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Are You Game?


Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Monday, January 21, 2002

A quick note on the NFL playoffs which are in full swing with the Vikings sitting on the couch watching on TV like most everyone else. Look for the Rams, Eagles, Patriots and Ravens to go to the next level. The Packers proved that they can win at home easily, but on carpet its something else. Even the lowly Vikes knocked off the Packers at the Dome. Look for the Rams to go on a roll after clobbering the Pack and steamroll their way to New Orleans where theyll meet the Patriots. The Rams will win handily.
In the NBA, the TimberPups are showing what a zone defense can do to lift an eighth seed team into first place. The performance of Wally Sczerbiak, who has elevated his game to the next level, has taken some of the pressure off of Kevin Garnett to carry the team day in and day out. This one-two punch allows a slew of other players to step up as the third man while Terrell Brandon heals his injuries Chauncy Billups, Gary Trent, Anthony Peeler and, even Rasho Nesterovic, have played this role.

The Lakers are on a downward spiral. Shaq has been restless and got into a scuffle with the Bulls center Brad Miller (remember that whiner from Purdue?) in the Lakers overtime loss. Kobe Bryant has not been playing at superstar caliber lately.

There is parity in the NBA West with the Spurs, Kings, Lakers, T-Wolves and Dallas Mavs all competing at the top of the heap. The Clippers are a team to watch, as this club of young hotshots are finally pulling together and winning games. Alvin Gentry, a former coach of the Pistons during the Grant Hill era, has done a great job massaging egos and parceling out playing time.

The New Jersey Nets are one of the surprises of the East. Just goes to show you what happens when a wannabee superstar like Stephon Marbury is traded to the Suns for a team playing point guard in Jason Kidd. Kidd can score, rebound, play D and hand out assists. Same team as a year ago, different point guard and a very different outcome.

The Bucks and Raptors are still holding their own atop the East. Meanwhile, the Knicks, Heat, 76ers, and Magic have all had disappointing starts. The Knicks are slumping with interim coach Don Chaney. Their starting five is not producing and their bench is over-paid and under-performing.

The Knickerbockers, with four guards and a string-bean power forward in Marcus Canby just cant compete at this level anymore.
In a few weeks time the B .....
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Bluff Country Bird Festival

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Monday, March 18, 2002

"I think of Fillmore County as my true home," says John Hockema, one of Minnesota's most skilled birdwatchers. John and I are visiting over lunch at the Harmony House. We have just come from a planning meeting for the th ..... 
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"Taming a Shrew is Highly Unlikely"

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Monday, April 1, 2002

Despite a superficial mouse-like appearance Shrews are not rodents, the mammalian group characterized by chisel shaped incisor teeth to which mice, rats, squirrels and a host of other plant eating species belong. Instead, ..... 
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2002 Perennial Plant

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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of the Year
Virginia CooperMonday, March 4, 2002

The Perennial Plant Association has named Phlox 'David' to be the plant of the year. Each year this esteemed group chooses a plant whose character and grace deserve a place of honor.

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A Ham and Cheese Weasel, Please

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Monday, April 22, 2002

It has been a hard couple of weeks for our chicken population. We had sixteen hens until one day last week when I went out to find one lying dead in the barn. I wanted to dig a hole anyway to see if the frost was gone so ..... 
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Courage mounteth with occasion

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Monday, April 22, 2001

Courage mounteth with occasion, Shakespeare wrote in the second act of King John.

Shakespeare could have written those words more than three hundred years later observing the drama that has unfolded in Lanesbor ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

The people of Lanesboro are angry. The tragedy of losing two historic buildings... the loss of two businesses... the cost of clean-up... inadequate insurance coverages... lack of communications of the truth due to legal rights. ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

Many Lanesboro residents will remember April 8, 2002 the same way Americans will remember the events of September 11, 2001. While the city and the historic district of Lanesboro did incur a great loss that Monday, rest assured t ..... 
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Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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To the Editor,

Thank you Lanesboro Fire Department and all departments. As a wife of a retired fireman I know the hard work and devotion firemen have to their job. They get out of bed in the middle of the night to answer a call without regard ..... 
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