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home : columns May 25, 2016


Spring sports season begins to wind down
It really seems like just yesterday when the spring sports season got underway.
But by this time next week, the season could be over for some spring sports teams in our area.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Crypto: Good guys versus bad guys
I've written about crypto before. It's the virus that locks up your documents, pictures and other data and then forces you to pay a ransom. If you don't pay, your files are locked away for good.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Support for our police
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation establishing May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Police Week.
The purpose was to honor law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Still taking hat off to EMTs
Hard to believe that it has been almost nine years ago that I recall a phone call from our son, Jamey, at 12:30 a.m.
I was still awake, watching a show and finishing up a batch of laundry when the phone rang. A call at that time of night is rarely a good sign.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Can we get our roads fixed?
I was bouncing down Highway 60 the other day, heading toward Mt. Lake, when I heard a WCCO radio reporter say the future of highway funding is unclear.
Unclear?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Rain crows, slough pumpers and shitepokes
I was putting mulch around some new rhubarb plants at the garden on the old farm place near the southeast edge of Lake Augusta. The ever so slight of a breeze that evening was coming from the northwest and it easily carried the sounds of the marsh to me.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016







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