Some of the things we always believed would be constant in our lives are now on the chopping block. We could even use the popular phrase “reme…

The 4th of July celebration in Swat is just over three weeks away now, anxious farmers are putting up their hay, loose or baled, in the fields…

As May has quickly flown into June, the world finds itself close to a milestone it expected to see last summer – the Tokyo Olympics.

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Mille Lacs Lake can be a confusing place to fish if you take into consideration all the various open water regulation changes, not only during…

On May 17, Speaker Melissa Hortman adjourned the Minnesota House of Representatives. At the time of adjournment, no education policy and budge…

There are important roles for older folks to fill in society, even though those “golden years” may be fraught with physical challenges.

One of my favorite things about spring is the smell of lilacs blooming. It’s a short window of time, and like other seasonal milestones, the s…

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Question: We had a semi truck-tractor and trailer stolen recently and the thief put red fuel in the tanks. We are planning on draining the tan…

Mid-morning Monday, in the midst of the craziness we call deadline at the Aitkin Independent Age, I had a revelation.

So I got this new iPad the other day, my one from 10 years or so ago doesn’t support - computer jargon - the latest release - same - of Google…

Twenty-eight Minnesota schools, colleges and universities have received national recognition because they’re saving millions of dollars a year…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While some people are feeling relief regarding the impending sunset of precautionary mandates and gather…

Three and a half years ago, my husband read his wedding vows to me in front of our nearest and dearest. And in those vows, he promised love an…

Many people know the specific date when they count on the hummingsbirds’ return. I know they’re back when a first-to-arrive buzzes by our kitc…

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