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The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 42nd season, Saturday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 30. The festival is held on grounds just south of Shakopee. I did not visit my first Renaissance Festival until my early years of marriage when Judy and I took Troy and Tammi for some different kind of entertainment. It […]

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One doesn’t have to be an avid sports enthusiast to get caught up in the hype for the Summer Olympics.  As a sports follower, the Summer Olympics has always been one of my super favorite sporting events. It’s the world element of competition that causes one to cheer for their home country.   The 2012 […]

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In about three weeks many of us will be paying tribute to the 13 persons killed and 145 persons injured when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during the rush hour on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007.  The I-35W Mississippi River bridge (officially known as Bridge 9340) was an eight-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate […]

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Growing up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota, I was always aware that June was a special month. It is called June Dairy Month. It is a special month designed to celebrate the dairy industry’s contributions to our American society. Learn more about Dairy Month and find out who the candidates are for 2012 […]

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It seems like summer came way early to us with the beautiful spring weather we began enjoying in February. The state’s greenery came early and has been enjoyed by many and will continue to be part of our summer plans as we head to some of Minnesota’s 73 state parks. State parks officially open on […]

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We all need to take an inventory of our many blessings and be thankful for our health. Even if we have some health issues, we must be thankful for the means in which we are able to deal with them. Christopher Imsdahl, 14, of Woodbury, has become a hero of mine. I have known this […]

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There was a time when the black bear was not a common resident of central Minnesota and even in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Now, black bear sightings have become more common in many locations throughout the state. Congratulations to Dana Coleman’s first grade class at Andover Elementary School in Andover for taking […]

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