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July 17, 2018


2018 is probably the twilight of our pheasants
In the late morning of this year's Fourth of July I was heading north on good, ol' Highway 71. It was off to the cabin for some family, friends and fireworks. Maybe even some barley juice from an old Falstaff thermal mug.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Just a reminder
Windows 7 users, we are now just a year and a half away from Microsoft cutting off all support for Windows 7. The actual end date is Jan. 14, 2020.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
2018 flood brings back 1969 memories for this local resident
It didn't take long for us "old-timers" to question the National Weather Service's report that the record high water for the Des Moines River in Windom was in July 1969.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Windom area residents: 'We got this!'
As I read this week's Reader's Respond question, I asked myself, "What will I remember most about the flood of 2018?"
I had an answer in a heartbeat.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A flood we will never forget
Sunday night, before turning in, I stepped outside for a few minutes, where I half-expected to hear a collective "whew."
I think if you asked the countless volunteers, city officials, county officials and, of course, the residents, they would all say "exhausting" doesn't come close to describing the recent flood efforts. We all know that flood waters did not reach many of the barriers and sand bags. But the impact of having those protections in place was immeasurable, for piece of mind alone.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in space?
I was reading through some tech columns on TechSpot this week and I came across a column that really caught my eye. It is about how the International Space Station will soon have an Artificial Intelligence (AI) companion on board their station.
Friday, July 6, 2018






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