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Winter driving safety

Without a doubt, the winter of 2023-24 has been very mild thus far. As of the time of writing this, we have made it into the new year without seeing a major snowstorm that made travel difficult or …

The term “sodbusting” is used to identify the conversion of land from native vegetation to commodity crop production after Dec. 23, 1985. As part of the conservation provisions of …

Murphy’s Law

The adage — commonly known as Murphy’s Law — is common to many: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”   There are good chances that everyone will have …

Grandpa’s stories

Even if we’re not particularly interested in “finding our roots,” we sometimes review what we know about our family predecessors. Usually, unless we can call on elderly relatives …

Every year, millions of Americans put up with budget-altering plane tickets, suffer through slow security lines and risk excruciating travel delays at airports, all in the name of expediting travel. …

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that agricultural producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2024 crop …

Upon recent analysis, “Forrest Gump,” the emotional roller coaster of a cinematic thematic masterpiece directed by Robert Zemeckis is far more tragic than it may initially appear. …

Advice on advice

The resolutions we make when a new year begins are serious advice given to ourselves, admitting that in the past we’ve made a poor choice or two. Whether or not our new self-directed promises …

For centuries, human beings have woken up on New Year’s Day with motivation to pursue a specific goal or resolution for the new year. Committing to an undertaking on Jan. 1 has proven …

Tis’ the season of overspending

Children are not the only ones hoping Santa will travel down their chimneys with gifts this year. Past trends and future sales forecasts reveal that the holiday season has become more expensive …

Predicting winter

What is it about a Minnesota winter that no matter how much fuel we burn, how many times we barely escape frostbite, how much money we spend to keep roadways passable, how much we long for an early …

Gift card fraud

Gift cards are a nice way to let someone know you are thinking about them around the holidays or a special time in their life. This is especially true if the person is one of those people who seems …

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