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By Jeanette Eller Watland, Guest Columnist Recently The Record published a story regarding the demise of bees. While this is an important topic to discuss, there are some areas of this story that need to be further addressed. Honeybees have been on the decline in recent years, with the winter of 20...Read More
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By Leo Ripplinger, Guest Columnist I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after my bypass surgery in 2007. I didn’t have any problems until April 2013, when I started having shortness of breath walking any distance and also my legs were always sore as soon as I walked several hundred feet....Read More
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By Judy Buckingham, Guest Columnist Wow, can you believe it? It is that time again — the 18th year of the holiday gift giving program is under way. One of the questions I hear every year is, “Do all these families really need help or am I donating to a program that isn’t necessary?” My resp...Read More
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By Bruce West, Guest Columnist When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted and aren’t tested and maintained. Data ...Read More
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By Pat Rioux, Guest Columnist A recent article about domestic violence written by former professional quarterback Jeff Kemp begins with a philosophical question, “How often do we seek real truth, step up and make changes?” I’d add, “What should I personally be doing as a man in response to ...Read More
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By Carol Spearman, Guest Columnist  Do you know anyone in your circle of friends and family who is suffering from reactions to food, diabetes or heart issues? Do you have children and grandchildren who have allergies, problems with obesity, learning difficulties or behavioral problems? Most of us ...Read More
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By Paul Gazelka, Guest Columnist Retirees across the nation know every penny counts when you are living on a fixed income and, in Minnesota, retirees are learning fast that making their dollars stretch farther is getting harder to do these days. According to Kiplinger.com, “The North Star State o...Read More
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