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Well, bracket season is winding down, and for those of you living under a rock, I am referring to the NCAA basketball tournament. Our office is not alone when it comes to time wasted in the workplace because of the bracket. In fact, we have 24 brackets hanging on the wall right now. When you...
I don’t know whose idea it was to dig a hole in the Sharkee’s parking lot, then knock a hole in the basement wall to gain access to the inside with a bobcat, but that was some serious MacGyvering. If you’re like me (and sad for you if you are), I couldn’t help but wonder why it was taking so long...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager Whenever I start to write my column, the first thing I do is date it according to the date it will be published. That said, a quick look at my calendar showed that the publishing date for this column is the second of March. Normally that date...
If you live in Luverne, you can’t go a day without seeing the Luverne logo with the heart in it. In the logo’s case, the heart signifies we all love Luverne. Well, this month being Heart Month and all, I thought I would write about the heart. In 1955 Eddie Fisher had a big hit with the song, “You...
About a month ago I took a conceal and carry course so I could carry a loaded concealed handgun. Upon completion of the course I was able to apply for a permit through the local sheriff’s department to do so — carry the gun, that is. The course and the permit cost about $200. The permit is good for...
By now we have been in the New Year long enough that writing 2017 on the check should be second nature, but for me, not so much. I am not sure what the grace period is for scratching 2016 out and writing in 2017, but I am guessing it’s about over. Under the heading of “things are changing,” I don’t...
This is my first column of the New Year. I usually scribe out my predictions and resolutions, but this year I am going to change things up a bit. I turn 60 later this year, and frankly I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Maybe my thought process has been somewhat influenced by my overall...
I think the gifts are all wrapped and under the tree, so it looks like Santa made an early visit to the Peterson house. Mary and I, like most grandparents, are looking forward to having a house full of grandkids over the holidays. As we anticipate the upcoming weekend, I find myself remembering how...
With Christmas shopping in full swing, I am quickly being made aware of how out of touch I am with what grandsons ages 13, 10 and 7 want for Christmas. One would think buying the boys clothes would be the easy path to take. It didn’t take long to discover this wasn’t going to be easy. What size...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager It’s that time of year when we take a moment to consider all the things we are thankful for. It’s a shame really that we only set aside one day a year to do that. Here’s an early New Year’s Resolution for you: Each day I am going to write down...

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