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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 [...]...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor The busier you get, the less time you spend thinking about your childhood, until days like Memorial Day come around. I place before you the name Bruce L. Truhler, found on a section of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. He was my cousin and we were very close....Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor I got my sweet little Mustang convertible out of winter storage and she still looks great with that new top my daughter and her husband put on for me last year. There have been some beautiful days that I have enjoyed my ride home with the top down. It’s doctor’s orde...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor— There are so many things you can’t tell children about being a mother, not even your daughters. And especially I think not your sons. I know they wouldn’t believe you anyway. You say to your daughters, “you’ll understand when you are a mother yourself,” but ...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor It was wonderful having such a warm winter here in EC Minnesota. We missed all the bad storms, but still managed one snow day for the fun it brought to kids who got to skip school and an editor who couldn’t get out of her driveway. My kids and I used [...]...Read More
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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, specia...Read More
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