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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Facebook … The Latest Timekiller, Or Not

The Spider Solitaire game on my home computer used to be the greatest killer of my time. I could spend an hour or two trying to solve the games without regard for the quickly passing minutes on my computer’s clock. These days, logging onto my Facebook account is equally eating up my free time. On…
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Kenny’s Croonin’ As I’m Cruisin’

It occured to me as I was driving back to Worthington from an interview in Luverne this morning that Kenny Chesney’s Greatest Hits has been in my car’s CD player for probably the past four months. Those tracks have played over and over, and yet I haven’t grown tired of listening to them. (well, alright,…
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