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Rick Petersen
It’s been a while since Grandma Mary and I watched the granddaughters for an overnight stint. The granddaughters’ mom and dad were headed to Minneapolis to celebrate their wedding anniversary and take in a Vikings game, so Mary and I were recruited for overnight childcare duties at their home in...
Brenda Winter
Unlike some, my husband and I heard the tornado sirens loudly and clearly when they blasted a severe weather alarm around midnight on Sept. 11. We were asleep. Deeply, blissfully, soundly asleep. When suddenly, a low whining, blaring, horn-like sound filled our bedroom. It was the sound of someone...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on September 7, 1967.   Crowds Throng Here To Make Centennial Whopping Success          Luverne’s 100th anniversary birthday party was a whopping success.          Young and old alike came to celebrate ­— many in costume, many in whiskers, the...
The dove season, early goose season and first of three crow seasons are all underway. I really never understood why there is a season on crows. They should just be open year around. The waterfowl season is a split season with the opener running Sept. 9-29 and from Oct. 12 -Dec. 1. Pheasant Opener...
Just a reminder that if you have had some indoor plants vacationing outdoors for the summer, now is a good time to begin acclimating them to being indoors for the winter.  Place the plant in the spot you intend for it to grow for the winter season.  Keep it in for a week and then bring it back out...
This is the last of my series on the four rules of dog ownership if you want an obedient dog. Rule No. 1: Don’t issue a dog command unless you are in a position and of a demeanor to enforce that command. Rule No. 2: Don’t issue a dog command repeatedly. Rule No. 3: Whatever is OK today has to be OK...
Troy Christianson
Question: As we are ending the Motorcycle season I heard of an individual near Rochester, MN whom was killed by going off the road and struck a sign head on. He was not wearing a helmet. Being an individual whom has been in a motorcycle accident with the helmet likely saving my life, why are...
Rick Peterson
By now the fall high school sports seasons are all underway. Before each season begins, parents, coaches and student athletes gather for a required meeting to discuss a number of rules that need to be adhered to by parents and the athletes. Items that are covered are eligibility rules, player and...
Jason Berghorst
What makes a person a true Minnesotan? Some may say it’s rooting for the Vikings or the Twins. Others might say it’s having a special taste for tator-tot hotdish, lefse or a Jucy Lucy. It could be owning or using a boat, a hockey stick or a snowmobile. Or is it a propensity to utter phrases like...
George Bonnema
So here we are in September, the best time to do lawn seeding — renovation, if necessary — and the best time to rid your lawn of weeds. If you are seeding a new lawn, as the ground temperature drops, most weed seed will not germinate; however, the grass seed germinates better in cool soil so the...

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