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  Earlier in August I wrote about the problem of spotted wing drosophila, a newly arrived fruit fly that attacks our soft-skinned fruits. I was approached last week by a person who had read the article, and they were not picking their raspberries for fear of the fruit being infected by this insect...
Ginger
  Why do we attach ourselves to pets when it’s so painful to part with them later? It’s a question I’ve asked often since Labor Day when our beloved golden retriever ventured too close to the highway. Ginger had joined me on the front porch for morning coffee while I chatted on the phone with my...
Something became abundantly clear to me last week. The members of the Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team and the Patriot coaching staff will always be able to count on Avery Van Roekel. Van Roekel, a 5-10 junior who rarely leaves the floor and a top-notch player in the front row, is a key member of...
  These early autumn days of a really warm daytime temperature and a cool night are ideal for flowers to develop their best color. At this time, planters are full to overflowing with growth, and that much foliage requires a lot of water and food to keep the color coming strong. Many of my pots...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on February 23, 1923:   KIWANIS CLUB TO GIVE SILVER CUP TO SCHOOLS Will be Used as a Trophy for Which Seniors and Juniors Will Annually Debate Purchase and presentation to the Luverne high school of a silver cup as a trophy for which the Senior and...
I’m beginning to believe there is a star in the making at Adrian High School this year. Moriah Bullerman may not be a name known in every household in Adrian or the surrounding communities right now. That may change if Bullerman keeps running like she did in the first two meets of the cross country...
  The decision on what to wear each day should be an easy task. But for me the routine likens itself to deciding what to eat for supper each night by looking in the fridge. So each morning I continually look in the closet for what looks good to wear. Having too many choices is playing a huge part...
  In August the Ken Burns documentary, “The War,” was being rebroadcast on public television across the country. I happened to be going through the channels one evening and was lucky enough to come across the film and found myself watching for hours. The reason I figured the “The War” was being...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 26, 1923:   NIGHT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IS MORE THAN DOUBLED With Only Eight Students Present on Opening Night, Attendance Reaches Eighteen on Second Night That the Luverne night school is becoming an interesting as well as a beneficial...
  Question: Can you talk about the new increased fine if cited for texting and driving? Answer: Drivers who repeatedly choose texting over safety while behind the wheel risk a higher fine for violating the law. Under the new enhanced law, drivers face a $225 fine for second and subsequent...

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