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Not all but many holidays over the course of my childhood are marked with some kind of minor disaster. Like the Thanksgiving table fire, or the Christmas Eve were my sister and I accidentally did a … more
I met Steve Keel when I was looking for an electrician to wire the meter box and the main service panel in my new house. I had been building the house for two years using a portable generator to run … more
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing an advisory to farmers who have conducted business with Global Processing Inc. based in Kanawha, IA and operating in Hope, MN. The company … more
I first saw James Hart standing on the street corner across from the courthouse in Dover, when I stopped at the hardware store one day. He was holding up a sign that said, “Bury the Counter … more
Rice County Attorney John Fossum said the federal grant awarded to county social services by the US Department of Justice last month will create opportunities for his office, law enforcement and … more
A statement issued said the US Department of Justice has awarded a $1 million grant to Rice County. The grant will help launch two programs designed to aid residents who are using or are addicted … more
Living in the city, conservation is not something you really think about on a regular basis.  One tends to think of conservation on a large scale; i.e., the restoration of wetlands, tree … more
National School Bus Safety Week aims to highlight the dangers of illegal school bus passing. Although it is illegal in every state to pass a school bus while the school bus stop-arm is extended and … more
October is designated Pedestrian Safety Month as this time of year can be especially dangerous for walkers due to reduced daylight hours. This is a beautiful time of year to explore the outdoors and … more
Not many events were as exciting to me as a kid as the Minnesota State Fair. I anticipated our annual trip all summer long. Were a farm family and the main reason for going was machinery hill. Eighty … more
Trick-or-treat as a kid is the most magical night of the year. Dressing up and going from house to house getting candy was absolutely one of the best nights of the year growing up. Don’t get … more
I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet.  If the population would … more
After a two-year period when the Rice County Courts were closed far more often than they were active, Rice County Attorney John Fossum said his office has substantially reduced the backlog that … more
Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for … more
A tax credit for the sale or lease of land, equipment, machinery, and livestock in Minnesota to beginning farmers is still available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) … more
If you’re a Minnesota business sourcing and distributing or serving food, the Statewide Cooperative Partnership for Local and Regional Markets led by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture … more
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gathering ideas as we consider the state’s next biennial budget, and we want your input. Farmers, food businesses, and others impacted by food … more
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are teaming up to offer conferences on Suicide Prevention for Rural Faith Leaders in Bemidji on September 27, … more
Cruciferous vegetables have been known to have many health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include but are not limited to broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and … more
If you give a Belizean a ladder he will use that ladder in an extremely unsafe way, but somehow always be ok. My father, the Belizean,  is extremely comfortable on ladders  and going up … more
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