winter

Luverne School Board members have received another student request for basketball cheerleading after a 16-year hiatus. Senior Syndal Pick made the request, both written and in person, for the activity’s return. “I am asking for basketball cheerleading — because with only one season of football...
Troy Christianson
Question:  How do you determine if your tires are unsafe for winter driving? Answer:  Over the years, I have investigated numerous crashes where worn tires were a contributing factor. Tires with inadequate tread depth may cause your vehicle to skid or slide out of control on a slippery or wet road...
George Bonnema
Last week’s weather convinced me that I am finished with my garden for the 2021 season. I managed to get 225 new tulip bulbs planted in areas where I wanted more early spring color. I used my cell phone camera to make a video of my flower beds early last spring so when I was ready to plant this...
George Bonnema
In response to the problems we are encountering with our popular and reliable shade trees, it is important to make sure the new trees we plant are getting the best care we can give them. Young trees like linden and maple have smooth bark and are very prone to sunscald damage during the coldest part...
Brenda Winter
Day 78 Dear Diary, We awoke again this morning to the sound of rain pattering against the bedroom window and the neighbor hammering away at his ark. We believe building an ark is a bit of an overreaction to a weather pattern, but we are willing to admit this rain is driving us all toward madness....
A Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow clears the southbound shoulder on Highway 75 south of Hardwick Tuesday morning.
Friday, March 1, was the first day of meteorological spring, but the mercury in the thermometer and the ever-growing snow piles on the ground tell another story. While the long winter has created hardships on many fronts, some obvious complications are surfacing on city streets. Piled high...
Sundogs rise in a dramatic circle over wind turbines on the horizon north of Beaver Creek Monday morning. This scene was repeated with the rising and setting sun throughout the week of subzero temperatures and windswept snow.
An arctic front settled over the region this week, bringing with it sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. By Wednesday, temperatures were forecast to hit minus 25 degrees with wind chills registering at minus 60 degrees. With these conditions expected to last for days at a time, most...
Brenda Winter, Luverne, is the 2016 Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwomen, and her husband, Jim Juhl, is the event's first-ver honorary caregiver. The two speak at the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the Luverne City Park.
Jim Juhl and Brenda Winter believe cancer has strengthened them — both in their Christian faith and in their relationship with each other. As Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwoman and caregiver, they’re looking forward to sharing this message during Friday night’s event in Luverne City...
Rick Peterson
This column is mostly about this, that and the other thing. Did you notice this past Easter weekend how Easter Sunday started out with the winter white stuff on the ground and then grass covered lawns by the end of the day? Compare that to this past Christmas. If you remember, that day started out...
Winter is the best time to prune trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

 “Pruning trees when they are dormant is a way to protect them from diseases such as oak wilt or Dutch elm disease that are active during the...

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