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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We’re Still The One

As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent the past few days at the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention in the Twin Cities. The theme was "Newspapers … We’re still the one," and the convention’s programs were filled with great ideas for the hundreds of Minnesota newspaper people to take back to their hometown newsrooms.…
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Temporarily Disconnected

Wow, this week just flew by so quickly I didn’t have a chance to write a blog. Early in the week I was busy writing stories for the regular print and online editions, went up to Kinbrae for the meeting about their possible unincorporation, and finally finished my Active Life story on Wednesday (it publishes…
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Crazy People And The Polar Bear Plunge

I just returned from the Okoboji Winter Games and my fingers have finally thawed out – my toes are still a little tingly though. By the time the Polar Bear Plunge started this afternoon in Smith’s Bay, the thermometer in my car registered a whopping 2 degrees. Despite the cold (thank goodness there wasn’t much…
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