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Yippee! Long Prairie is gonna have its very own Dollar General Store just like 10,000 other small towns across this country. “But grandpa,” my five year old grand child said when I told him the exciting news, “we already have a dollar store and they have everything we need.” I suppose it takes a...
I got up this cold, bleak rainy morning wondering what I wanted to say when we, as a family, spread Sandy’s ashes. As I sat drinking coffee, thinking my thoughts and looking at the dreary day unfolding, I was surprised to realize I was not the least bit depressed, or even down, in fact I was quite...
A Saturday afternoon two weeks ago was a good time to try and make some headway with yard clean-up. While taking a short break, Munk One made an appearance and wanted to chat for a while since we had not talked since late last fall.  I asked him what the topic might be. He said he had been up on...
I love those old black willow trees along the Long Prairie River, don’t you? When I was a kid we used to fish for Northern Pike near them. The river channel where they grow is deep and the current is fast. More often than not the big old willows that are anchored in the wet river bank don’t grow up...
It’s easy to jerk your knee and say ‘no way’ to anything spelled t-a-x. For example, I recall grumbling and growling when the Todd County Board of Commissioners instituted a sales tax of one half of one percent several years ago. The idea was to use the money to maintain county roads. But I claimed...
I saw a photo of Donald Trump on his golf course the other day. He was wearing one of those red caps with M.A.G.A letters on it. Make America Great Again was the whining complaint that got Donald Trump elected and it’s the same absurd complaint he imagines that will get him re-elected. What the...
I want to give a shout out to all the great nurses, EMTs, and ambulance drivers at CentraCare in Long Prairie and St. Cloud. What a great group of competent and caring professionals you all are. I’ve spent the last twenty-five years doing everything I can to keep at least a mile away from medical...
I guess photo opportunities are an important part of the work of a Member of the United States Congress. Representative Collin Peterson regularly sends out photos of himself with a wide range of individuals and groups. In March he sent out a batch of photos which included Congressman Peterson with...
Time to catch up on some of the craziness that’s been going on lately. I say some of it because if I tried to think about all of it, it would drive me crazier than, the hatred the democrat politicians and media have for President Trump, has driven them. Now that’s a lot of craziness right there and...
On February 15th D.J. Trump declared a national emergency which he said he could have declared at some other time but he felt like doing so on the day after Valentine’s Day. It was a love letter to David Duke, I suppose. Anyway, unlike your normal emergency, such as a tornado or earthquake, we all...

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