The Republicans have failed to make headway reforming Obamacare, but their effort isn’t over. And there will continue to be lots of politics in the “fix vs. repeal/replace” debate.
There’s no shortage of threats to our democracy.
I think I know who I am, after living in this skin for over 50 years now. But, recent developments have given me some pause, and shook my feeling of certainty, which has led to further questions.
Are you packing up your car and hitting the road this summer? You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by AAA, road trips are the most popular type of vacation for families in the U.S. in 2017.
It’s a Chicken or Egg Thing!
Not that wall. The wall I am talking about is much closer to home, and more imaginary than brick and mortar.

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Dear Editor, The citizens of Albert Lea, Minn., need your help. We are extremely concerned and upset about Mayo Clinic’s decision to remove the In-Patient Hospital stay and Baby Delivery Services from Albert Lea and transfer those services to Austin, Minn. Mayo plans to use our current hospital...
Can you feel it? Fall is right around the corner, and that means it’s back-to-school time! Hopefully, you haven’t waited until the last minute and you have most of your shopping done. If not, that’s okay! Here are a few guidelines as you get everything together for your child’s first day back in...
The Republicans have failed to make headway reforming Obamacare, but their effort isn’t over. And there will continue to be lots of politics in the “fix vs. repeal/replace” debate. Republicans won’t consider anything that’s a mere “fix,” and the Democrats won’t consider anything that smacks of “...
Are you one of the many farmers without an identified farm successor? Purdue University says that’s around 75 percent, and about half expect nonfamily members to take over. A gradual shift of responsibilities and ownership, plus an extended mentoring period, can help ensure the continued success of...
There’s no shortage of threats to our democracy. Russian meddling in elections, the vulnerability of state voting systems to hacking, politicians’ assaults on the media, and political leaders’ growing fondness for policy-making in secret—all of these pose a real challenge to our system’s viability...
I think I know who I am, after living in this skin for over 50 years now. But, recent developments have given me some pause, and shook my feeling of certainty, which has led to further questions. I am talking about a recent DNA test I took on Ancestry.com, that produced some unsettling results....
Are you packing up your car and hitting the road this summer? You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by AAA, road trips are the most popular type of vacation for families in the U.S. in 2017. In fact, 10 percent more families are expected to take road trips this year than last. From...
It’s a Chicken or Egg Thing! Lee Hamilton’s commentary in the July 5 Graphic was an attempt to explain “Why we need to scrap the debt ceiling.” With this article I am offering a contrasting viewpoint about the debt ceiling, which I like to call our country’s “approved line of credit.” Hamilton’s...
Not that wall. The wall I am talking about is much closer to home, and more imaginary than brick and mortar. I am thinking about the bustle and excitement around the Lake Mills area the past several weeks, and how we can keep that going in perpetuity. The Wall, would help us keep more dollars in...
Whether it’s a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals—they’re part of the family. Pets can be friends, they can offer nonjudgmental companionship when you’re feeling down and they can put a smile on your face. To provide the best care for...

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