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John Wetrosky

Only recently did my part of northern Minnesota become a turkey hotspot. Somehow we've been missing the cruel winters of our past. Rarely do we see two straight weeks of minus 40-degree temps and snow up to your waist on level land. This year winter was relatively mild until it was supposed to be spring. Minnesota DNR photo
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
15 hours 16 min ago
April 14, 2018
I was digging out my fishing tackle box the other day inside our garage where the floor is still covered with ice and salt and grit and grime.
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
April 7, 2018
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The Last Windrow: Here's a forecast you are eagerly awaiting
April 7, 2018 - 8:30am
March 31, 2018
The sandhill cranes weren't here in 1978. I first heard their squawking calls from my deer stand many Novembers ago. It was with some interest that I first discovered their giant tracks in the soft mud near the creek that flows through our hunting land. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Much has changed since 1978
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 24, 2018
The Last Windrow: Chambers: Some things change; others stay the same
March 24, 2018 - 8:30am
March 17, 2018
One chapter in my life provided me with the opportunity to work at a booth at the Northwest Sport Show in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy Minnesota Progressive Northwest Sportshow March 22-25, 2018 Minneapolis Convention Center. http://www.northwestsportshow.com
The Last Windrow: Remembering the 'Rat Man'
March 17, 2018 - 8:30am
March 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Planting shiitake mushrooms
March 5, 2018 - 7:30am
February 26, 2018
There are always new companies springing forth. Two new companies this year are called Territorial Seed Company and Johnny's Selected Seeds. I've never heard of either, usually ordering from our local garden greenhouse or from the old standards, Farmer's or Gurney's. I probably won't order from either of these new companies, but it's fun for me to wander my way through them and see what they've got to offer. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Last Windrow: Planting season is coming
February 26, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
The old gun is not beautiful by any standard and shows the wear and tear of years in one family. When I look at it, I can still feel, smell and picture that late afternoon fall day when I cradled it in my arms while walking slowly ahead of that rumbling corn picker, waiting to see a rabbit make its dash from beneath the grass. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
February 11, 2018
The Last Windrow: Here's to the coldest Super Bowl ever
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
February 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Wandering to those secret places of mine
February 5, 2018 - 4:30am
January 25, 2018
The Last Windrow: A view before the fall
January 25, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
The stock zoomed to the stratosphere. My broker suggested that I take out my original principle and play with the rest. "Are you kidding me?" I said. "You must be nuts to suggest that I pull any money out of this deal. Let 'er ride!"   Photograph shows stock brokers working at the New York Stock Exchange, September 26, 1963. By Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The Last Windrow: Riding the stock market
January 20, 2018 - 7:00am
January 6, 2018
With all the creature comforts afforded to our modern lifestyle, it is a bit refreshing to be slapped in the face by a windchill that will freeze an egg on the sidewalk in seconds. There was a time in the past when modern day comforts did not exist and everything in the house was either close to freezing or frozen. PinenadLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Arctic memories from years ago
January 6, 2018 - 7:30am
December 30, 2017
The Last Windrow: Recalling past New Year's Eves
December 30, 2017 - 7:30am
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