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Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Monday, March 12, 2001

When the clock radio comes on these late winter mornings, I am often surprised by how much daylight already exists at that hour. I lose track of sunrise during the cloudy months of January and February.

This time of year makes me recall a long period during which I witnessed every sunrise. When I was a dairy farmer, I made it a point to be up and in the barn quite early every day. The radio played a part in those days, too, but it was not the clock radio that sat on my bedside table. The radio of most importance was the one in the barn that was always tuned to WCCO. The barn radio came on with the main barn lights and played constantly. The WCCO programming set the pace for the milking activity and other chores.

If I could be in the barn and have the ground feed in front of the cows by 5:45 a.m., then I knew that I was on schedule. I didnít have to look at my watch or wait for Charlie Boone or Roger Erickson to say the time. I could tell from the program exactly what time it was. If all was going well, I had three cows milked and the milkers were on the fourth, fifth, and sixth cows in line. I would be located right under the radio when Boone and Erickson sang their signature song. Theyíd sing, "Good morning, good morning. Itís grand to be on hand. Good morning, good morning to you." If I heard that song clearly, then it was likely to be a good morning. The chores were going as scheduled and I felt like it was starting out to be a good day.

If things werenít going so well, letís say a drinking cup had run over during the night and the mangers and gutters were full of water, then I would likely hear an entirely different type of program. The programming from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. was mostly foreign to me as that was the time I normally did crop work or other outdoor chores. So, if I was still milking in the morning and heard Howard Viken come on with news or I heard the Northwest Orient Airlines gong, then it was proof that something had gone awry and my day was off to a tough start. Similarly, if I was still milking in the evening when the baseball game started at seven, then I was behind my normal schedule.

Listening to WCCO in the barn was a habit I picked up from my father. His radio was always tuned to WCCO. Maybe it was one of the few stations that provided a signal strong enough for adequate reception. It certainly provided a signal strong enough to imprint a few details onto my brain that h .....
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What island are you from?

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Monday, March 5, 2001

In the movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks, who plays a Type-A executive from Federal Express, finds himself alone on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific after surviving a horrific plane crash.

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To the Editor,
Monday, March 12, 2001

Why is campaign finance reform still the single most important issue Congress must deal with? Because it APPEARS that money can buy an elected office, pardons, and even a tax cut for some very we ..... 
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Henry Ulring

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Henry Ulring, 93, of Chatfield, retired manager of the Chatfield Creamery, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided since August 1998.

He was born March 14, 1907, in Webster, MN. On Sept. ..... 
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Mildred G. Pekkala

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Mildred G. Pekkala, 90, of Superior, formerly of Preston, died February 10, 2001, at Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center in Superior.

Mildred G. Prigge was born Sept. 6, 1910, in Preston to Henry and Helga (Knudtson) Prigge. A long ..... 
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Walter J. Ode

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Walter J. Ode, 85, of Lanesboro, former co-owner of the Lanesboro Sales Commission, died of complications of a stroke February 26, 2001 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, where he had been a patient five days.

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June M. Marzolf

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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June M. Marzolf, 74, of Chatfield, formerly of rural Fountain, died February 26, 2001 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

June M. Brown was born June 11, 1926, in Orion Township, Olmsted County, the daughter of Carl and Avis (Manning) ..... 
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