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Working in my landscape, I notice that the majority of my “weeds” are actually tree seedlings. I see that to be a fact in many landscapes. Pulling those tree seedlings when they are small is not difficult. The trick is to pull it out, not pull it off. If you didn’t get some root with the stem, it...
Working in my landscape, I notice that the majority of my “weeds” are actually tree seedlings. I see that to be a fact in many landscapes. Pulling those tree seedlings when they are small is not difficult. The trick is to pull it out, not pull it off. If you didn’t get some root with the stem, it...
being a mom to turn you into your own mother. The older I get and the older my children get, the more I see and hear my mother in my house. Mostly I sound like her. “House cleaning is thankless work,” I heard myself say last week. “Tomorrow I can do it all over again, and no one will notice unless...
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 3, 1952.   Members Of The 47thDivision Are Due To Be Discharged Soon   To Release Men By Point System After August 15   Best news to reach Rock county this week was the word that the local national guard unit members are coming home....
I’ve shared many conversations with Jere Ohme over the years, but one now stands out in my mind. Ohme passed away at the age of 71 on May 3, and my thoughts instantly bounced back to a brief give-and-take we shared during an Adrian High School football game more than a decade ago. The conversation...
Sometimes believing the glass is half full allows an experience to take on a positive vibe. Spring 2018 has certainly been a memorable one with its below average temperatures and the snow that kept falling into mid-April. On the farm in rural Hardwick, I know spring is in the air through the sounds...
Mary and I, like most grandparents, try to get to as many of our grandkids’ events as time allows. Last Wednesday was one of the times that we weren’t able to make one of those events. Time was a factor as was distance. Our eighth-grade grandson had a baseball game in Montevideo, so as you can...
We had a PERFECT day on Saturday. I just couldn’t go fast enough to do my whole list, but I gave it my best. Yes, the gardens are tilled and I planted until I ran out of daylight. The crops that need to be planted while the soil temperature is cool are onion and related alliums, broccoli, cabbage...
Many Expected Here This Weekend For “Agder Lag’ Two officials well known in Minnesota Scandinavian circles will be in Luverne for the 27th annual convention of the Agder Laget of the U.S.A. here Saturday and Sunday. Val Bjornson, state treasurer, and Th. Siqveland, the consul general for Norway in...
Question: What is your policy on troopers wearing the high visibility safety vests while at a crash scene?  Stay safe out there. Answer: All workers (tow truck drivers, EMS, fire, police etc.) who are working at a crash scene are required to wear high visibility garments or approved fire department...

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