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  • Young boys and small towns

    Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:23pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Rod Bernu Special to the Dispatch Sundays were boring times for young boys in small towns. On an unusually cold 1942 February day, two months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, some of the 15 and 16-year-old New York Mills town boys who hung around together were sitting on a bed of straw inside a cattle… Read More

  • Discipline for kids has changed through the years

    Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:20pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Alan Linda Freelance Writer Parenting has sure changed since my generation were kids. Most of what our parents threatened to do to us for punishment back in the fifties would now involve half the local social services bureau, along with some emergency responders, the police, and the fire department. And now? It’s all “time out”… Read More

  • Another proof of insurance question

    Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:20pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: Hello, I watched a news report which involved a carjacking in St. Paul, MN.  I live in MN.  The carjacker was apprehended when they attempted to burglarize the victim’s home using the address found on insurance paperwork located in the victim’s car.   I am writing to find out if I… Read More

  • Out with the old growth, in with New York Mills

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 7:53pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tucker Henderson Reporter A native welcome Before this land was settled by European immigrants, old growth forests grew tall with their towering white pines and floors covered in ruddy-brown needles. American Indians called this their home along with herds of elk, moose, and even bison. Bands of rival Chippewa and Sioux once roamed the prairies that… Read More

  • Last time Stinky admitted to a sore throat

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 7:52pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Alan Linda Freelance Writer Stinky Yurho had the worst sore throat he thought he had ever had. He was sick. The injustice of being sick upset him. You know the feeling. Just not fair. His throat was killing him. That morning, at breakfast with his also-bachelor brothers Pinball, Coffee, and Belkula, he had to pass… Read More

  • A new way to look at politicians

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 7:51pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, I think I found a way for me to understand politicians. Look at them as a used car being sold.  Used cars get paint over the rust, an air freshener to cover up the smell. Tire rotation to squeeze out a few more miles. Fresh oil to cover up the dirty oil. Shampoo the… Read More

  • A new world order filled with a promise for America

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 5:00pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, This is written in response to the recent editorial “A new world order is coming.”  I agree that the new order is upon us as the world changes with advancements in technology, communication, medicine, science, climate, geography and diversity.  Change is inevitable and often causes discomfort.  For example, consider changes in lanterns to… Read More

  • Viewing deer in boatville country

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 5:00pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Alan Linda Freelance Writer The Yurho brothers were sitting in Smut’s Bar and ButcherShoppe Emporium, all four of them: Stinky, Coffee, Pinball, and Belkula. They were tightfistedly nursing  tap beers and watching through the big plate glass window over the bar as several men butchered their way through an assortment of deer. Only in Boatville… Read More

  • VFW POST 3289 AUXILIARY MINUTES

    Published on November 30, 2021 at 4:59pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The VFW Post 3289 Auxiliary meeting was held on November 11 with 10 members present and 2 guests. The annual inspection was done prior to our meeting by 9th District Auxiliary President, Melissa Krosko. This went well and she complimented our Auxiliary on all the good projects we are involved in. A thank you was received from… Read More

  • Crash responder safety week: Do’s and dont’s

    Published on November 16, 2021 at 7:30pm GMT+0000 chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow OTC Sheriff Question: I heard something about “Crash Responder Safety Week,” can you talk about that? Answer: Answer: Crash Responder Safety Week runs November 8-14. The goal is to reach out to every emergency responder, driver, and passenger to educate them in how to play their part in ensuring safe responses at… Read More

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