• The prom and shoe issues

    Published on June 3, 2024 at 11:40am CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist While it’s been years since I was involved in proms, and many fewer years since our three kids were involved in proms, I don’t recall any shoe issues of any kind. A column in THE LAND magazine of May 24, 2024, by Karen Schwaller in her Table Talk column,… Read More

  • White grubs threaten MN lawns: Identification and treatment tips

    Published on June 3, 2024 at 11:39am CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator White grubs have been causing problems in Minnesota lawns for several seasons. These larvae come from beetles like Japanese beetles, masked chafers and May/June beetles, and they feed on plant roots. Here’s how to recognize and manage a grub infestation. Identifying Grub Damage Signs of white grub damage include… Read More

  • Poppies

    Published on June 3, 2024 at 11:38am CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist It’s a glorious early morning in the beginning of summer. I can’t help it, I must step outside. Since we live so far from our neighbors and our driveway is so long I can hear if someone is coming in time and dash inside before they drive up…. Read More

  • Backyard enchantment

    Published on June 3, 2024 at 11:38am CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist When summer arrives after a long isolating winter, I feel a special kind of enchantment. Summer breezes smell extra fine. The grass feels softer. Waves gently lick the shore. Hammocks swing slowly between backyard trees, and we sleep so well at night after playing outdoors all day. Now that… Read More

  • Rep. Dean Urdahl delivers memorable retirement speech

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:08am CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune The  end of a Minnesota Legislative session is always tumultuous, but last week’s conclusion was a bit over the top. DFLers tried to put all the unfinished bills into one 2,800-page omnibus bill after Republicans spent much of the week filibustering the bills that were included… Read More

  • Thanks to Gordy Moeller for years of ‘really good music’

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:05am CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Like hundreds of others, we attended Gordon Moeller’s final concert as choir director at MAHS. It was kind of a bittersweet moment, one doesn’t like to see something familiar end and yet time marches on and new people step forward to continue a tradition. Many of us have long-term connections… Read More

  • Trying to beat the clock brings unruly end to legislative session

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:04am CDT

    Notes From The Capitol By Paul Anderson, State House Representative District 12B The curtain came down on the 2024 legislative session in a loud and unruly fashion this past Sunday night, May 19. With the clock winding down to the midnight deadline for passing bills, the DFL majority crammed no fewer than nine major bills into one, gigantic… Read More

  • Grand Lady

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:03am CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels This spring, I traveled over 1,400 miles simply to look upon the most beautiful lady in America. I suspect that I have been traveling toward her my entire life, and when I first laid eyes upon her she was standing alone, along a quiet country road. I’m sure she’s still standing… Read More

  • Loving my great side hustle

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:02am CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist I am so glad that May 15 has come and gone. This date is the deadline for many of the projects I engage in for conservation purposes. When you light prescribed grassland fires for habitat regeneration this needs to be done by May 15. This allows the habitat interruption… Read More

  • Fighting Fire With Soy: Where There’s Smoke There’s Soy

    Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:02am CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist From the May-June 2024 issue of SOYBEAN, the magazine for Minnesota’s Soybean Growers, was an interesting article about a new use for Minnesota’s soybean crop of somewhere over 380 million bushels! The article was written by Kristeena Thisius, Director of Marketing for Ag Management Solutions. She oversees their social… Read More

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