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We bought an old house in Tennessee. It is not as old as the house up the street that was once reportedly used as a stop in the underground railroad prior to the Civil War, but it has a history. Our … more
I absolutely love to watch fireworks. Last Fourth of July I watched them from my apartment window. At University I went to watch the start of year fireworks every year. I've photographed them for … more
Life is not a parabolic curve.  It doesn’t go straight up.  There are a lot of lumps, a lot of bumps.  I have never yet met a successful person that hasn’t … more
rice co     Inbox       Rice County is now accepting proposals from developers interested in building up to six four-bedroom homes to be designated as … more
Summer is always a busy time in Minnesota, and for the Rice County Sheriff’s Department it is the busiest.  Aside from the various celebrations and parades that will always include … more
Rice County Attorney John Fossum said he is looking into a program, that would combine the resources of his office, the County Community Services Office, the Faribault and Northfield Police … more
Social Security benefits are integral for many older adults. In fact, 44% of baby boomers expect Social Security to be their primary source of income in retirement, according to a 2021 survey from … more
Minnesota livestock farmers and specialty crop producers who incurred expenses due to last year’s drought can apply for up to $7,500 per farm in reimbursement through the Minnesota Department … more
  As any farming family can attest, every farm has its own special history. The small farm that I was raised on outside of Kiester is no exception. Our lives were rooted in the connection … more
Once a young man asked Socrates about the secret to success, so Socrates invited the young man to meet him at the river the next morning. They walked hand-in-hand into the water up to their necks … more
“Whap”, it hit the window like a soggy orange thrown by a kid. I was in the living room about 6:30 am. The sun was just peaking over the trees in the east. I was just waking up and … more
A Minnesotan: Sirens By RosaLin Alcoser A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my sister on the phone when my evening was interrupted by a rather familiar sound; the tornado siren. Which … more
Discussions aid understanding of high-tech dairy systems, cow health and the farm’s bottom line When Lisa and Steve Groetsch's cows are ready to be milked, they approach a milking robot on … more
If you have a private well water supply after heavy rains or flooding is a good time to inspect your well and get your drinking water tested at a certified laboratory. Proper well construction can … more
The fishing season for sauger, walleye, and northern pike will open this Saturday, May 14. Many of us are familiar with walleye and northern pike, but what about sauger? The cousin to our state … more
At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), our tagline is “Collaborating for Regional Vitality.” Whether we are working with partners in early childhood, economic … more
This column was written by my wife Ashley because she has crazy adventures in Tennessee as well. I am about 1/4 mile away from the bridge, going about 80mph.  It's dark. I have the music at … more
A giant ship’s engine failed, and the vessel’s owners consulted one expert after another, but none of them could fix the engine. They finally brought in an old man who had been fixing … more
My family moved to Minnesota from the south right as the century was turning from the last into this current one. For us this meant the winter of 2000 was our first Minnesota winter and our first … more
I talked about soil and rain barrels and composting last week. But what about organic matters? What is it? Does it matter? How much organic matter matters? Can it be too much? According to the … more
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