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As summer days turn into evening, many parents pull out a book or two to read to their kids at bedtime. This is important because studies consistently show that reading at a young age drastically … more
Celebrations marking National Farmers’ Market Week (Aug. 7-13, 2022) in Minnesota will culminate with a public event on Saturday, August 13 at Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. There will be … more
One of my concerns with traveling 720 miles in one day across five states is encountering breakdowns on the highway. I am usually pulling a loaded trailer so there are more tires to contend with. I … more
I have said it before and I will say it again. Minnesotans live our lives on the lake. We swim in it, we look at it, we fish in it, and we boat on it. Recently I went home from the Twin Cities, … more
Plans are in place to celebrate the 75th Annual FFA Shows at the Minnesota State Fair!   The celebration will take place Labor Day weekend, during the FFA encampment.   … more
Can you give me a brief rundown of Medicare’s enrollment choices along with when and how to sign up?   – Approaching 65 Dear Approaching, The rules and timetables for … more
Being tired and exhausted is one of the most common complaints in society today.  To address fatigue and low energy, you need to improve mitochondrial energy production.  Mitochondria are … more
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
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
“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
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
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
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is continuing its investigations into the alleged misuse of dicamba herbicide products intended for dicamba-tolerant (DT) soybeans, though on-going work … more
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