Oh Deer…

Our family farm south of Worthington is surrounded by wildlife. The creek that borders our back pasture curves around the neighbor’s property and flows through the land to the south of our home as it winds toward Lake Bella. It is a magnet for pheasants, waterfowl, deer and the smaller critters that I don’t care…
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Puppy Love

On the way to Ellsworth tonight to watch my nephew Matt play basketball for the Panthers, I took a short detour to my brother’s house just outside of town. I hadn’t stopped in there since early December apparently, as the litter of pups I saw back then were just a few days old and were…
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Lured By The Lures

I know it’s still the middle of winter, but I can’t help dreaming about the summer fishing season. It all started with a couple of fishing lures I found on clearance last weekend, and a visit by Scott Rall on Monday night to our Ocheda Beavers 4-H Club meeting. The 4-H’ers have selected fishing sports…
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NCIC Reaches A Milestone

I stopped by the Nobles County Integration Collaborative this afternoon for an interview about its 10th anniversary. If you have some time, you should stop by the collaborative today. They have an open house that continues until 5:45 p.m. There will be a program at 5 p.m. that will include remarks from NCIC Coordinator Sharon Johnson, a…
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The Hockey Aunt

I pulled on my llama socks, grabbed the thickest, warmest sweater from my closet and bundled up in my winter coat, mittens and a warm fuzzy blanket – all to go sit on an ice-cold bleacher seat and freeze my fanny this morning. My 7-year-old nephew Blake is a budding Mites hockey player in Fairmont,…
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