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Well, I’m locked out of e-mail, Internet and the server so I guess it’s time to write a blog post. It may be August, but it’s cold in the office today, although everyone who has come in from the outside has complained about the heat. Well, as soon as we went down for some companywide [...]

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Mille Lacs Lake is a true jewel of Minnesota. It, at the same time, delights me and frightens me. More often than not, the lake is like a miniature ocean, with waves dashing and splashing to the rocks and beaches on the shoreline. Often you see white caps and on less than sunny days, it [...]

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The county fair is running in Rush City right now. The memories of the past 40 years and our family’s involvement in its activities are vivid. Like the smell of the pork burgers sizzling and the sound of Therman Hanson’s voice barking out to passersby “Pork burgers, pork burgers!” Like the smell of clean hay [...]

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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 was warm. You already [...]

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I work seven days a week. And that’s Ok, most of the time. My work has been my life for the past 27 years. I’ve covered county board meetings, planning commission meetings, city council, school board, and solid waste commission meetings. I’ve covered accidents, celebrations, special events and school activities. I’ve even done sports. I’ve [...]

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I’m waiting. From time to time, a dear friend sends me an email with a prayer, an uplifting message, or some encouragement in one way or another. However, there is always a catch. And I’m not good at catches. “Send it to 10 people,” or “send it back to me” and there’s the promise of [...]

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