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Congresswoman Fischbach stands with all law enforcement

By Contributor | September 21, 2022

By U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach It was great to be able to visit with so many people across the district over the last few weeks. I was able to visit businesses, farms, and chambers of commerce from Marshall to Detroit Lakes. I was also able to have several honest conversations with law enforcement at the local and national levels. Seeing […]

Early dismissals return

By Contributor | September 21, 2022

By Kevin Enerson PAS Superintendent This week, Pipestone Area Schools begins our early dismissals on Wednesdays that we began using a few years ago. We did change the dismissal time to 2:00 p.m. instead of 1:15 p.m. because of staff input in the use of time. We have a solid 90 minutes of staff time and gain an additional 45 […]

The Casey Jones State Trail: From a Bike’s-Eye View

By Contributor | September 21, 2022

By Lynn Haraldson Member, Friends of the Casey Jones State Trail I learned to ride a bike on a hand-me-down boy’s Schwinn. The vinyl banana seat was torn and the front tire was out of alignment, but I rode it all around Jasper until the spring of 1975, when I laid eyes on a blue five-speed Raleigh in the window […]

Days Gone By Week of Sept. 19, 2022

By Contributor | September 21, 2022

125 YEARS AGO September 17, 1897 A long-haired individual, in a buckskin suit, with a big belt containing an ugly looking revolver around his waist, flew into the city today, perched for a few moments on a street corner, sold some 35 or 40 bottles of a “cure-all “ powder at $1 a bottle, and then flew out again. While […]

Share what you know, share how you farm

By Contributor | September 19, 2022

Fall is definitely in the air! Well that’s what I thought before looking at the temps for this week. It still feels like summer and will for a while according to the MSN weather forecast. My segue into fall started off with a bang out at the South Dakota State Fair up in Huron. I always get a chuckle (or […]

Prairie passion earns Irvine 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year recognition

By Contributor | September 19, 2022

A commitment to creating wildlife habitat on her farm and sharing it with others led Cathy Irvine of Dysart, Iowa, to be named 2022 Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year at the Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual Conference last month in Ames. Like many widowed farm wives, Irvine felt overwhelmed with what to do with her farm after the death […]

Friends of Library warps up summer schedule

By Contributor | September 14, 2022

TO THE EDITOR: Meinders Community Library wrapped up another successful Summer Reading Program with a special event at Westview Park Aug. 23. The featured activity was Pedal to the Metal, Traveling Foundry sand casting and each participant took home a unique piece of artwork after learning about the method. Everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch with generous donations from Coborn’s, Hank’s […]

Who has the authority?

By Contributor | September 14, 2022

As a past school board member I feel it’s time to offer my insight. My tenure on the school board included trying to pass a bond for a new middle school/high school. It was a tumultuous time to say the least. The bond issue was defeated twice before it passed. During that period the school board had to make tough […]

Days Gone By Week of Sept. 12, 2022

By Contributor | September 14, 2022

125 YEARS AGO September 10, 1897 A farmer from the north part of the county dropped a silver dollar down a crack in the sidewalk in front of Cook’s Central Drug Store this afternoon, and it took two men and a crow bar working under the direction of a dozen “bosses” some time to extract the dollar. Last year a […]

Biking to end cancer

By Contributor | September 08, 2022

TO THE EDITOR: Every September a group of us set out to raise awareness of the progress being made in cancer research/treatment and to encourage everyone to get the recommended screenings. RideMN1 Inc. is a nonprofit which conducts an annual bicycle ride across Minnesota. For more information about our organization please visit RideMN1.org. This year’s route begins in Pipestone on […]