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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to visit Worthington Thursday
District 518 board hears news of Prairie Elementary activities
Sunset Park is headquarters for Saturday swim, hockey
City sees increase in commercial and residential development in 2016
Worthington man sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct
Prep roundup: Pipestone Area wins Big South Conference wrestling tournament; Three Trojans seniors place first
Gymnastics: Trojans score over 141, top Blue Earth Area
Prep sports roundup: Marshall tops JCC boys basketball team again
WHS basketball: Trojans claim fourth straight in win over New Ulm
Prep roundup: Two late goals lift LS-H/SP past Luverne
Health care bill offers ‘real solutions’
Letter: Weber’s ‘bait and switch’ on health care
Letter: Changes needed in charitable gaming taxation
Letter: Introduction of invasive species can be stopped
Column: Restoring checks and balances
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Looking Back: 2007 -- Hoffman, Hagen earn special Chamber honors
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A fast-food salad you’ll want to make at home
Column: Nose for news and all other noses once were pressed into these
Paulzines embrace adoption, finalize fourth in November
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Wachter 95th birthday
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2017 Minnesota City Summary Budget Statement
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January 17, 2017
Column: Restoring checks and balances
Q: What is the REINS Act?
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January 9, 2017
Column: RFS drives clean energy economy
Q: Are you satisfied the incoming administration will stand strong for the Renewable Fuel Standard?A: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the law of the land. It passed with strong bipartisan support more than a decade ago and was extendedand greatly expanded with enactment of the...
January 9, 2017 - 10:15pm
December 27, 2016
Column: Continuing to do ‘the people’s business’ in Congress
Q: What are some highlights from the 114th Congress?
December 27, 2016 - 10:36pm
December 12, 2016
Column: Now hear this! Over-the-counter hearing aids a priority
Q: Why are you working to ensure certain types of hearingaids are available over the counter?A: Throughout my public service, I make it a number one priority to listen to the people of Iowa. Representative government is a two-way street and it’s my job to make sure government...
December 12, 2016 - 10:58pm
December 6, 2016
Column: 21st Century Cures Act a remedy for all Americans
Q: What is the “21st Century Cures Act?” A: As Americans we are blessed to live in a free society that bestows inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to its citizenry. For me, it is an honor to represent Iowans in the United States Senate, and I take...
December 6, 2016 - 10:47pm
November 28, 2016
Column: Supporting small business helps all of us
Q: Why do you make it a priority to support small business? A: Small business is the backbone of America’s economic eco-system, serving as primary job creators and civic boosters in local communities across the country. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small...
November 28, 2016 - 10:44pm
August 22, 2016
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Q: Why does our system of checks and balances matter? A: Our Constitution establishes three branches of government to create a system of checks and balances. This system is fundamental to hold government accountable to the people and protect individual freedoms, such as the right...
August 22, 2016 - 8:56pm
August 8, 2016
Column: From Alzheimer's to Zika, working to solve problems
Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly two-thirds of these individuals are women. And unless medical breakthroughs are discovered to unlock...
August 8, 2016 - 8:53pm
August 3, 2016
Column: Social media abuse in nursing homes --- tips for caregivers
WASHINGTON -- Imagine doing the research to place your elderly father in a nursing home. You look at the ratings online, you talk to neighbors, and you think you’ve found a good placement. Everything seems to be going well. Then you get a phone call from the nursing home administrator,...
August 3, 2016 - 9:49pm
July 25, 2016
Column: Protecting innovation and trade secrets
Q: What are trade secrets? A: Like a patent or trademark, trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property that allow innovators and businesses to legally protect their discoveries and other proprietary information. Some of the most “famous” trade secrets today include...
July 25, 2016 - 9:26pm
July 7, 2016
Editorial: Elder abuse can be rampant on social media
Q: How are nursing home residents being victimized on social media? A: Advancements in technology simplify ordinary tasks, enhance quality of life and revolutionize the way we communicate and consume information. Consider social media. It provides unfiltered channels of communication...
July 7, 2016 - 11:39am
June 27, 2016
Column: An affordable Rx for Americans
Q: What is contributing to the cost of prescription drugs?A: There’s no doubt that the rising cost for prescription medicine weighs heavily on the minds of Iowans. The issue comes up at nearly every one of my county meetings across the state. That’s because it hits so close to...
June 27, 2016 - 9:38pm
June 13, 2016
Zika is health threat that needs to be addressed
QUESTION: What is the Zika virus? ANSWER: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Zika virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Common symptoms that may last 2-7 days include fever, rash, joint pain, headache and red eyes....
June 13, 2016 - 4:12pm
June 6, 2016
Democrats ready to choose Grassley opponent
DES MOINES, Iowa — In the U.S. Senate, there have been few things as certain in Iowa politics over the past six decades as Grassley winning elections. The Senate judiciary chairman, who now ranks fourth in seniority in the chamber, hasn’t lost an election since his first run...
June 6, 2016 - 8:59pm
April 13, 2016
Guest editorial: Legislation would encourage pharmacists to offer health care
WASHINGTON — Like a lot of Iowans, I grew up in a rural community. In small towns, there might be a pharmacist on Main Street but no doctor. Iowans are used to driving long distances for the doctor while having easier access to a pharmacist. It becomes natural to ask the pharmacist...
April 13, 2016 - 10:18am