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February 19, 2018


Entitlement era of high school sports claims another very surprising victim
I have come to the conclusion that parents are ruining high school sports.
I don't make that judgement lightly or without considering all options.
But when parents pour countless hours and thousands of dollars into their kids' athletic careers, they expect immediate return on their investment.
And when they aren't getting return on that investment, they complain - loudly - not directly to the coach, but to those in positions higher than the coach.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Browser rankings
We all use browsers to surf the web. Some use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer. Others like Google Chrome. Some use Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera.
While I have my favorite, Firefox, yours might be another. That's OK. They all do the same thing as they are all programs that connect us to the Internet.
But what is the most popular?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Please don't blame your deputy registrar
If you've struggled to obtain new license plates or tabs, know that Minnesota lawmakers share your frustration.
Minnesota's new licensing and registration system, a computer program known as MNLARS, is to blame. Please don't blame your local registrar, they are wonderful people who are equally as discouraged.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A healthy dose of golf
I was fortunate enough to miss the late-January blizzard that dumped 13 inches of snow on the area a few weeks ago. Pardon my gloating, but I was enjoying the sunshine, warmth and green grass of southern California.
Make that, a lot of green grass.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
More than just sports
"It's just sports."
How often have we heard that line over the years? People often say that America is too caught up with sports, too fixated on it.
In some cases, they are probably right.
However, there are also a boatload of ways sports is a big positive, not only for the participants, but society in general. A few weeks ago, we saw that locally with the Take Down Cancer event involving the Windom-Mt. Lake Cobra wrestling team and its fans.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Long Lake project continues through winter
We don't know when waterfowl in general, ducks in particular, appeared across North America. Do you? Well, don't feel bad because no such information was found in several reference books I searched.
The last extension of the glacier period as far as southern Iowa (The Des Moines Lobe) was around 11,000 years ago. Mostly large mammals populated our region after that meltdown.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018






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