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When tempers run high and emotions boil over, some people ball their hands into fists, and innocent walls pay the price. Wall punching is a potentially dangerous yet time-honored tradition that …

Sooner or later in life, at some time along the way, various events remind us there may be many, or at least quite a few, truths we’ll never know — questions with no answers, evidence …

In the heart of Benton County, a quiet revolution is underway, subtly but significantly altering the original built landscape of Foley’s downtown corridor.   The Foley City Council …

The perpetual search party

People usually improve at tasks that they repeat over and over again, but I lose my personal belongings around the house all the time, and I am not getting any better at self-inflicted games of …

Early weekly newspapers in our area sometimes printed brief stories (usually humorous accounts) on their front page regarding well-known citizens in the community. Editor Farrington, publisher …

The power of poetry

D-Day in Foley

So, the designated start of summer occurs three weeks into June? In Minnesota, summer begins when the school year ends, and far too soon, the last week in June signifies the end of the …

Laugh it off

In many ways, laughter is the universal sound of happiness. From the early stages of life, laughter is a consistent companion. Babies, just a few months old, begin to giggle in delight, a habit …

Minnesotans grumble about highway construction every summer and fall. Our 135,000 miles of public roadways are a major benefit for travelers and are a costly privilege for taxpayers. Within our …

Domestic violence

Recently, I reviewed statistical data for our office’s work by examining the five crimes most reported to our office in 2023. Remarkably, the most reported crime in 2023 was domestic assault. …

The people puzzle

One seemingly simple question has haunted kindergarten students and young adults alike for generations: What do you want to be when you grow up? Many young children approach this inquiry with …

Minnesota Housing is a state agency that provides access to safe and affordable housing and builds stronger communities across the state. Minnesota Housing offers purchase, refinance and home …

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