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  • Please respect private driveways

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:29pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor,  I love this community and try to respect others property. I am a resident who lives on Fourth Street SE and take care of my own property such as mowing, raking and snow cleaning. I do it the way I want it, but that does not mean it’s a turn around for everyone…. Read More

  • Sen. Utke talks unemployment insurance debt, employee benefits

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:29pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    To the Editor, This week, Senate Republicans passed a bill that immediately pays off the state’s $1.2 billion in Unemployment Insurance (UI) debt to the federal government and replenishes the UI reserve account. The total amount of this bill is $2.73 billion. This debt has accrued interest for far too long, and it’s high-time we take care of this…. Read More

  • Deer hunting brings me back to Vietnam

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:28pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda Although I have a fairly in-depth knowledge of firearms, due to having owned a hardware store that sold guns, as you know, I do not have an in-depth background in deer hunting. My first deer, which happened this season, came about because there was no one else in my enclosed, heated… Read More

  • Open container, recycling, and driving question

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:28pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: Can you get an open container violation if you are on your way to a recycling center with empty bottles, cans, plastics, etc.?  This assumes that some of the contents being recycled are opened/ empty beer, wine and liquor containers? I am assuming that the driver has not been consuming any… Read More

  • Christians are here to assist one another

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:25pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Msgr. David Baumgartner Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee Here is a thought from last week’s homily: We all are to do something. We may not be able to go to Washington DC to participate in a march for life or go to Fargo to protest. All of us can pray. Since Christmas a focus of attention has been… Read More

  • Becker County master gardeners give to-do list for healthy gardens

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:24pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Inspect apple or crabapple trees for fire blight and prune out all traces of the disease this month. Also find the blackened, dead branch tips on pear trees or mountain ash and prune them as well. Check for black knot swellings on chokecherries and other members of the cherry family. Prune at least six inches… Read More

  • ‘Death on the Nile’ provides a fun murder mystery film

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:24pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Garver’s Movie Review Bob Garver Following 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” Kenneth Branagh is back as legendary Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. More importantly, Poirot’s ridiculous mustache is back, complete with its own black-and-white origin story. It’s almost, but not quite worth sitting through some lousy digital de-aging effects on Branagh to understand some of Poirot’s motivations. … Read More

  • Chill Report for Feb. 14

    Published on February 23, 2022 at 4:23pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Chill Fishing Report Cody Hill I enjoy guiding all species of fish through the ice and open water and this weekend we decided to chase a species a lot of people haven’t caught before or caught by accident while walleye fishing and that is a burbot.  Burbot has a lot of nicknames that float around like… Read More

  • A bygone era remembered

    Published on February 15, 2022 at 4:29pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Stories in the Rear View Mirror Delta Daggett I realize that my generation was lucky enough to grow up in the time period following World War II, where many countries joined together as allies to defeat the evil aspirations of Hitler and the Emperor of Japan. The citizens of the USA did not want to enter… Read More

  • Charles Atlas helped to build strength

    Published on February 15, 2022 at 4:21pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda Back in the mid 50’s, when I was first becoming aware of girls, and muscles, I figured the liklihood that I was going to get some of either was highly questionable. Then I found the Charles Atlas advertisements. In his ads, there was always a three-segment cartoon. In the first frame,… Read More

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