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Last month was an eventful thirty-one days. In the middle of the month the Conger Ice Shelf in eastern  Antarctica collapsed. At the same time the temperature at the Concordia Research Station recorded an all time high of ten degrees Fahrenheit. That sounds cold but it’s more than sixty degrees...
I recently had a discussion with a fellow shopper. We discussed the causes for the shortage of and rapid increase in the price of eggs. (Avian flu and supply chain issues). I remarked that I wished we had leaders who were competent to handle at least some of the issues we faced, without making them...
According to Long Prairie weather records, a substantial rainfall on June 21, 1941 flooded Highway 71 south of Long Prairie. The flooded area included part of a poultry farm between town and Lake Charlotte. The stream that drains that area is Venewitz Creek, which flows from Lake Charlotte to the...
When we think about the drought, we deservedly so think about the farmers first; all the time they put in and their hard work seem to be for nothing this year.  The irrigated fields look like they will produce a decent crop, but the unirrigated fields likely won’t yield much.  I have already seen...
It’s been an interesting two weeks. In Washington D.C. Senator Lindsey Graham, a Donald Trump lap dog, contracted COVID after getting vaccinated for the virus. The Senator was reported as saying he was really glad he’d been vaccinated because his symptoms were moderated by his shot. Here in...
This was supposed to be the summer that we returned to normal. But what a freaky summer it has been. We’re choking on smoke from raging fires in Ontario, COVID is back and sickening the unvaccinated in the form of a mutated virus, and our day-after-day of temperatures in the 90s is only slightly...
A Friend…How can this happen in our country? Florida’s Republican Governor DeSantis signed legislation into law on Tuesday that requires students and faculty of public Florida universities to report their political views to the state starting this July. House Bill 233 requires university students...
I tend to call the Todd County Sheriff’s Office when I see a public safety threat or when a crime has been committed. Over the years I’ve made a number of calls and visits to the Office. I’ve always been treated respectfully and, when action was necessary, the deputies have responded quickly and...
It’s been a fairly dry spring. The only signifiant rain that has fallen came pretty much all at once early in April. Over four days nearly four inches fell. During that time the Long Prairie River almost reached flood stage and then went back to normal. It seems that heavy rainfall over short...
Just returned from two weeks in the sunny south. It really was the sunny south too. It only rained on two occasions, once in Louisiana and once in Tennessee, unbelievably, both times were during the night. It really felt great to be on the road, especially after being all but locked down for the...

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