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Mavis Fodness
I liken the feeling of riding a bike to that of the Geico Insurance ad featuring a pig named Maxwell. In the commercial the puppet leans out the car window with a pinwheel in his hand (or in this instance, hoof) yelling “Weeeee we-weeeee!” as he leans into the wind. Earlier this spring I felt the...
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Sometimes a little hope is found floating amid a sea of sadness. For Luverne native Abby Lange, that hope came June 26 when she helped a woman deliver a healthy baby boy. Abby works as a paramedic with Ringdahl Ambulance in Fergus Falls. The unexpected delivery was the result of a 5 a.m. emergency...
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Thousands of students — including me — have received diplomas from Luverne High School since it was built in 1956. The LHS Class of 1983 celebrates its “35th plus one” class reunion this weekend. The reunion comes on the heels of the June 20 groundbreaking ceremony that honored the changes coming...
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A “Tale of Two Cats” unfolded recently on social media involving mystery, mistaken identity and, best of all, a happy ending. The tale opens May 17 with Luverne’s Martha Nowatzki posting that her 18-year-old cat named Shamus “has gone on a walkabout” and had been gone for several days. It’s not...
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My teenaged son and his friends introduced me to Marvel comics just before the cinematic franchise blossomed to include 22 movies and counting. Until the Marvel movies came along, I rarely watched movies at a multiplex, preferring to purchase the DVD and watch the movies multiple times in the...
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He’s arrived. Logan William Blenner. My newest grandchild and first grandson. Born in the early morning hours of the April 11 blizzard. Luckily, the wintry weather didn’t hinder his Iowa parents from getting to the Storm Lake hospital before Logan’s 3 a.m. arrival. The weather hindered this grandma...
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In her book, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” author Rachel Hollis answers the question, “How do I …?” How do I pick myself up after a loss? How do I get rid of these looping negative thoughts that enter my head every day? How do I bring more purpose to my life? After reading her book, I’ve determined my...
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The majority of Minnesotans, according to a digital magazine survey, won’t walk a mile to get somewhere. The survey was completed by the Gear Hungry staff, which reviews new tech products for readers. Recently they surveyed 2,200 Americans ages 18-65 to find out how many would be willing to walk a...
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Luverne Homecoming King Mark Robinson was surrounded by three friends intent on unscrewing the decorative nut on top of the scepter he received during the coronation ceremony. The mom voice in me told me to see what shenanigans these teenagers were up to. I quickly snapped a photo of the foursome,...
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Since March, the empty nest stage I thought I crossed into last September has not been the experience I envisioned. As the last of the four children chose to join the Air National Guard and set off to basic training a year ago, I pictured tackling those back-burner projects to keep my mind off no...

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