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Editorial: Pushing back tax deadline would help hurting businesses

We were pleased to hear Tuesday during the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners meeting that the county is looking into the possibility of pushing back ... Read more

Guest Column: A message of hope for southern Minnesota

In 1986, an economic crisis had shaken Greater Minnesota. Farms across the state faced bankruptcy and rural communities suffered. Accordingly, young people were leaving the ... Read more

Guest Column: I survived a pandemic

I had no idea of the coronavirus. It was a word that, little by little, I was hearing more every day and I came to ... Read more

Nice to know: Congrats to 4-H award winners

Congratulations to the following Worth County state 4-H award winners for 2020. National 4-H Congress Atlanta, Georgia trip winners were Tianna Charlson, Cecelia Hill, Hannah ... Read more

Letter: Trump played politics in virus response

What makes a leader? I think is a combination of courage, empathy, knowledge, a mastery of facts, the ability to listen to others and process ... Read more

Letter: Solution to COVID-19 is repentance, trust in God

If you dare say it, most people will suddenly go quiet and stare.  The stares may turn to glares. Nevertheless, somebody has to speak the ... Read more

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Editorial roundup: Despite temporary shortages, COVID-19 panic consumption will end eventually

People who live in New York City need never carry an umbrella. At the first sign of a cloud burst, nearly every corner has a ... Read more

Al Batt: Make it a point to pencil in a good day

I wasn’t singing in the rain. Gene Kelly did that. I walked in a light rain. Walking on a cloudy day was a way I could keep ... Read more

Letter: The church is the people

Greetings, today, friends. I pray all is well with you and your families. As we continue in this time of physical distancing, many are experiencing ... Read more

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Sarah Stultz: Dedication of teachers has never been more clear

I’m not sure how other parents are feeling, but this distance learning stuff has taught our family quite a bit already in the one week ... Read more

Editorial roundup: COVID-19 Minnesota response has been thoughtful, urgent

Minnesotans should have confidence in the response Gov. Tim Walz, his team and the Legislature have made to the COVID-19 pandemic. The approach to gathering ... Read more

My Point of View: Delayed U.S. response will cost thousands of lives

Coronavirus has come to Freeborn County. The 50-state disaster is here. John Forman’s apologia for Trump in this column last week is already flotsam on the ... Read more

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