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John Wetrosky

December 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
December 9, 2017 - 6:30am
December 2, 2017
Now, in opposition to the big-box Black Friday promotions, we have Shop Small Saturday. In an effort to keep small businesses afloat, someone came up with the idea of turning the attention of the over-saturated consumer to spend a little cash at a local mom and pop business. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Here's a good idea: Shop small
December 2, 2017 - 8:00am
November 23, 2017
Grabbed the Model 1897 Winchester 12 gauge pump shotgun and a handful of #5 shot shells. Heard rooster pheasants cackling along the heavily weeded creek bottom. Accompanied by our rat terrier, Mitsy. She loves to hunt with me. PineandLakes.com Illustration.
The Last Windrow: A Thanksgiving Day on the farm
November 23, 2017 - 8:00am
November 18, 2017
One of the activities I detested was having to go back to the cornfield to pick up the ears of corn that the one row Woods Brothers picker left on the ground. I was of the opinion that if that corn were left in the field, the pheasants and other wildlife would have an easier winter. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Warm fall weather wasn't always welcome
November 18, 2017 - 8:30am
November 11, 2017
Deer hunting equipment and clothing have undergone extreme changes from those early days. Blaze clothing has replaced the old red wool worn by earlier generations. I have a wonderful heavy, red wool coat that once was worn by some hunter. It hangs in our closet only to be worn to town on occasion. PineandLakes.com Illustratino
The Last Windrow: Deer hunting has changed since 1970
November 11, 2017 - 6:30am
November 4, 2017
I picked this place to live because I have room to maneuver. I like the idea of driving to work in the morning and having only one, maybe no vehicles in front or behind me. If there were 50,000 employees all trying to get to work at all hours of the day, how would that go? PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Too small for Amazon
November 4, 2017 - 11:00am
October 28, 2017
My wife has filled our downstairs larder with hundreds of pints and quarts of dill pickles, sauerkraut, salsa, tomatoes, sweet pickles, pickled string beans, pickled peppers and canned peaches. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Fruitful summer comes to close
October 28, 2017 - 10:00am
October 21, 2017
Last Windrow: A special trek into the woods
October 21, 2017 - 4:30am
October 13, 2017
In 2014, the Brainerd Dispatch staff was challenged to eat lutefisk by the staff of the Bemidji Pioneer (another Forum Communications newspaper) or donate money to charity. These are a couple of the adventurous Dispatch employees who gave it a try - and their reactions. Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
The Last Windrow: No more wisecracks about lutefisk
October 13, 2017 - 6:00am
October 7, 2017
The Last Windrow: Six commandments of hunting
October 7, 2017 - 7:00am
September 30, 2017
The columnist’s grandfather, John Wetrosky, is shown with his large workhorses in this photo taken in the late 1940s. Submitted Photo
The Last Windrow: Remembering true workhorses as technology takes over
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
September 17, 2017
The ruffed grouse season begins in Minnesota this coming weekend. Opening day got me to thinking of bird dogs I have known. Every one of them was a treasure while they escorted me through the woods. Every one but one. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: We're entitled to one great dog
September 17, 2017 - 8:30am
September 9, 2017
I'm the beginning of the "baby boom" generation. They now have names for people of my age like the "silver tsunami" or the "silver streaks" or the "balding" generation. True, those words do pertain to me, but I've got lots of company. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Thoughts from a 'silver tsunami' warrior
September 9, 2017 - 8:30am
September 4, 2017
The velvet antlers of a young, fork-horned buck went dancing by our window just a couple of weeks ago. The young buck tossed its head and kicked up its heels as it scampered through the red oak trees that this year are heavily laden with acorns. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Fall is almost upon us
September 4, 2017 - 7:00am
August 24, 2017
The Last Windrow: Hope to see you at the bluegrass festival
August 24, 2017 - 1:44pm
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