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September 17, 2019


James gang should not have messed with Northfield
It was this exact time of year when the great Northfield raid took place. The gang of Jesse and Frank James, three Younger brothers and three independents took their robbing, shooting and general terrorism north to Minnesota. They focused first on a bank in Mankato, then switched their attention to Northfield when they thought they had been recognized.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Another Windows 7 reminder
By now I'm sure most of you, if not all of you, have heard that Windows 7 is ending support on January 14, 2020. Many have contacted us about the change, or have already come in and upgraded your machine or replaced your machine to one with Windows 10. We know all of you haven't though and this column is just to remind you that it is best to upgrade or replace your computer before this cutoff date, preferably way before the cutoff date.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Windshields are required in Minnesota
Question: I have a 2018 Jeep Wrangler which has a factory windshield that has the ability to fold down. I am just wondering, if the windshield is properly folded down and strapped as per the factory design, is this then legal to drive on highway, county or state roads in Minnesota?
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Arnie will be missed
Last week, the Windom community said goodbye to lifelong Windom resident Arnie Olson.
Arnie died Aug. 30 and his funeral was Thursday.
He was a 37-year employee of the local telephone companies and was still doing that when I came to Windom in January 1984 to be the Citizen sports editor.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Sweet stories about Windom
More than a few times, in recent years, I've heard Windom area residents say that the Square in Windom is a sleeping giant for tourism.
I've heard several different angles on these stories. One person suggested our Square would be an outstanding setting for multiple restaurants to set up.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Swami says something's got to give for two long-suffering franchises, fan bases
I returned to my old stomping grounds in Northfield last weekend, to the beautiful campus of St. Olaf College.
After moving load after load of stuff into my daughter's dorm, I'll admit I was a bit wiped out. As I sat in the dorm lounge, waiting for directions for my next task, I thought it would be the opportune time for a little power nap.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019






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