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In March, the action in the predawn sky really picks up. The month opens with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn forming a straight line, in that order from right to left, above the southeastern horizon. On the fourth, the three planets are spaced almost evenly apart.

Business owners invest in Minnesota’s future every day. They invest in their employees and their communities. They invest in their business needs — equipment, workforce — to grow, many times before company profit is a guarantee. These investments lay the foundation for small businesses to gr…

I know it is only late February and it is almost impossible to predict what kind of winter this is going to be long term, but from my vantage point living in the woods, I can see that the snow is deep and the weather has been cold. Those are two factors that can really affect the health of o…

I have had the privilege to work in a school for the past 43 years. As a dance chaperone for three decades I have noticed that most schools have some kind of dance theme around the idea of heart at a semi-formal dance in February, such as Snoball, Heart Throb and a variety of other names aro…

Farming quietly continues to be one of the most dangerous professions in the United States, and as a result, this past week we recognized Grain Bin Safety Week across Minnesota and the nation as a time to draw attention to one facet of the industry where rates of accidents and deaths have be…

Editorials

Our next president must be committed to protecting and advancing the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed to all of us in the Constitution, and the current goal for our Rights for All campaign is to educate voters on where the candidates stand on these key issues.

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