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STAFF PHOTO BY HOWARD LESTRUD Members of the Blooming Prairie Honor Guard rifle squad march toward the BP City Cemetery at a special Memorial Day program on May 30. Rifle squad members are: Bruce Kubicek, Steve Wencl, Ken Vermilyea, Clete Glenn, Joe Wacek, Doug Johnson, Ken Trom, Bob Ingvalson, and Kurt Blome.
It’s been almost eight years since Judy and I moved south of the Twin Cities and landed near communities where we grew up. We love the Blooming Prairie area and hope to spend our remaining years here. We all must meet our mortality head-on, and we choose to contribute in any way to make our...
After two-and-a half-years it's a bittersweet goodbye.  First to my staff-my editor, Karen Jorgensen (the Great Dane); Jami Morris, our newest and most humorous staff member; Tricia, my wife has been the ramrod of this outfit; part-timers, Pat Garry, our sports guy; Renee Berg, our contributing...
Last Monday Mantorville Avenue construction began in earnest. Barricades were placed at both ends of the avenue — at First and Seventh streets. A sign affixed to one of the barricades noted “ROAD CLOSED.” That failed to discourage an older lady driving her Lincoln around the barricades and headed...
Finally, construction is underway on Minnesota Highway 57. It’s been a long time coming. One of the impacts of reconstructing Mantorville Ave. is that enormous trees — maples, elm, and a variety of other deciduous trees that are old growth have to fall to the chainsaw. It was a colonnade of...
It’s not his fault that April’s rate of inflation is at 8.3 percent. It’s not his fault that gasoline is up 44 percent from a year ago. Who’s fault is it that airfares have climbed 33 percent, used cars are up 23, a hotel stay will cost 23 percent more, eggs up 23, bacon is up 18, chicken is up 16...
Fisker, the name attached to a pair of utility scissors, is no showing up on highways in America. An all-electric Fisker Ocean is poised to revolutionize the electric car industry. Here’s the claim of this new kid on the block of electric cars (EVs): “With the Fisker Ocean’s revolutionary full-...
Hyperventilation over the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk led the news last week. The zillionaire paid $44 billion for the tech giant that has not been profitable. • Washington State outlaws the word marijuana-it connotes racism. • Biden’s Office of Public Engagement director and senior adviser...
Friday, April 22, was Earth Day. On April 22, 1970 more than 20 million Americans took part in Earth Day events, eventually leading to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Those who were alive in the 1960s-70s may recall predictions of an apocalypse that would end life as we...
Spring moved into the southeastern Minnesota 32 days ago. However, winter snow showers, blizzard-type winds and heavy rains have pelted the area without mercy. High winds have toppled curbside garbage and recycling bins sending debris flying. Last week’s track meet at Kasson-Mantorville had...
Tiger’s back! Last week’s Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Georgia took center stage. And Tiger Woods took the spotlight among the field of golfers on hand to kick of the highest stage in golf. Just over a year after his near fatal car accident and screwing his right leg back together, the G.O.A...

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