear Annie: I am a 58-year-old woman who shares a split-level house with my adult son, “Brad.” Brad lives downstairs in what is essentially a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Ask a Trooper: Maintain your tires this winter

By Troy Christianson Question:  How do you determine if your tires are unsafe for winter driving? Answer:  Tire talk is important anytime of the year, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Peggy Keener: Ocean cruising in Austin, Minnesota

I grew up believing the world had three oceans: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and East Side Lake Ocean. Having not seen the other two, I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Peggy Keener.

Jayne Gibson: Celebration of Austin’s Bright Spots

Austin Aspires and Austin Positive Action Coalition once again are pleased to co-sponsor the Austin Bright Spots Award. Recipients of the “Bright Spots” award are ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

The Wide Angle: Yeah, I play video games. What of it?

I had a hard time concentrating when I started to write this week’s dribble. Waiting for me at home was my newest game to my ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Holly Johnson: A glimpse of George Hormel and his time on the road

The following letter from George Hormel to his mother dated Nov. 16, 1886, gives us a glimpse into his life on the road. For seven ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Johnson.

Al Batt: A stinker of a bad joke

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What’s wrong? It’s my son. He won’t eat fish. I don’t know what to do. Replace him with a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Nature Notes: Fall migration of bald eagles

By Alison Jennings Naturalist/Intern As the National Bird of the United States of America, most people are familiar with the Bald Eagle. They occupy a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

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