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Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man threw a pig's foot at Somali-American
6 resorts enroll in Minn. Century Resort recognition program
16-year-old from Warren, Minn. has been found and is safe
Heart and Soul for women set Aug. 22 in Crosslake
Black beans offer a variety of health benefits
Injuries strike Vikings offensive line again
NHRA Nationals at BIR Aug. 17-20
Timberwolves' 2017-18 schedule features 25 nationally-televised games
Twins' Joe Mauer poised to join rare Gold Glove company
Golf Results - August 12, 2017
Philip James Wright
Lorna J. Pesheck
William "Bill" Schweigert
Audrey Jane Rardin
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
Echoing Around the Globe
Fit Tip: Don't be a couch potato
Swimmer's itch is getting under our skin - uncomfortable but harmless 'duck itch'
MPR's Concert Truck stops in Nisswa
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
AstroBob: How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Danecdotes: A rookie woodworker's journal
Faith: Absolute truth of God
As I See It: Musings
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Spike & Karen Wales
Cole Richard Sifferath
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
Larrie & Mouse Norris
August 12, 2017
The Last Windrow: A million dollar rain
They call it "a million dollar rain." We had one around here last week. Weather calls the tune when it comes to farming or gardening. All the...
August 12, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
Letter to the editor: Pine River Chamber thanks Summerfest event hosts, participants
The Pine River Chamber of Commerce Summerfest Committee would like to thank all of those organizations and individuals who hosted events during Summerfest this year. They include The Warehouse Community Center, Pine River Art Club, Pine River Public Library, Good Samaritan Riverside...
opinion/letters to the editor
August 5, 2017 - 8:30am
The Last Windrow: Musical memories from the farm
I just watched a Willie Nelson special concert from Billy Bob's down in Texas. I see a lot of my dad in Willie's music. Music was a part of our country farm life. My family has a history of loving all kinds of music. I have a second cousin who played violin with the Philadelphia Philharmonic...
August 5, 2017 - 5:30am
July 23, 2017
The Last Windrow: A lesson in advertising
This is a little story about advertising and how some things work and some things don't. I witnessed the episode personally. This is the time...
July 23, 2017 - 9:00am
July 15, 2017
Last Windrow: Shifting priorities
It's a bad sign when your Medicare card is the first thing you see in your billfold. I had a phone visit with my cousin, Bob, last week. Bob...
July 15, 2017 - 7:00am
July 8, 2017
The Last Windrow: Climate change - Something is going on
I don't know if any of you have bought into the theory (some would say it isn't a theory any longer) of climate change and global warming. From my un-scientific perspective, I think something is going on. An area in South Dakota where my column is published just experienced a terrible...
July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
July 1, 2017
The Last Windrow: Remembering my 'muscle car' youth
Last week's "Back To The Fifties & Sixties" event in the Twin Cities brought back memories of my "muscle car" youth. A wise man once told me,...
July 1, 2017 - 9:30am
June 25, 2017
The Last Windrow: 'Walking the fields' built character
In the days before the machine applied herbicides, we farm kids did a little thing this time of year called "walking the corn" and "walking the...
June 25, 2017 - 4:30am
June 17, 2017
The Last Windrow: From farm to resort
One of the dreams my dad had working on that Iowa farm since his youth was being able to visit and maybe even to live in northern Minnesota. He had served his time in India during World War II, and I think the heat got to him. So it was after farming all his life that his farmer's...
June 17, 2017 - 5:00am
June 10, 2017
The Last Windrow: I hope the Twins will forgive me
I must have irked someone in the Minnesota Twins organization with my once-a-year prognostication. They have a winning record. Far off from my dire prediction in April. My depressing forecast did give the Twins a better record than they had last year, but it was still a losing season....
June 10, 2017 - 6:00am
June 3, 2017
The Last Windrow: First-of-the-year fishing trip
We're getting ready to take our annual fishing excursion to our neighbor to the north, Canada. I've checked out the boat, readied our rods and...
June 3, 2017 - 6:30am
May 25, 2017
The Last Windrow: Memorial Day thankfulness
Memorial Day weekend is upon us. It opens the door to real summer, although we in the Northland know that it can still snow on Memorial Day weekend. We have seen it happen. But, perhaps the weather gods will smile on us this year and picnics will happen, parades will parade and we...
May 25, 2017 - 9:30am
May 20, 2017
The Last Windrow: Beneficial causes, then and now
The young girl did two backward flips and a triple somersault right in front of my window last week. I didn't realize a human body could do that....
May 20, 2017 - 7:30am
May 11, 2017
The Last Windrow: Let's not brag about an extraordinary fishing opener
I've got to be careful when I start bragging about how good the upcoming Minnesota fishing opener might be. A few years ago I wrote in this very...
May 11, 2017 - 8:00am
May 7, 2017
The Last Windrow: Fertilizing fields in Iowa
I'm high in phosphorus. The numbers are off the charts. My nitrogen and potash are within limits, but my phosphorus is a concern. No, I'm not...
May 7, 2017 - 6:00am