Loving/Hating Winter

This might sound strange but, winter will soon be over. Winter is the season that defines this area; ask someone about the weather in Minnesota and most likely they will mention the cold and not our brief, but lovely, summer. A January thaw brushed by us lightly this month and next month may be more…
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A Greener Shade Of Satisfaction

A counter-culture of sorts has been growing from behind the frost covered windows of garages and shops across the country. People, craving a youth that included many brands of snowmobiles, have stepped from their poorly lit work benches and into the glare of sunlight rebounding from frozen snow through the windshield of a vintage snowmobile.…
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Instant Coffee

I have poor impulse control when it comes to coffee. I have spilled many partially-brewed pots on our counter trying to sneak a cup. The answer to my impatience was simple but unthinkable as I really appreciate good coffee; my answer was a brew that demands little or no patience from those who drink it;…
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The M

June 2008 Much of the work on my parent’s dairy farm was done with a Farmall M tractor that included a Farmhand F-10 loader. We fed cattle, moved snow, changed storm windows and even painted with the old M. I remember my dad raising the bucket to the top of grain bins or the second…
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The Swingin’ Swede

The title for this week’s column was so easy; I’ve wanted to write about singer Jimmy Jenson for a long time. My dad liked Jimmy Jenson so he was played in a very heavy rotation around our house when I was young. He enjoyed the sort of status normally reserved for Lowell Lundstrom , Tennessee…
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