Thursday, April 15, 2021

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It was 26 years ago on April 15, 1995 that our 22-year-old daughter Tammi Jo got another chance at living. It seems like yesterday. For eight years, Tammi had been battling a liver disease, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. She was diagnosed at age 14 and told that she may need a new liver as early...
Last week’s tragic barn fire that resulted in the loss of cattle south of Owatonna has stirred up horrifying memories for at least one Blooming Prairie area family. Rodney and Michelle Krell lost a similar type of barn in a fire on their farm north of Blooming Prairie in 2004. At the time, they...
Vaccines to curb the impact of COVID-19 have saved many lives and protected the earth of the world. Memory reminds me that vaccines of many varieties have been part of our family heritage. From the polio vaccine to the COVID-19 vaccine, we have learned that vaccines will protect our lives. I...
Pop, pop, pop. Easter produced something a little out of the ordinary for our family this year. In between going to the various church services and the great holiday meals my mother always prepares, we took a little target practice. No, we weren’t aiming to shoot the Easter bunny hopping around...
Kirby Puckett hit one of his most important home run in the 10th inning of the sixth game of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves in 1991.
“Let's Play Ball! The Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team enters its 60th year with the 2021 season starting Thursday, April 1 with the season opener in Milwaukee. As we embark on another Major League Baseball season, we are intent on forgetting how the coronavirus interrupted sports...
There is one industry that sometimes gets overlooked in the mad rush we all call life. It's agriculture. Having grown up on a farm in central Minnesota, I am well aware of the importance farmers play in our society. My father operated a large hog farm for 50 years before retiring in the late 1990s...
Everyone needs a hobby or something creative to do in their spare time. Ron Nelson of rural Blooming Prairie is attracted to the restoration business. "It's kind of fun to restore something to its original state," he says. Nelson, former Owatonna city utilities employee, definitely is one who doesn...
Contrary to what we may think at times, there are teenagers doing extraordinary things in our communities. One doesn’t need to look any further than Jennifer Burtis of Owatonna to figure that out. Burtis, 17, is a member of the American Heritage Girls Troop, a national Christian-based character...
It is difficult to believe that it has been one year since we were introduced to COVID-19 and its grip that it has had on people around the globe. COVID is still with us but its strangle hold on us has been diminished, mainly because of vaccines and the public's willingness to wear masks and follow...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose records a podcast at his home studio in what he describes as “my little man cave.”
Law enforcement has been in the blood of Scott Rose’s family for many years. His grandfather was a special deputy in North Dakota in the 1930s. His father, Bob, was a deputy for more than 30 years in Dodge County. In his late 20s, Rose became a deputy sheriff in Dodge County and worked his way up...

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