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Scott Rall
So the opening weekend of the Minnesota pheasant season is here and gone and it took until 8 a.m. Monday morning for my phone to ring with questions regarding hunting etiquette on public lands. For sure there are different common-sense rules when it comes to interacting with other hunters who all...
Mavis Fodness
This week is National 4-H Week. In the early weeks of the new 4-H year, my social media feed was sprinkled with memories of my kids’ 4-H state livestock shows. 4-H is where we learned about sheep, hogs, rabbits, leadership, horses and cattle. It’s a program where I still participate as an adult...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village continued from 10-1-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Beaver Creek          The first fire occurred April 9, 1889, when the roller mill, an elevator and several sheds, in addition to several thousand bushels of grain, were...
Scott Rall
I have been fortunate to be able to hunt upland birds all around the Upper Midwest for about the last 20 years. Many hunters will hunt in some years and skip other years if the bird numbers are not as high as they wished. There is lots of competition for time in the fall. There is great fishing,...
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...

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