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Mavis Fodness
In the past year I’ve struggled with feelings of uncertainty, unanswered questions and an overwhelming cascade of local, state and federal happenings that have left my brain — well — foggy. Last week, Minnesota Public Radio aired a segment about exactly what I’ve been feeling. Apparently, mental...
Scott Rall
What time is it? It is food plot time. Conservation work is kind of like the fashion industry; you are always working about two seasons ahead. You do fall work to prepare burn breaks for the spring burning season. You plant food plots now in order for wildlife to have a food source three seasons...
George Bonnema
Seems that our weather has kept us guessing, and that includes the weather forecasters. We go from no frost in the 15-day outlook to a pretty definite light frost sneaking in the mix. Our average last frost date is May 15. To get an average, some years that last date is earlier and some years it is...
Betty Mann
“Generous hearted Rock countians came through in grand style for the annual Sister Kenny Fund Drive,” said Elmer Piepgras, Rock county drive chairman. When the campaign for funds closed last Thursday, donations totaling $3,505.51 had been turned in. This is more than double the quota assigned to...
Rick Peterson
Mary and I spent a couple of days in Des Moines recently for a family gathering, and from there we drove to Redwood Falls for our grandson’s confirmation. We were a couple of hours into our trip when we pulled into a Kwik Star gas station. For whatever reason, what we know as Kwik Trips in...
Lori Sorenson
There’s a reason music therapy is popular in nursing homes. Songs have a way of stirring memories that carry us back in time, often to happy moments of our youth. Today’s 85-year-olds still enjoy the “big band” sounds that they once danced to, and 75-year-olds may smile to hear Elvis Presley or...
Mavis Fodness
A forgotten influence recently came to mind with the news of Walter Mondale’s death. The memory took me back to Augustana College as an 18-year-old freshman. The 1984 presidential campaign featured Democratic presidential candidate Mondale, and I was one of a small group of Young Democrats on...
Scott Rall
I just love it when it finally gets to be 70 degrees and the sun shines. My last wildlife ride included a ground hog, a new bald eagle nest, one mink, tons of Canada geese, raccoons, American kestrels, turkey vultures, turkeys, numerous white tail deer and a few mergansers and wood ducks utilizing...
George Bonnema
Our spring weather certainly has been unstable this year. I don’t understand how a tulip flower stem can survive 16 degrees and still stand firm and continue on to a beautiful flower. My blooming daffodils didn’t come through the cold as well. The leaves are still green so they can feed the bulb to...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Jan. 9, 1942.   9 P.M. Saturday Closing Advised   Civic And Commerce Executive Committee Holds First Meeting Holding its first meeting in the Luverne National bank, the new executive board of the Luverne Civic and Commerce association recommended...

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