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  • World Bee Day is quickly approaching

    Published on May 14, 2024 at 2:13pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Bev Johnson Master Gardener May 20 is World Bee Day. Celebrate.  Go buy a jar of honey. Bees pollinate 75% of all the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the U.S. There are 20,000 different species of bees but only eight of them produce honey. This may put you off honey, but the nectar bees… Read More

  • Spring is finally in the air

    Published on May 14, 2024 at 2:11pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda Standing on the outside deck, first thing in the morning: Spring in the country surrounds me. The sounds prove that winter is gone, and warm spring has arrived. There is: The sound of turkey gobblers gobbling, far off, hidden deep in the oak woods. Mrs Robin is ferrying sticks to her nest… Read More

  • Pull over to the side of the road when vehicles fail

    Published on May 14, 2024 at 2:10pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: We have a new driver in the house. I was trying to explain to my child what to do if you have a tire blowout or experience steering failure. It might mean a bit more coming from a State Trooper. Could you please explain? Thank you for all you do.  … Read More

  • The band played on during NYM Independence Day celebration in 1936

    Published on May 7, 2024 at 4:23pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Rodney Bernu Special tot he Dispatch New York Mills, a small town located in central Minnesota with a population of some 650-people had ballooned to eight hundred or more for the 1936 Fourth of July celebration. The town’s main highway and streets were lined with horses and buggies, Model A Fords, and shiny new Chevrolets. At… Read More

  • Transforming the countryside with horses 

    Published on May 7, 2024 at 4:22pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda For the first time in 25 years, the 15 acres south of the house here on the farm is being plowed. Turned black. Furrows of prairie-grass sod lined up like little roads, stretching back and forth over the hills. And it’s being plowed by horses! Here’s the story: This land has been in… Read More

  • Ensuring working trailer lights

    Published on May 7, 2024 at 4:22pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: I am getting ready for the fishing opener. Do I need working lights on my boat trailer even though the rear lights on my pickup can be seen? It’s a small boat and trailer and doesn’t block the lights on the back of my pickup.   Answer: Yes, your trailer lights… Read More

  • Minnesota is not safe for babies

    Published on April 30, 2024 at 2:16pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    To the Editor, Minnesota is a good state but it is not a safe place for pre-born babies! Walz and Planned Parenthood want to amend our state constitution—to codify abortion in Minnesota. This amendment would guarantee the ‘right’ to kill a pre-born baby including babies just days away from being born. Walz welcomes women to come to Minnesota… Read More

  • Fun way to make a police stop more interesting

    Published on April 30, 2024 at 2:16pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda I turned left on a city block and looked in the rear view mirror. There I saw a town cop with his bubble gum flashers all lit up.  I pulled over to the side and stopped to let him by. I had seen him back there at the school intersection, so I,… Read More

  • Properly transporting a kayak to waterways

    Published on April 30, 2024 at 2:15pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: I am thinking about loading up the kayak onto the roof of my car. I know it needs to be properly secured but can you remind me what I need to do if it sticks out too far?   Answer: A load must not stick out more than three feet in… Read More

  • Some plants can cause serious harm to people, animals

    Published on April 23, 2024 at 2:22pm GMT+0000 Tucker Henderson| Author: Tucker Henderson

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    By Bev Johnson Master Gardener If you got an Easter lily, and you have a cat, give it to one of your dog loving friends. Just getting pollen from the plant on your cat can cause kidney failure and death within 24 to 48 hours. Nibbling on a leaf or flower can be deadly for your… Read More

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