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About the only time I’ll walk into a department store to buy gifts is just prior to Christmas. The task can be overwhelming if one doesn’t have ideas about what to buy. I’ve never been a shopper — something about the activity just makes me uncomfortable. I do not like going into stores and “window […]

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Rest in peace, raccoon, possum and skunk. My wife had never hit any living thing with her vehicle until we moved to east central Minnesota about two months ago. Since then, she’s sent a pair of critters to that big forest in the sky and ensured a third was thoroughly dead. The road kill rampage […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor A year ago the ladies in Rush City celebrated the 90th birthday of the Women’s Club. It would seem that when women get together to work for good causes, they stick together forever. Well, that is as long as there are ladies to stick together. The word auxiliary is often misspelled […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson Nobody is asking “Hot enough for ya?” these days. It obviously is. It’s so hot that one can barely breathe, let alone respond to such an inane question. The extreme heat leads off news stories, is the main event at the coffee shop… why it’s a force that directs pretty much all our […]

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They’ve arrived at my doorstep, the letters to the editor regarding candidates, that is. You will soon see them here on page 4 when we begin publishing them. As you can see, we no longer have two pages for our opinions and letters. So it is extremely important that you take note of these guidelines. […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor A lot of people will be giving you advice as you graduate, count me among them, Class of 2012. These thoughts I share today came to me while in my mobile office – my car – as I drove home the other night when the sky was blue and the sun […]

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