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Brenda Winter
I have never taken a vacation with my whole family. There is a 20-year age difference between the older three children and our younger sister. Because of the age difference, our parents have never vacationed with all four of their offspring at the same time. Until last week. With my brother and dad...
Scott Rall
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas if you are an avid outdoors person in the state of Minnesota. It’s 50 degrees today as I write and there are many anticipated dates I can see from here on the near horizon. One of my favorites is the Minnesota youth deer hunt. This is a special season for...
Troy Christianson
Question: Is there a law against putting signs along the roadway for political candidates and advertising? Answer: It is illegal to place signs for political purposes and advertising on the road right of way. Highway rights of way include driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village continued from 9-24-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Beaver Creek          The banner year in Beaver Creek’s whole history was 1885. A correspondent writing in October said: “Business lots on First avenue are in demand. An...
Lori Sorenson
My kitchen smelled amazing Saturday. The stovetop was a happy place of simmering aromatic good stuff from the garden. Not from my garden. I don’t have a garden. But you wouldn’t know it judging by the abundance of garden produce that accumulates regularly on my countertops and in my fridge....
Rick Peterson
The combines are rolling, pumpkins are showing up on front porches, and hopefully the lights will once again light up Cardinal Field. All this points to one thing – Tuesday is the first day of autumn, my favorite season. Even the name autumn sounds better than the other seasons. Spring and summer...
Betty Mann
It was while these conditions prevailed that Beaver Creek became an incorporated village. In the summer of 1884 the residents petitioned Judge Severance of the district court for an order declaring the village incorporated. The court heard the petition August 27 and on September 19 issued the...
Scott Rall
The temperatures are sure showing that the fall season is soon to be upon us. It is without a doubt my very favorite season of the year. For thousands of other hunters and outdoor enthusiasts I am sure they feel the same. I hunt almost every day of the season for some quarry. Most of those days are...
Jason Berghorst
Last week I stepped back in time. I only went six months back in time, but it felt like so much farther.  As we started the new school year, I turned on my classroom flat-panel display. It’s a large TV/computer screen that I use to teach every day.  When I turned on the screen for the first time...
It was almost 35 years ago that I attended my first Pheasants Forever volunteer meeting on a Thursday night in January. I was about 26 years old. I had twins at home that were about a year old. It was mainly a bunch of older white guys all talking about what they could do to increase the number of...

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