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One Moment Please... We have arrived


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

We have arrived at a point at which we are hopefully saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring, summer and fall -- the three more appreciated seasons of Minnesota.

Since December, most of us have seen very little of our neighbors. In every little city in our area, we have followed a very strict routine that’s all too common during a rugged Minnesota winter. Go to work, come home, stay inside. Repeat daily. There’s very little outside activity when the temperatures dip to negative 25 degrees.

But, we are on the tail end of that routine. Sure, we may have a few bouts of the “s” word coming our way, but it won’t last long with the ground thawing to our approval.

What this past winter has reminded me is the most important thing about spring, summer and fall. Don’t take those seasons for granted.

Our trifecta of favorable seasons presents an opportunity for us to explore our surroundings. And, I plan on doing as much of that as possible.

Whether hiking through Historic Forestville State Park or biking on the Root River State Bike Trail, there is no reason for anyone in this area to ever say they are bored. As a matter of fact, anyone who makes that claim may want to consider whether they are experiencing a momentary lapse of becoming a boring person.

There’s plenty to do in this area, and we should not take it for granted. Canoeing, running, hiking, biking, site-seeing, road-tripping, dining at unique family-owned restaurants, theatrical performances, historical museums, art museums, town festivals, camping, fishing, hunting, and my wife’s favorite nearly-Olympic event -- shopping.

When it comes to things to do in this area, we are not in short supply.

And, this is the moment in which I shamelessly plug our new website. Our Visit Bluff Country Magazine has been in circulation since 1985, highlighting all of the aforementioned things to do and places to go throughout Historic Bluff Country.

With the help of Michelle Haugerud at SMG Web Design, we redesigned www.visitbluffcountry.com to become the most comprehensive tourism-based website in our region. This is our third website redesign since 2009, and we have now arrived at a place we can call home. Our website brand matches up perfectly with our printed publication, and with a responsive design we are able to ada .....
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Tippi Toes dancers perform at Target Center as part of halftime show

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Social Scenes

On Saturday, April 12 some of the local Tippi Toes dancers performed at halftime of the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Target Center! Local dancers were from Harmony, Preston, Lanesboro, Chatfield, Elma, Decorah and Spring Valley. The kids did an ..... 
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Government the week of April 28, 2014

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Government

• Monday, April 21, Rushford-Peterson Scool Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Rushford Computer Room. • Monday, April 21, Preston City Council meeting, 6 p.m., Council Chambers. • Monday, April 21, Kingsland School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. • Monda ..... 
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To Easter, Spring, and New Beginnings

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

It was Easter Sunday. I was 4 when a furry bundle was thrust into my arms. “Tippy Toe” was snow white with a pink nose, long silky ears lined with pale pink and eyes the color of red wine. My two older sisters and I delighted in watching him munc ..... 
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Letter about Houston County

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, For what it is worth, I want to share my admiration and hope for Houston County. I have been a public health professional for more than 20 years. I have come to understand that one of the key foundations to individual and community he ..... 
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Pamela Sue Burns

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Pamela Sue Burns Miller, 65, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died April 11, 2014 at her home unexpectedly of natural causes. Pamela was born March 29, 1949 in Bloomington, Ill. Pamela worked as a home health care aid for many years. Pamela enjoyed c ..... 
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Ronald William Ramlo, Sr.

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Ronald William Ramlo, Sr., 100, of Canton, Minn. passed away on April 12, 2014 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. Ronald was born June 29, 1913, on a farm near Burr Oak, IA to William and Hallie (Hitchcock) Ramlo and was the eldest of nine children. ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Levi David Wingert

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Big sisters Annakate and Arianna and big brother Nathaniel welcome home baby brother Levi David Wingert. Levi was born March 6, 2014 weighing 7 lbs. and measuring 20 inches in length. Proud parents are Steve and Hannah Wingert of Preston, Minn. Grand ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

Congratulations to Dylan Himle of Ostrander, Minn. Himle won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s $200,000 Bonus Jackpot scratch game. Himle claimed the prize on April 7, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 640 N. Broadway St. in Sprin ..... 
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