Monday, December 11, 2017

Opinions

Camp can be fun if you go with the right people. I’ve never been to a camp. No summer music camps or Girl Scout camps, or anything of that sort. We didn’t sing Kumbaya and cook S’mores, although I wouldn’t hate that.  No, this was purely educational for me.  Camp MRC stands for Medical Reserves...
A 1996 photo of Resident Bill Clinnton tells the story of winter in our region. He is stepping off Air Force One on a February day at the Mason City (Iowa) Airport, wearing a jacket fit for fall weather. The look on his face plainly says: “WHOOOO!” Winter defines us here in “MinneSNOWta.” It can...
The grisly case of a man burned up in a vehicle and left for dead in a soybean field in a remote area of Steele County more than a year ago has finally come to a conclusion with an unusual twist. A few weeks ago, Peter Escobar, 25, of Albert Lea received an interesting sentence for the death of...
Saving money can be hard. For me, it’s not too hard. Just don’t go out or do anything and you’ll find that none of your money will disappear.  But during this time of year, that’s next to impossible.  I’ve found that saving your money throughout the summer isn’t difficult at all, and disciplining...
She's been gone almost four years already. Seems like yesterday. She was my bestest buddy, my biggest fan. My mom was something else all over again, as she would say. She could be a real so-and-so, as she would say. She was a feisty little third-generation German, owner of the world’s biggest...
I'm unsuprised people hae begun to listen to Christmas music, but I think we should at least acknowledge that Thanksgving is still a thing. Although I know people will most likely just remember the football game that's bound to be playing. Or the Black Friday shopping people will be doing. I’m at...
It was long ago, but not all that far away. Our folks took us kids to Grandpa’s farm near Medford most every Thanksgiving, Back in the Day. We drove from Rochester, up Highway 14 West, through Dodge Center, to Claremont, and headed northwest into deepest, darkest Havana Township, past the...
One of my cherished memories of growing up was listening to Minnesota Twins baseball games on the radio.  No matter where I was whether it was in the house, in the yard or tooling down the road in the car, our radio was always tuned to WCCO Radio so I could take in the Twins games.  I often...
This past year has been exhausting. I find as I grow older that time moves faster. I obviously don’t want it to, but I think it’s just a fact of life. I fear that sooner or later a year may pass by in a blink of an eye. My grandma always used to tell me not to wish my life away, and that living...
The grand adventure began in 1907, according to the Internet, when an architect named John McLaren designed something called a roundabout, for cars and street cars, in California. It continued with the Brits, who built a “circular junction” in 1909. It spread to Minnesota in 1995, starting in...

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