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Remember sending mail by RPO and HPO?

Recent publicity about the famous Pony Express used to convey U.S. Mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and California could provide the incentive to mention two ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Editorial: Cut pay means increased welfare

In 2008, a survey of restaurant owners in Minnesota found that the average server earned $15.43 per hour in wages and tips. Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Albert Lea restaurants offer healthier choices

Last year, two-thirds of the restaurants in Albert Lea signed the AARP/Blue Zone’s Vitality Project restaurant initiative pledge and made changes to their menus offering ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Voters, be aware of faulty elections

A few weeks ago, I wrote an open letter of concern to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and State Attorney General Lori Swanson expressing my ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Republicans say one thing and do another

I find the recent letter from David Anderson of Lonsdale to be slightly confusing. Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

State representatives rarely get thanks

Recently I drove past the west entrance to Edgewater Park and noticed that the gate was open and the road was in so that the ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Hot weather means muskie fishing time

It’s not the heat — it’s the humidity! Ever found yourself saying something like that when talking about the weather? Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Mid-Season and the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are closing in on mid-season and the All-Star game is upon us. A traditional time of reckoning for Major League teams. Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Without free press, we would know a lot less

The real value of a free press in American life is being demonstrated dramatically these days, from the Gulf of Mexico to Afghanistan and Washington, ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Editorial: Are you paying the tuition?

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa is on to something. Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Even Barack’s cousin says he could do better

In the days since I suggested that President Obama’s rhetorical style mimics feminine tropes, I’ve been informed of the following: Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Where are limits on gambling spending?

The recent local news relative to the owner of a local abstract company begs questions. I have a personal interest in the case, due to ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

One home improvement project leads to others

“I need to get a new doorknob for the back door,” I said, with a wrinkled brow providing the illusion of thought. Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Editorial: Release the tax returns

DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton in late June agreed to release his income tax summary statement for public scrutiny, according to various Twin Cities news ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

Make America’s fuel part of energy solution

As millions of Americans celebrate our nation’s independence this week, the continuing devastation from the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is a ... Read more

10 years ago by Staff Reports.

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