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Honeybees enjoy a sweet treat at the hummingbird feeder. AL BATT/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
Honeybees enjoy a sweet treat at the hummingbird feeder. AL BATT/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
Monday, September 29, 2014 10:22 AM

Minnesota drivers face a one-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report by State Farm.

  • I was recently sitting in on a meeting when the topic of customer service came up.

     
  • Over the course of the last several years, I have been on a mission to follow my dreams and make significant improvements in my life.

     
  • My friend Barb Schramm recently delivered on her promise to take me to South Dakota. It was a promise made, I believe, to give me hopes of pulling through my ordeal alive. She knew, as many of you do, that I love visiting South Dakota.

     
  • Minnesota drivers face a one-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report by State Farm.

     
  • Author provides insight into Flight 93 crash beyond 9/11

    Seatbacks forward, tray tables secure, you’ve done this a dozen times, but flying still gives you pause. It may be that way for a long time, because your mind still holds memories of what happened 13 years ago.

     
  • It is likely that most people over a certain age are familiar with the children’s story about “The Little Engine That Could.” For some reason, the little train engine found itself in a situation where he had to pull a heavy train — heavier than he could be expected to haul — up a very steep hill. All the way up, he kept telling himself “I think I can, I think I can.” The pace at which he said that mantra became slower and slower as he continued to put forth his heroic effort up the hill.

     
  • Why doesn’t everyone who drives like me drive the same kind of car I do?

     
  • Just when I thought it would be summer for a long while—we had frost. It happened while we were at our cabin in northern Wisconsin, where it didn't freeze.
     
  • Dreams. Sometimes they’re simple, sometimes complex. Sometimes they come true if you work hard enough, at least that’s what motivational books, speakers and television programs will tell you.

     
  • Civil War novel will have readers immersed in history

    There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you – and though you’re just one person, just a voice, the movement had to start somewhere.  And so you took a stand.

     
  • At our house, there is a love-hate relationship with email. We hate all the spam and other types of junk that come in. In an entirely different category are the usually fun, funny, and/or interesting messages that friends from around the globe pass along. With only a few exceptions, usually I do not forward those to other people. However, one came in that was good enough that I felt I had to put it in my diary. And here it is.

     
  • Over the past several weeks I’ve been sharing information about two family vacations I took in August. The first was a long weekend in Dubuque, Iowa, and the second was a vacation to the Rapid City area of South Dakota with my brother and his family. 
  • I did it, friends, aided in no small part by your continued thoughts and prayers, and a friend’s help. I camped in a tent at Pike’s Peak State Park, near McGregor, Iowa, the night of Monday, Sept.  8.

     
  • I attended an Albert Lea Audubon Society program recently. The presenter was Darcy Sime of Alden who did a wonderful program on photography. Darcy has had photos in all three "Capture Minnesota" books.

     
  • ‘Wave the hours goodbye’ while enjoying  former Miss America’s behind-the-scenes book

    It’s like icing a cake with your hand, they say, and you practiced that wave aplenty when you were young. You never knew when you might find yourself walking down a long stage with roses in your arms and a crown on your head.

     
Seatbelts

Do you always wear a seat belt while in vehicles?



 

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