My Perspective: One step in front of the other… for 60 miles

August 28, 2014
Walking is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise. For my wife, Karna, walking has also been for something bigger this summer. Karna joined about 750 walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. The walk is ...

From Where I Sit: Queens of summer

July 30, 2014
Tell me, girls, doesn’t every woman want to be a queen? It’s part of a female’s natural psyche.  We want to be queen of something, somewhere, at some time in our life. We covet those sparkly, though rather tacky, rhinestone ...

In Your Garden: An exotic replacement tree

July 30, 2014
Bunkey will have to replace a box elder tree next spring. As with most of its kind, it has been a fall pain in the backside. It is a female, thus attracts the box elder bugs that plaster the south ...

Things I Have Learned: Cool epitaphs

July 30, 2014
A somewhat  random and reckless look at life from a fairly old guy Today’s wisdom: May your life bear witness to what your epitaph professes. I am a connoisseur of graveyards. I enjoy a leisurely stroll among the markers, finding ...

Time Passages: Quiet heroine of Fort Ridgely

July 30, 2014
When you read about the historical accounts of the two attacks that happened at Fort Ridgely (Nicollet County) 152 years ago this month on Aug. 20 and 22 during the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, you naturally focus on the ...

Country Gardens: Bugs in the garden

July 30, 2014
Here are some pests that have been recently spotted around the area, and Jeffrey Hahn, a University of Minnesota Extension entomologist, explains what to do about them. These will probably show up in your garden year after year, so it ...

Pets of the Week: Pixie and Dixie

July 30, 2014
A little about Pixie and Dixie They are a delightful, young duo, sisters in fact. Pixie and Dixie arrived into rescue because our previous owner, sadly lost their home. These two Shih Tzu & Brussels Griffon Mix are a loving ...

Things I Have Learned: Heroes and legends

July 1, 2014
Today’s wisdom: “Heroism is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Arthur Ashe I was a hero once. It was a fleeting moment but one I recall today ...

Pet of the Week: Isabelle

July 1, 2014
A little about Isabelle Isabelle is a gorgeous female cat of unknown age. She has not yet been spayed but she is up to date on her vaccinations. Very talkative and loves attention, Isabelle will be a great lap cat! ...

In Your Garden: Accent plants

July 1, 2014
Bunkey has never been of the school that plants grasses, that is, accent grasses. His philosophy is that grass belongs in the lawn and not in the flowerbeds. Last week, Petunia dragged him on a garden tour that featured grasses ...