THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Loving ode to bridge poets: The Unknown Bridge
The Month of Bridge Poets
The month of dedicating our loving odes to bridge poets continue with another bridge poem that was discovered a few years ago. Unlike the previous post (which featured the... Posted on 5/2/13 at 8:55 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards
I've written about the Children's Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history.
I'm very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 peop... Posted on 1/13/13 at 7:20 PM
REPRINT 1888: The Children's Blizzard
This month marks the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in Midwest history, though after 125 years quite a few people don't remember it at all: the Children's Blizzard of 1888, which recei... Posted on 1/13/13 at 7:17 PM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Every 1,825 Days...Give or Take a Few...
I dressed with care: elastic waistband (for fast removal), cute underwear (I knew Id be seeing a lot of them, so might as well enjoy it), my long hair up and out of the way (not that my hair would be ... Posted on 11/27/12 at 8:56 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
WESTBROOK — Carolyn Van Loh has never found mother-in-law jokes funny — she just doesn’t get the joke. She cherishes the close relationship she had with her mother-in-law, Betty Van Loh, who died in January 2009.
“She was a mother-in-love,” corrected Carolyn, who married Betty’s son, Dave, after meeting at Pillsbury Bible College in Owatonna, and later moved to his family farm near Westbrook.
Editor’s note: This article is the fourth of a five-part series on Avera Worthington Medical Group history, which has been extensively researched by Avera’s Dr. Greg Clark. The series is being published on consecutive Mondays.
Replica of sod house recalls structure built in 1870s
BEAVER CREEK — The Minnesota History Center introduced its “Then, Now, Wow” exhibit on Thanksgiving weekend, but it wasn’t until just a couple of weeks ago that a Beaver Creek woman toured the place to see a replica of the 1880s-era sod house that once stood on her family’s farm.
Grant will be used to investigate ceiling ornamentation in courthouse
JACKSON — Peeling paint on the ceiling of the courtroom inside the Jackson County Courthouse will soon be inspected in hopes of revealing what may be original ornamentation and stenciling inside the century-old structure.
PIPESTONE — The Pipestone County Historical Society will show the award-winning documentary film “Lost Nation: The Ioway,” produced by Fourth Wall Films, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pipestone Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners granted authorization Tuesday for its public works department to pursue additional measures to improve safety at the intersection of County State Aid Highway 35 and Nobles County 13 north of Rushmore.
Across the land economics and a tax squeeze are forcing a thing which could not be accomplished in any other way: the consolidation of school districts in areas which have resisted consolidation for a quarter of a century and longer.
In 1961, Coach Floyd ‘Baldy’ Nelson was heading into his 11th season as head coach for track, and he had a pretty impressive record.
Nelson died in February 2011 with an even more impressive record for service.
MILOMA — It could have been a metropolis, a teeming town and a center of southwest Minnesota commerce.
Located at the junction of two major railroads — the Milwaukee and the Omaha — people once believed Miloma was bound for greatness.
The grandeur never quite materialized.
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