Take The Survey

I picked up my TRForward community survey this week. TRForward appears to be an organized collection point for proposals of what should become of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. I’ve had several different ideas about Thief River and the survey helped me sharpen them up to a point that I want to share them today. First…
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A New Arrival

I sold our cows a few years ago, I now purchase feeder cattle and finish them out on grass. Last year, I did take on a couple of heifers for the winter just because they were part of a group. I planned to trade them to my brother for more feeders. Plans are great, but…
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It Looks Like Rain (not A Forecast, Just A Title)

(I wrote this column in June of 2008 when it was very dry and we needed rain. Those were the days)   My dad and I were milking cows one evening about twenty four years ago. It had been so dry that year and suddenly that evening, it finally rained. I thought we should perhaps…
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My Brother, Darrel

I write about my family fairly often, especially my sister, Debbie, who provides tons of good subject matter. I recently received an email asking if I would write about Darrel, who is an older brother. Although I did include Darrel in a fight against aliens in last Halloween‘s column, I never have written about our…
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My Old Car

Change makes me sentimental; even inanimate objects are imbued with my emotion because we’ve spent time together. There was a change this week, a four year long relationship between car and driver halted by a transmission that no longer works. My old Chevrolet Lumina left home for the last time driverless except for a ghost…
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