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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Uff Da, It’s A Busy Day

If the clutter on my desk is any indication, it is a busy day here at the Daily Globe. Not that work doesn’t keep me busy, but with special sections coming out left and right, my to-do list has really accumulated. I hope you all had a chance to read the stories in the Today’s…
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Warning … Graphic Image

As I was searching for Associated Press copy and related art to include on the Agriculture page for Tuesday’s edition, I opened up one image I really wish I hadn’t. The story, which you will find on the ag page, was about pocket gopher bounties in southern Minnesota counties. I found an image of a…
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Chillin In My Own Little World

Holy cow it’s cold outside! It makes me wonder again just why we choose to live here. I like to have four seasons, but minus-40 windchill seems excessive. It begs the question – if you could live anywhere in the U.S., where would you live? I’d tend to say Anacortes, Wash., (I went whale watching…
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Congrats Matt And Teresa Widboom

Matt and Teresa Widboom of Worthington were named runners-up in the Excellence in Agriculture competition Monday, during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Dan and Cara June Strasser of Tennessee won the award. They received a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and free registration to the YF&R Leadership Conference.…
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