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A message from the Editor

Last edition, which was scheduled to come out a couple days after I would have surgery, I made the call to not have any feature photos. Will agreed with my decision, so we consulted the board and ran with it.

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Remote workers would offer much needed diversity to small cities

Recently, a bill aimed at saving two paper mills, one in Wisconsin Rapids and one in Park Falls, was passed in the Assembly. Three Democrats joined Republicans in passing the bill, which now will advance to the Senate.

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Patriotism is learning to live with one another

Since I was a young child I was fascinated by pyrotechnics. While the chemistry of fireworks is fascinating, and the artistry that goes into creating the visual display is impressive, I have never really cared for the volume of the resulting booms. While I personally have never been in a war zone, I think about all the friends and family that have and imagine how hard it is for some of them to deal with a display which could look and sound something like a battleground. So, during this celebratory season around the 4th of July, I often think about the people I know who ...

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Sorting ourselves out

We shift between groups throughout our lives and other people put us in groups without our knowledge or consent all the time.

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Hands up don’t shoot

All people deserve, and should receive, respect and proper treatment by police. This is not a radical concept. Police simply need to act professionally and in accordance with democratic principles and existing law.

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Savion to hold public hearing on solar project

Savion will host a public meeting to offer information on their ongoing efforts on the Saratoga Solar Project.

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Counting all the costs of war

On Memorial Day we remember the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our many wars. We should mourn the fallen. We should mourn because they did not die for their country.

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Farmshed’s Growing Collective to hold 7th annual plant sale

The Growing Collective is a group of gardeners that work together to grow seedlings for their own garden, plus extra plants to sell to the public as a fundraiser for Farmshed.

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Early spring gardening

The freezer is emptying out and the jars of fruits and vegetables, jams and sauces are looking mighty thin in the pantry. Luckily, it’s time to gear up for another garden season and start the process of planting, tending, harvesting and preserving all over again.

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New regulations carry the promise of under-enforcement

This lack of enforcement is nothing new. The big difference in the circumstance of the mask mandate is that the decision not to enforce was politically motivated.

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