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John Wetrosky

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
August 21, 2017
We had plenty of cats and dogs during my tenure on the farm. Usually they provided a value to our farm as well as other neighboring farmyards. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: The life of a farm dog or cat
August 21, 2017 - 7:30am
August 12, 2017
We all heard a distant rumble coming from the west. These were the days before radar and satellite weather forecasts, and one could not see any storm approaching. As the sound became louder, the family left the table and all walked outside the house to see if what we were hearing was actually happening. Yes, there indeed was a low, dark cloud bank in the west and it was heading directly over this part of the landscape. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: A million dollar rain
August 12, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
Letter to the editor: Pine River Chamber thanks Summerfest event hosts, participants
August 5, 2017 - 8:30am
The Last Windrow: Musical memories from the farm
August 5, 2017 - 5:30am
July 23, 2017
No sooner than the young lady had set up her sign and opened the tailgate of the bright red pickup did car tires start to squeal as the brakes were applied in front of her stand. She greeted each eager shopper with a broad smile and fairly danced her way to pushing corn into plastic bags. There were black tire skid marks all across the highway in front of her sweet corn station. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: A lesson in advertising
July 23, 2017 - 9:00am
July 15, 2017
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Last Windrow: Shifting priorities
July 15, 2017 - 7:00am
July 8, 2017
The Last Windrow: Climate change - Something is going on
July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
July 1, 2017
So it was that in the course of time, my friends worked and acquired some money and they spent it on muscle cars of every model. By the time that the late '60s arrived you would see Pontiac GTOs, Dodge GTXs, Plymouth Roadrunners, Ford Cobras, Chevy Sting Ray Corvettes and Camaro Z28s sitting at the little gas station out in the middle of the Iowa countryside. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Remembering my 'muscle car' youth
July 1, 2017 - 9:30am
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