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Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Police Blotter - Nov. 17, 2018
Nisswa gains viewers' choice for Minnesota's best small town
Crash on Highway 6 injures both drivers
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
July 20, 2018
The Last Windrow: How did we survive with no warning labels?
"Be sure to put the shields in place on the power takeoff." Those were the warning words from my farm father as I hooked up the hay baler many...
July 20, 2018 - 8:30am
July 15, 2018
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
I learned certain things on that small Iowa farm that ensured I would reach the mellow age that I have now come to. Things that I did not learn...
July 15, 2018 - 8:30am
July 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Celebrating the Fourth with a bang
The ominous smell of nitrate hung heavy along the river bottom near the little fireworks shack. It was the week of the Fourth of July near the...
July 7, 2018 - 9:00am
June 29, 2018
The Last Windrow: It was a bad year to show animals at the county fair
Jerry's pig died. My Holstein calf developed a sprained front leg. Randy's sheep jumped the fence and headed up the blacktop toward LeMars. It...
June 29, 2018 - 5:30am
June 23, 2018
The Last Windrow: Hailstorms on the prairie
Gramps spent the hailstorm in the bathtub. Last week's severe thunderstorms brought back memories of the storms that crossed our small farm in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, so many years ago - the days before modern radar was invented and we had to rely on our wits to determine...
June 23, 2018 - 8:00am
June 9, 2018
The Last Windrow: For anglers' sake, we need to get along with Canada
I hope Canada doesn't decide to put a tariff on walleyes. I'm kind of worried about that. This part of northern Minnesota attracts thousands of anglers each year searching for walleyes, northern pike, bass and panfish. The highways are full of $100,000 boats pulled by shiny-wheeled...
June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
June 2, 2018
The Last Windrow: Don't mess with a farmer's pump shed
Every small 1950s farm had one. Some called them the "machine shed;" some called them "the pump shed;" some called them the "shop." They were...
June 2, 2018 - 7:30am
May 26, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy his running days are over
An organization in our community had a "fun run" last weekend. Even though the north wind was blowing about 30 miles-an-hour and temps hovered...
May 26, 2018 - 9:30am
May 13, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy Mother's Day to all moms
This week's column is dedicated to my Mom, Millie. Mother's Day happens this weekend, and even though moms have to share it with the Minnesota...
May 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Fishing memories last a lifetime
It wasn't much of a fish. A 6-inch, silver-sided, horn-headed creek chub that weighed about 4 ounces. My first fish. It came flipping out of...
May 5, 2018 - 9:00am
April 28, 2018
The Last Windrow: Changes in retail landscape continue
It all started when Mike Robinson realized that radial tires were coming on the market. I was in Mike's small, country gas station when he learned from a neighbor farmer that there was a new kind of tire coming on the market called a radial. Instead of getting just two years of wear...
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am
April 21, 2018
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
During this "spring of our discontent," I was thinking of anything possible to get me out of the dumps. Then the wild turkeys appeared below...
April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
April 14, 2018
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
I hear the groaning out there. "When will it ever be over?" people ask. Winter does not want to leave, but I have good news. Winter will go;...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
April 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Here's a forecast you are eagerly awaiting
Before you accuse me of missing the date on making my 2018 Minnesota Twins season record, let me explain why I waited until the week after the...
April 7, 2018 - 8:30am
March 31, 2018
The Last Windrow: Much has changed since 1978
Two giant shadows crossed in front of me as I hiked down a half frozen trail last week. At first I thought the shadows might have been caused...
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am