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Ride For The Brand 2017
Thursday, July 6, was a very hot and humid day. I don't remember what the high was, but, I know it was at least 90 degrees out. You can definitely tell that we are in the "dog days" of summer. With that comes Ride for the Brand - Americans with Disabilities horse program that …
Medford Straight River Days June 15th-17th
Medford Straight River Days is coming up next weekend. Straight River Days is an annual community celebration, which started in 1971. The first Straight River Days event celebrated the opening of the new waste water treatment facility. They held a parade, a street dance, and the Miss Medford Pageant…
May Day Traditions are a Sweet Start to Spring
Monday is May Day, and it brings back memories of creating little baskets of treats to deliver to friends. This is something that I did as a child, but, have not seen this done too much since I have had children. I remember using little cups, putting candy and popcorn in them, and placing them on do…
Owatonna Area Special Olympics Track Starts Soon
Spring is here, and with it comes the spring sports season, and that includes track and field for Special Olympics. Special Olympics is such a great organization, and I am privileged to know several of the athletes. Owatonna Area Special Olympics offers several chances to participate throughout…
Happy April Fool’s Day
It is that date, the date to be aware of everything, especially when you a) have children and/or b) come from a family of practical jokers. I went looking for the history of April Fool's Day, and why we celebrate it, and I could not find any one source that shows the main reason...
Spring Ahead? No Thanks!
Tonight, well early tomorrow morning, we take part in the annual tradition of moving our clocks ahead an hour, and losing an hour's sleep. You would think that by going to bed an hour early would help with the transition, but, it really doesn't...
Celebrating Weird/Odd Holidays
I am one of "those people." I look for the obscure, odd, and slightly tilted events. I have found a great website that tracks all sorts of trivia tidbits and, you know, almost every day has some reason for celebration.
This week we have seen Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and all of the…
Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Bonspiel
The Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Festival is in full swing, and it goes throughout the month of February. There is something for everyone, including a parade and fireworks. We sure know how to make Winter fun here in Southern Minnesota.
There will be a Curling Bonspiel right on Clear Lake by the Boat Hou…

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