Playing Chicken With The Squirrels

There never seemed to be a lot of squirrels around the family farm when I was growing up. I think they all knew the place was home to three boys who were always on the lookout for target practice. If it wasn’t the guys controlling the squirrel population, there was always a dog or two…
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The Last Man

I was sitting in my car Monday morning, scrolling through work emails, when I saw LeRoy Luitjens’ name appear in the subject line of a message. LeRoy — the World War II veteran and one of the last two members of the Glen’s Coffee Clique Last Man Club at Luverne — died Sunday. He was…
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Unplugged

How many of us, if we had to give up our smart phone for a day — perhaps a weekend — could really, truly give it up? I ponder this as I see people driving down a busy city street, or worse — I-90 — while texting or scrolling through a social media app. I…
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Pike: 3; FisherGirl: 0

You know how they say a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work? Well, I’m not sure I believe that anymore. Let me start by saying I had one of the best days ever while fishing on Saturday. A coworker and I left for the lake after the sun came…
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A Woman’s Best Friend

Since July, five of my Facebook friends have written heartbreaking posts about the loss of a dog. The latest was Bingo — a chocolate lab so special she had her own Facebook page, filled with her frequent mug shots and pictures of the treasures she’d bring for her owner, Susanne Murphy. Bingo was pure puppy,…
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