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Searching for Canadian Explorer


Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Virginia CooperMonday, October 29, 2001

Last week I visited my mother who lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. One of our favorite things to do is shop in Canada. We have discovered a wonderful garden center full of hardy plants grown to endure cold Canadian winters.

Among their many choices they have always had a large selection of the Canadian Explorer Roses. Developed by Canadian Agriculture they are not only very hardy but also disease resistant, especially to black spot and powdery mildew.

This year's visit was late in the season, but I was hopeful I would find a few goodies marked down for clearance. I was not disappointed. Two roses, a clematis vine and new Hydrangea, 'Kyushu' were found.

We headed for the border. This is usually not a big deal. My mother insists on driving so she can do all the talking. Where were we from, what did we buy, how much did we spend - the usual questions. This year was different.

Coming into Canada there were armed guards present, and they asked to see ID cards for all those in the car. Getting back into the states was also a bit different. Again the armed guards milling around and now not just one person, but three checked each car. They asked us to open the trunk and upon seeing the plants the one said to the other, 'Are these plants legal?' The other replied, 'These are perennials,' in a grave tone. I was listening from the backseat.

They came back around the car and asked if we had our Certificate of Phyto-Sanitation. Of course we didn't and had to turn around and take the plants back to the nursery. Back at the nursery, even the manager had never heard of this ever happening before, they sell plants all year to Americans. They said I would have to contact the Minister of Agriculture in order to get the Certificate.

Let me tell you, I was mad. How dare they infringe on my liberties? The anger melted in to sadness about the whole terrorist issue and how it has changed so many lives. After a while leaving the roses behind didn't seem to be that big of a deal, nothing compared to the losses faced by so many.

Apparently the real issue is that Anthrax can exist in soil. Did they think I would culture some when I got home? It seems ridiculous now; but at times like these, I would rather that they think of everything and trust no one.

I can find the roses somewhere else. They're beautiful, but not worth getting thrown in jail for plant smugglin .....
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Monday, Octovber 22, 2001

It’s Sunday afternoon. Time to watch theVikings if they are winning. This usually leaves time to do something else. This particular October Sunday is cold and wet, too nasty to do much outside. I happened to stop at J ..... 
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Contemporary Bunkshooters

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Monday, October 1, 2001

The Rev. Jerry Falwell is what poet Carl Sandburg would call a bunkshooter. Pat Robertson is one too.

Full-flushing, bonafide bunkshooters. Conjurers, magicians, illusionists, pulling the wool over many people’ ..... 
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Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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To the Editor,

I am writing to share with each of you the perspective of a Fillmore Central graduate.

You, as taxpayers, have the opportunity and the responsibility to help provide the upcoming citizens of the community a greater cha ..... 
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Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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To the Editor,

The Fillmore Central School Board is asking our taxpayers to approve a levy of $350.00 per weighted pupil unit. This amounts to approximately $378,000 the first year and this amount will decrease as our enrollment declines in f ..... 
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Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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To the Editor,

I have lived my entire life in this community. I have paid taxes on a farm as well as a home in town. I have raised four children here and worked in Preston and feel a strong need to write this letter.

The State of Minn ..... 
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Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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To the Editor,
Monday, October 29, 2001

To the Editor,

To members of the Rushford-Peterson School District concerning your vote on the levy referendum to be held on November 6.

1. The referendum is now affordable for ..... 
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Vernon H. Vigeland

Fri, Oct 26th, 2001
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Vernon H. Vigeland, 77, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Mabel, Minn. died March 12, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where he had resided for only a week.

Vernon was born September 5, 1923 in Preble Township, Fillmore County, M ..... 
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