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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden agree on one thing — the other side is trying to steal the election.

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Many of you dismiss the “Defund the Police” movement as merely rhetorical excess, designed to get everyone’s undies twisted in knots. And you’d be correct. It’s really hyperbole meant to focus everyone’s attention to the need to reform law enforcement in this country, and to weed out racist,…

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I received a call the other day from a resident saying the Lake Mills City Council is doing some funny stuff on the south end of town. I was told there were drawings and renderings that outlined what we were going to turn the south end of town into and no one knows what is going on. So, I li…

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If the owners of Aunt Jemima syrup can phase out a brand that’s been around since 1889 because it’s racist, certainly the Washington NFL team can get rid of the racist R-word that has only been around since 1933.

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Here at the Leader we traditionally present a showcase paper, which goes to all the addresses in Lake Mills, during the last full week of June. We’re still doing that this week, but it feels a little different. It’s typically the same week as the Legion’s Town and Country Days festival. This…

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He might be correct: Donald Trump has influenced the lives of African Americans as much as any president, with the possible exception of ... Jefferson Davis. No wonder he sides so consistently with those who want to maintain statues of Confederate leaders, including Jefferson Davis, presiden…

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news last week — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown.

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In twenty-eight years as a country veterinarian, I have seen my mom’s dinner table doctrine confirmed on a daily basis.

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Back during the pandemic (remember that?), nearly every corporate advertiser rushed out TV commercials stating, “We’re all in this together.”

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Confronted by a clear and present fascist threat, the staff of The New York Times rose up to humiliate and punish quislings in its ranks.

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My name is Mike Foster and I was elected by the City Council as the Council President this year. I look forward to the challenge and appreciate the vote of confidence from the other member of the council. I also have the distinction of being your At-Large council member. That means I represe…

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"No justice, no peace." Surely we have all heard that chant for decades at various protests ... well, all but the most cloistered in their white privilege. One can debate about the justification for violence in the wake of still another police murder of an African American man, this time Geo…

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It’s June in Wisconsin, and that means June Dairy Month. From my days working in a cheese plant, I’ve never missed the chance to support our state’s dairy industry, which now contributes $45.6 billion to Wisconsin’s economy. I know things have been hard for dairy farmers these past several y…

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Admit it: You don’t know whether to believe him or not. Is President Donald Trump lying about taking hydroxychloroquine? He usually does make things up, but one thing is absolutely true about the Trumpster: He always manages somehow to focus all of the attention on himself.

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The smell of charcoals burning, the sound of Wisconsin beef sizzling, and the sight of perfect grill marks are truly hard to beat.

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When I was a child, the world of insects meant mosquitoes who always seemed to find my hot and sweaty body while completely ignoring my Grandma. It meant the angry yellow jackets in late summer who’d swarm the mouth of your soda pop can and get tangled in your ponytail. When I had my first a…

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A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can't make our own penicillin.

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A month from now, it will be interesting to see how many of the customers who crowded into Wisconsin bars without masks the moment their local government leaders lifted the taverns' restrictions have caught the coronavirus ... and how many have died. It's morbid, but so is the trade-off that…

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New York is the greatest city in the world. It also is uniquely suited to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Let’s take one of those magical trips down memory lane, way back to 1939. One of the popular tunes back then was “Wishing (Will Make It So).”

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If you thought the coronavirus presented difficult policy questions, don’t worry — we have science.

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“My liberty ends where yours begins.” There’s some dispute over who first said a variation of this, but do you really care? The point should be as obvious as, say, “Don’t ingest household disinfectants.”

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Travel has the power to heal and refresh, to reset and rebuild. Each of us likely has a short list of the places we long to visit, as soon and we are able. We hold clear memories of the moments we’ve shared with our favorite people, and the gorgeous scenery that make our most treasured spots…

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There is Twitter and there is Nitwitter. You decide which this is as the president of the United States was tweeting why he didn't hold his daily coronavirus briefing: