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Oh for the love of Popcorn. We’re far from the world’s first popcorn fans: Archeologists have found traces of popcorn in 1,000-year-old Peruvian tombs. Makes me wonder what movies were good back then, ha. Popcorn really made its name as a snack food in the latter part of the nineteenth century when...
The Todd County Historical Society met on Monday, September 4 at 7 p.m. in the museum. President Gary Stracek called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. The August Secretary’s Report was read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report was approved.  De’s museum report:  • The $250 grant...
REMEMBER the Apple Dessert contest is right around the corner. Hoping some of you excellent cooks are willing to bake something up for the contest and join us for taste testing and coffee.  It will be on Thursday, Sept. 28 with judging at 2:30 and the coffee and taste testing to follow. Tony was up...
Some years ago my family was in El Paso, Texas. We decided to walk across the international bridge into Juarez, Mexico to find lunch. The bridge is one of those that is higher in the center than on either end. After lunch, when we were returning to El Paso, we came across a Mexican man in a...
Sometimes, the lack of outrage, feigned or real, the total & extremely rare lack of protests or news coverage of the Justine Damond murder, by a Minneapolis police officer, just boggles my mind.  The total lack of protest & very slim news coverage, has probably caused many people to forget...
Until recently, young children and teens almost never got type 2 diabetes, which is why it used to be called adult-onset diabetes. Now, about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related to the increase in kids with type 2 diabetes, some as young as 10 years old. Weight...
Rain, rain go away! It has to quit because the fifth annual carnival is coming on the 24th of August. What a fun time for all the residents. Thanks to all the staff and families and friends that have donated items. Mikko Cowdery will be here with Irish music and there will be games, food, and lots...
One traditional fruit of summer I crave is the watermelon. Yet leftovers can be a soggy, drippy, mess. I can usually eat the leftovers for 2 days then I’m done with it. Turning leftover watermelon into popsicles gets it used up, out of the frig and in the hands of the grand kids in a rather healthy...
The Todd County Historical Society met on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. in the museum. President Gary Stracek called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  July Minutes were approved as corrected.  Treasurers Report was approved.  De’s museum report:  • Thank you to everyone who helped...
The Minnesota State Legislature is acting like a group of political dinosaurs. They voted against energy efficiency. They voted to reduce support for solar and other alternative energy and they voted to expedite dangerous oil and natural gas pipeline construction. Senator Paul Gazelka,...

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