Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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For the past several weeks, well okay maybe months already, I have felt like a shaggy dog. There have been days where I have felt like hiding and not showing my face any where. It seems my hair is growing out of control and there is no one around to take care of my problem. For those who know me, I...
A sure sign of life beginning to normalize in Kasson is the number of cars parked on Main Street. During the months of COVID-19 shutdown, the number of cars parked on the street was quite bleak. There were a few employees using the wide-open spots, but virtually no shoppers were going into salons,...
A major highlight of my summers ever since growing up on the farm has been the county and state fairs. Ever since I can remember, I have been involved with a fair in some shape or form. One of my first memories is showing pigs at the county fair. I still remember showing a champion hog and having...
After several years of living south of the Mason-Dixon Line, my wife and I were enamored with the thunder boomers, lightning crashes and the wall clouds that moved through the area last week. It reminded us of the severe weather we experienced while living in Arkansas and Missouri, the heart of...
This past week I had the pleasure to interview a woman who turned 107 years old on Sunday. My only regret with this story is that I didn’t get to personally meet Elrose Milverstedt, who grew up in Dodge County and now lives in Owatonna. Knowing that social distancing requirements are in effect...
As weather patters change from polar pushes into the state to more tropical weather from the Gulf of Mexico our days are warming and trees are leafing out. Grass needs mowing at least once a week as heavy rainfall moves through the region. (Most folks are hoping it’s not a repeat of last year’s...
The jury is still out on what exactly will happen to our communities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst public health crisis in more than a century. Some communities are already facing the fallout of the coronavirus infiltrating into their normal way of life. Weekly newspapers are...
Memorial Day is only four days away. However, the usual Memorial Day celebrations will be limited and the Boy Scouts of America will not be placing small American flags at the nation’s cemeteries to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the various America wars and battles. Once again, COVID-19 is...
I’ll bet you never thought you would see a headline like this: “Summer is canceled.” While that may be a little stretch of the imagination, it’s beginning to look like it isn’t far off. As much as I look forward to summers in Minnesota, I must admit I am not with this upcoming summer. Much of my...
Interesting facts about COVID-19: COVID-19 Illnesses in United States – 1,181,885 (percentage of the population of 330 million) 0.000358146969 – Deaths 69,079 (percentage of the population) 0.0002093303.* COVID-19 Illnesses in Minnesota – 7,234 (percentage of the population of 5,700,671) 0....

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