Go Fetch!

I drove out to the family farm for a delicious fish fry Thursday night (I think it was the last of the sunfish I caught with nephew Zach last summer), and I discovered something. All of the snow that melted away in the last couple of weeks has suddenly revealed the squeeky toys that belong…
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Perusing Papers

While at the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention a few weeks ago, I volunteered to have our staff judge entries in another association’s better newspaper contest. I always find it interesting to see what other papers are doing, from reporters’ writing styles to photographers capturing the daily events in their communities. It’s interesting to see the unique newspaper designs, and…
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Wanna Bet A Buck?

Prior to the start of this morning’s Nobles County Board meeting, there was a small discussion about basketball. Commissioner Diane Thier attended the Adrian boys’ game Monday night in Adrian, while I went to Ellsworth to watch my nephew Matt, a junior on the varsity Panther squad, in one of his best games of the…
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A Chat With Mr. Northey

With dairy farmers earning less for the milk they produce, hog farmers struggling with the high cost of feed and an ethanol industry that has seen plants go bankrupt sometimes before they even open their doors, it seems there’s a lot of negative news going on in agriculture today. Rarely does a year go by…
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From The Mouths Of Babes

Ever since the first of the babies in the next generation of the Buntjer clan started to arrive, I’ve been entertained by the words that have come out of their mouths. For the longest time after nephew Matthew uttered his first words, I became known as aunt Juwee. Today, with two little three-year-olds running around…
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