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April 25, 2018


Ivory-billed coots have adapted and survive
They call them mud hens and crazy old coot is an occasionally used description of a harmless simpleton. But, the fact is, those ivory-billed coots are really a highly adapted survivalist.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Facebook and your privacy
I don't like Facebook. I never have and never will. However, I use Facebook. I have to for my employment and for staying in contact with some people. So I use it grudgingly.
"Why don't you like Facebook, Rick, my geek friend?"
I'm glad you asked.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Windom Citywide Cleanup set for May 12
Spring is here and the Windom Citywide Cleanup is just around the corner.
The date the council set for this city-provided service is May 12. Items must be brought to the curb by 6 a.m., on May 12. We encourage all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to discard unwanted or unused items and show our community pride by working together.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
River watching
Now that winter finally appears to have given way to spring, we can put the snow watch behind us, at least for a few months (hopefully much longer).
But now our eyes are turning to the West Fork of the Des Moines River in Windom.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A quiet referendum
This has been one of the more quiet school referendum issues that I can recall in my 30-plus years in the newspaper business.
A group of friends spent several hours at our house Saturday night and the topic was barely mentioned. The same has been true at the recent coffee and lunch gatherings I've attended.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
MSHSL should consider more nine-man
In some ways, football is the ultimate numbers game at the high school level.
A team that has more participants also has more depth. It has fewer players who play two ways out of necessity. And, more often than not, such a team also sees fewer injuries, despite having more players actually seeing action.
But a simple look at the state of the sport should raise some red flags.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018






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