Winter Boredom? Not Possible

“I can’t wait for winter to be over!” “I’m so ready for spring!” Have you said this, or heard someone else say this to you recently? I have — several times in just the past couple of weeks in fact. I suppose it might have something to do with our desire to have a “white…
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Baffled And BeanBoozled

When Niece Katie showed up at the Buntjer family farm on Christmas Eve, she was carrying a Rubik’s Cube — the colorful square toy that plagued my youth and proved I will never possess the patience for such mind games. Katie had done a fair job messing up the color combination, but hadn’t quite figured…
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All I Want For Christmas

Back in 1973, I was a mere toddler when Merle Haggard hit No. 1 on the country music charts by crooning, “If we make it through December, everything’s gonna be alright….” The song popped into my head the other day as I was leaving the car repair shop with a snappy new battery and a…
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Let It Snow!

I was nearly giddy with excitement when the Nixle alert came across my phone Friday morning warning of a Winter Weather Advisory. For once, a predicted snowstorm is arriving on a weekend and I can sleep in, instead of shuffle out of bed early to shovel snow and get to work. As a reporter who…
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Fishing Frenzy Leads To Fish Fry

Little more than a week ago — when Worthington was in the midst of its first winter storm of the season, the snow was falling, the ice was accumulating and the visibility was declining — our staff photographer returned from a photo shoot and told me the walleyes were biting on Lake Okabena. I was…
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