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Mavis Fodness
When I was growing up and doing chores around the family farm, a radio would often be heard in the dairy barn. WNAX out of Yankton, South Dakota, frequently broadcast the play-by-play of the Minnesota Twins games. Through the mid- to late 1970s I heard the names of future Hall of Famers Tony Oliva...
Signs like this one at the intersection of Hwy. 75 and County Road 7 appear when a lost dog is in the vicinity. People who see the dog are encouraged to call the phone number on the sign and not give chase.
Our family dog became lost several years ago. We returned to our acreage one day to find the kennel door open and our beloved Ginger nowhere to be found. Fortunately, only hours passed before Ginger was safely back at home. She ventured six miles from home and allowed a family to keep her safe...
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Keeping a car clean is an exhausting chore. I like to have the vehicle shine and its tire rims sparkling as I drive around. I also like the inside to be clean. Unfortunately, not everyone in my household thinks that vehicles you use and get dirty should be cleaned right after use. Over the weekend...
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Last year I set a goal to compete in the WSCA Champ Show on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. One part to achieving that goal was to be a more physically fit rider. For nine months I pushed myself to ride daily, and as a result, I achieved that goal and brought one of those big prize ribbons home....
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Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf at last weekend’s Masters tournament is both awe-inspiring and motivating. Tiger could have easily retired from golf after each of his injuries, but he’s returned after each one, more determined and more fit to possibly win yet another major tournament. I...
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In two months voters in Congressional District 1 (which includes Rock County) will face the first of several ballots to fill the U.S. representative vacancy. I say “several” ballots because in the middle of filling the vacancy for five months, another vote will take place to fill the same position...
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I’ve had a comfortable seat for this winter sports season thanks to modern technology. Last week my stint as the sports reporter for the Luverne High School gymnastics team came to an end. Thanks to live broadcastings and online scoring, I was able to cover the team’s away meets with ease — much...
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Trips to the grocery store were frequent during my days as a mother of four growing children. Now, as an empty nester, weeks go by before I need to refill the cupboards and freezer. I’ve noticed, however, the previous several-times-a-week stops at the grocery store are now replaced with several-...
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Monday marked Betty White’s 100th birthday and the world waited to celebrate. Unfortunately, Betty had other ideas. The actress, comedian and animal lover died Dec. 31 at the age of 99, 17 days short of the century mark. My sister, Avis, would have been 64 on Monday. I wish she could have made that...
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My mom used to hide Christmas gifts in the closet under the stairs. I passed by that door every day as I went up to my bedroom. I never gave a thought to what was inside until one Christmas decades ago I just had to see if I was getting the gift I hoped for. As it turns out, I was. The gift was a...

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