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home : columns July 23, 2016


Pheasants, road ditches & poisonous parsnip
The bedraggled hen pheasant dashed across Highway 62 in front of me looking like Road Runner pursued by Wile E. Coyote of Looney Tunes fame. She moved with the same fear that driv
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Subscription licensing
We've all been aware that some software uses subscription licensing. That is licensing for which you pay a regular subscription for the right to use it. Antivirus software, such at Norton, McAfee and Webroot, have been doing this for years.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
If these days were winter . . .
I know there are those out there who can hardly wait for the weather we're scheduled to experience today (Wednesday) through Friday, but I also know there are many of you, who share my disdain for extremely high heat and humidity.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Seatbelt use is still too low
Question: I have heard a lot about "click it or ticket" recently. I thought seatbelt use was at an all-time high?
Trooper Troy says: The 2015 Minnesota Seat Belt Survey shows 94 percent compliance for front seat occupants. In 1987, there were 4,176 vehicle occupants who suffered severe injuries in traffic crashes. That number has dropped, substantially, to 745 in 2015.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
How about some good news?
Having just returned from vacation, I can say it was wonderful to avoid the nightly news.
Lately, it seems, we've received a steady diet of bad news. So today, I am giving our readers a treat - good news. Here goes:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New coaches mean I'm showing my age
It seems like just yesterday. I was a fairly recent graduate of St. Olaf College. My fiancee had just been hired to teach in Windom, so I made the rounds through the area, resume in hand, applying anywhere I could think of.
From that visit, I happened to get a call from Kim Anderson, publisher of the Citizen, to set up an interview for an open sports writer position.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016







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