Evaluating insurance needs Dear Dave,
“Dog Stories” My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas—usually about things I should do) suggested I carry dog treats.
I’ve never needed a President, or any other figurehead, to pander to me or reaffirm my beliefs—I don’t expect it, and, frankly, would not care to listen.
Do you want control over your land? Letter to the Editor, Farmers, Ranchers, Landowners, and anyone interested in the consequences of government officials making harmful decisions,  
“The World of Birds” The raven nest was the big news this spring.
Ignorance is one of those concepts that—no matter how obvious or widespread it becomes—never ceases to sicken and surprise with the ridiculous power it holds over certain portions of the population.

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“A Little Awkward” It’s harder to keep in touch with people these days. Things are opening up but it’s going to be a while before we hop in a car and visit people the way we used to. I met the pastor of my church while walking. She told me the youth group had been meeting via Zoom and the kids...
With 27 years of age arriving for me this week, once again the idea of time has been weighing heavily on my mind. With the tumultuous state of the world (in almost every possible way), the future feels even more uncertain than ever before. I’ve never been the type to assume how any given day will...
Q: What is the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program? A: The USDA will accept applications through Aug. 28, 2020 from farmers for pandemic-related financial assistance. The direct payments will help keep hard-hit farming operations afloat due to catastrophic disruptions in the marketing and...
The legislative session re-started this week, continuing the work from a couple months ago and with a few new challenges ahead. This session looks much different than it did when we paused. Now, committee meetings are held in the Senate chamber instead of committee rooms to allow for social...
Teachable moments are valuable at any age Dear Dave, A good friend of mine passed away recently. In his will, he left me a couple of items and some money, and I’d like to share the money with my son. He is 25, and a good kid, but he is still impulsive with his finances. Do you have any advice for...
“The Only Dog in Minnesota” I want to make it clear that we are not adopting a dog. I won’t deny it is tempting. We decided not to get another dog because we travel. Dogs and airplane travel do not go well together. Now, however, with no travel in sight, I admit I am consumed with envy when I see...
Q: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected mental health? A: On top of the risk of contracting the infectious disease called COVID-19, another invisible impact of the pandemic reaches across all demographics and regions of the country. Americans are coping with unprecedented disruptions to daily...
In a week that has encapsulated a lifetime of oppression, violence, intolerance, and systemic racism, our nation is now being forced to come to terms with even more of its inherent failures. Covid-19 exposed economic and healthcare issues (and everything those infrastructures embody and branch into...
by Steve Corbin, Professor Ermitus of Marketing Univ. of northern iowa With about 150 days remaining until the Nov. 3 presidential election, its paramount voters get focused.  Seven realities awaiting the electorate have less to do with the candidates than one may think. Reality No. 1:  the...
by Charlie Wishman President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives and our economy. No one understands that better than America’s working people. For too many of us still working on the front lines of this pandemic, simply going to work could mean...

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