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Newsflyer 24 May 2013
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge's future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge? O...
5/24/13 at 4:29 AM Newsflyer 21 May, 2013 5/21/13 at 5:07 AM
Mystery Bridge Nr. 24: The Red Rock Bridges 5/16/13 at 5:53 AM
Happy New Year
Every year, as we say goodbye to one year and hello to another, it seems customary for people to look back and reflect on the happenings of the past 365 -- or 366 this year -- days. People often ma...
1/2/13 at 4:50 PM I'm back to blogging 11/12/12 at 12:09 PM
Have you ever seen corn this tall? 10/2/12 at 6:30 AM
FFA pride shines through the next generation
I still remember my first trip to the Minnesota FFA Convention in St. Paul. I had packed my black pants, my freshly ironed white shirts and that blue corduroy jacket - the one with my name stitched in...
4/26/12 at 10:10 PM A little of this, a little of that 8/27/11 at 12:01 AM
In the aftermath of an Iowa storm 6/27/10 at 9:00 AM
A Child's Senseless Death
Bullies have claimed another victim, this time in Iowa. The boy was just 14 years old. His name was Kenneth Weishuhn. I would encourage everyone to look to themselves, their children. Not just for v...
4/24/12 at 10:00 AM Fallout in Iowa 2/2/12 at 2:23 PM
Hating on Iowa 1/8/12 at 5:22 PM
'Iowan' Bachmann back in Minnesota campaigning
Michele Bachmann spent the summer and fall in Iowa, hoping to gain traction as a presidential candidate. While in the state to the south, the Iowa natives favorite line seemed to be: Everything I nee...
2/26/12 at 4:54 PM Bachmann takes time to answer questions in Iowa 9/26/11 at 4:10 PM
Pawlenty ends his White House dream 8/14/11 at 8:28 AM
Counting the days
As Aaron Hagen and I drove to Windom Friday morning to sample the recently opened River City Eatery and talk a little shop outside the office, he told me that today marked a personal milestone of sort...
1/7/12 at 7:22 AM What a storm ... 6/27/10 at 8:43 AM
Spencer 4/18/10 at 4:16 PM
The Flensburg Point System: 60 years of Ensuring Safety in Germany
A situation where no one should be in but it is unavoidable: a driver travels on the Autobahn 10 encircling the capital of Germany, Berlin, going 20 kilometers per hour over the speed limit (the max...
4/4/11 at 7:47 AM
1986: Sibley-Ocheyedan Girls' Basketball
Sibley-Ocheyedan girls beat East Central's basketball team in 1986....
3/20/11 at 1:19 PM 1940: Where the Evergreens Are Growing 3/17/11 at 12:00 AM
1940: Area Farm Youth Dies In Corn Bin 2/28/11 at 12:00 AM
Elsie's Potato Salad
In her “Mixing & Musing Cookbook,” DotMom included several recipes for potato salad. The first one found there brought a smile to my face because it came from DotMom’s hometown o...
7/16/10 at 5:00 AM Blessed and haunted 1/19/10 at 5:00 AM