Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Wild Bill Cooper is shown in his snowmobile attire as he leaves on his first Trans World Snowmobile Expedition in 1972. Cooper disappeared in the 1970s after being linked to a high profile kidnapping of Virginia Piper.
Over the years, I have met some unique personalities, some of them highly intellectual and others who were woodsman types and always off on an expedition. My two favorite explorers I have met are Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon, and Wild Bill Cooper, an explorer with the desire to...
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tells Seattle officers, “To those Seattle officers leaving the force: instead of demonizing you, we will stand WITH you.” She is offering them jobs with the state. Missouri Governor Mike Parson lights up their state capitol dome blue in honor of law enforcement....
As a child, we all likely embraced heroes at one time or another. We often equate heroes to music stars, political figures, war giants, TV celebrities, or sports icons. Prince, Queen Elizabeth, Audie Murphy, Walter Cronkite and Babe Ruth are just a few that come to mind. They may even be fictional...
"Slim" has proven to be my best friend, and I will tell you why. As many of my readers know, I met up with some bad luck just before last Christmas when I fell and broke my right ankle in three places. For the past four months, I have been recovering with the help of orthopedic surgeons,...
While everyone has been focused on getting a COVID-19 shot, and for understandable reasons, there is something else that would help people out and uplift their spirits. It's a jolt of positivity. I found my blast of positivity during a recent interview with Megan Copeland of Owatonna. A senior who...
He’s back at it again. While officer Dan Peach is known to make arrests while patrolling the streets of Blooming Prairie, he’s also got a soft side to him that has never shown more than in the past nine months. First it was a pumpkin patch, then it was Clark Griswold and the Christmas holidays,...
Minnesota lost another major icon when former Vice President Walter (Fritz) Mondale passed away last week at age 93. I am privileged to say that I met Mondale on a number of occasions during his political career. It was safe to say that Mondale walked in the shadow of his predecessor Hubert H....
Over the years, I have never been a huge movie fan. I’d watch the occasional movie on TV, or on rare occasions, I’d head to the theatre to see something that really tripped my trigger. Since the COVID-19 pandemic set in more than a year ago, I have now become a movie fanatic. That’s at home, of...
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...

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