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Fresh on the heels of Memorial Day comes the anniversary of D-Day. June 6 was the 80th commemoration of the first day of the bloody Operation Overlord, where Allied Forces led by General Dwight. D. …

A well-aged dad

A good whiskey takes time to age properly. It gets smoother and better tasting as it ages. It imparts the flavor of the barrel that is being used to stored it. Whiskey does not need the 65 years of …

Year in review

Last August when I said goodbye to this column, I’d had the opportunity to write for a full school year; I thought that meant I was closing the laptop for good. Clearly, I was wrong.   …

Life Hacks

Fold and store your clean sheets inside a pillowcase. It looks tidy, and you don’t have to search for matching pieces.

Located at Caswell Park in Mankato, the Minnesota High School All-Star Series allows some of the state’s best softball players to take center stage for one final showcase at the high school …

Convicted … of something

Thursday was a landmark day in world history, as a former president of this great nation was convicted of something in New York City. Now, he can be labeled as a convicted felon throughout the …

It is just the beginning of summer, and I hope you all get a chance to do some summer traveling or take a vacation. At the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, we are entering what I would describe …

Life Hacks

If you don’t want your avocado or guacamole to get brown, squeeze a lemon or lime over it. The citric acid will prevent it from going brown and adds extra freshness to the flavor.

Rain run

Ben: There’s no denying it’s been a soggier summer than usual for our little section of Minnesota. I’m sure it’s a welcome relief for farmers — at least, I hope it is …

Jets is back

After a long period of uncertainty and waiting, the Minnesota Vikings inked the best wide receiver in football, Justin Jefferson, to a four-year extension worth up to $140 million, including a …

Wildflowers will bloom

Looking out the sunroom of our home, the windows frame a view of the Sauk River valley and beyond to the east. The sky is partly cloudy, the sun is shining and it’s just a glorious morning. The …

Bittersweet transitions

As I sit down and open my laptop to write my final article, things feel very different.   I am now officially graduated, finished with high school sports and beginning my last childhood …

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