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  • Talking can be a dangerous conversation

    Published on June 1, 2022 at 11:25am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda  “I know you don’t ignore me on purpose,” said the woman in my life the other day. This of course begs the question of a couple of things: First, please don’t feed me home run lines like that one, because I might bust a gut swinging for the left field fence… Read More

  • Now is the time for all good people to keep their feet on the floorboard

    Published on June 1, 2022 at 11:25am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: We were driving down the interstate the other day and I was passed by a vehicle and I noticed the front passenger had their feet up on the front dash. This was a newer vehicle so I know there are air bags and this got me wondering if this was legal. … Read More

  • Patriotism and a love for trucks

    Published on June 1, 2022 at 11:24am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Stories in the Rear View Mirror Delta Daggett I like trucks, always have and probably always will. As a kid, 5-6-7, I would go down to the truckline and find a truck with the door unlocked and get in it and proceed down highway10 en route to the West Fargo stockyards with my imagination but with… Read More

  • ‘Firestarter’ barely worth a free stream

    Published on May 26, 2022 at 11:42am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Garver’s Movie Review Bob Garver It’s the week after a big blockbuster in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” and you know that means: I’m going to review a movie that got absolutely stomped at the box office. There can be respectable runners-up in busy holiday seasons, but very rarely does something worthwhile open right… Read More

  • Wood ticks are making an appearance

    Published on May 26, 2022 at 11:41am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda (I found the first wood tick of the season; here’s my favorite wood tick column.) I sat in church last Sunday and marveled as I usually do at how one’s mind tends to ramble past thoughts much more freely there. Is it the austere tones of the interior decorating? The largeness of… Read More

  • There’s no place like home for a gas stationPub

    Published on May 26, 2022 at 11:41am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Publisher’s Perspective Chad Koenen One of my favorite shows growing up was Seinfeld. I would almost set my alarm, one an actual clock since we didn’t have cell phones back then, to make sure I didn’t forget to watch each episode on NBC. One of the most memorable episodes, other than the Festivus and Soup… Read More

  • Use common sense when traveling with a dog on a bike

    Published on May 26, 2022 at 11:40am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: Can someone with a motorcycle permit have their small dog riding on the motorcycle or would that be considered a passenger? We have already purchased a helmet and leather jacket for this lucky pup! Thank you for your response. Answer: First of all, where will this dog be seated and how?… Read More

  • It’s time to show we care about our children

    Published on May 19, 2022 at 12:46pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor: I have a lot of questions. We say we love our little children and care about their families, but when it comes down to more than just saying it, do we really? If we love children, why don’t we ensure they have safe, healthy, warm, nurturing environments—rather than just caring that a child care slot… Read More

  • Retiring teachers deserve recognition 

    Published on May 19, 2022 at 12:45pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    From my desk Bob Williams The month of May brings a lot of transitions, especially at schools. Prom quickly leads to graduation and the group of departing seniors will soon become freshmen at college or move on to the next steps in their lives, whatever those might be. Part of the wonder at that age is a… Read More

  • Winter presents unique challenges for apple trees

    Published on May 19, 2022 at 12:45pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda This is about apples. While explaining what I’m going to explain here to a lady in church last Sunday, it dawned on me that I haven’t put this in writing. I’ve written lots of stuff about the forty-plus years I’ve spend killing apple trees, and-or watching them expire of natural causes…. Read More

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