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I'm going through the big D and I don't mean Dallas ... or divorce. I'm talking about the biggest, baddest D of them all ... diabetes. I go in every year for a physical just to make sure my health is in check. Last year was no different except for the fact I literally waited until the last days of December. I made my appointment, went, had about two gallons of blood drawn and waited for my letter saying I'm all clear for another year. The letter never came, but a phone call did. You know it's not good if your doctor calls you with results rather than popping them in the mail.
It started out as a normal Friday. Got up, helped get the kids ready for school and daycare and went to work. Then it happened. I got a text from my cousin Carey. She said she had tagged me in a post on Facebook and I had to go check it out right away and ended her text with a smiley face. I should have known not to look, but I did. Staring back at me was the cutest mini-donkey, Kenny, that I've ever seen and he was for sale and only an hour away. I knew he had to take up residence at Rockwood Ranch. I better back up and explain a few things.
You might remember a few months back when I wrote a column about making spaghetti in a coffee pot. Well, since then, the Pinterest bug has bit me again. This time, my guinea pig co-workers were much happier with the results and actually asked for seconds instead of gagging while running away from me. It all started with a post my cousin posted on Facebook about cooking unusual things with a waffle iron. I saw it as a direct challenge and happily accepted. Since we just bought one of our four-year-old sons a waffle maker for Christmas, I was ready to go.
A long load, requiring the temporary dismantling of street lights and disruption of traffic, traveled on Highway 71 through Wadena Thursday afternoon. According to Jared Borth, project coordinator for Perkins Transportation: The atmospheric tower, intended for the oil fields, was shipped from the Port of Duluth. It was manufactured overseas and is being shipped to Canada.
Hobbies come in all shapes and sizes. Some people hunt, some fish, some like to shop, while others enjoy golfing, knitting or cooking. If you are Jim Childers of Nimrod,...
I do not smoke or drink coffee so every once in a while I hop onto www.pinterest.com and call it my "Pinterest at work" break. If you are not familiar with Pinterest, it is an online place to share craft, decorating, food, travel, clothing, hair and makeup — basically anything. You can save ideas (pins) on your boards for future reference. Every so often I find a really good one and try it out at work.
If you’ve been in Ben Franklin on Jefferson Street in Wadena, you’ve seen they are proudly displaying their laundry – and for a very good cause. During the entire month...
Are you like me, too frozen to put much thought into Valentine’s Day plans this year? Or maybe you just aren’t sure what would really blow the socks off your sweetie without driving out of town? Going out to dinner and a movie is fun, maybe you could do that Friday night - then surprise your Valentine with another night out on Saturday. You are in luck. It’s not too late to take advantage of a unique venue and event right here.
If you are like me, you have a freezer full of meat that your fall hunters and/or winter fishermen brought home or maybe it is game you bagged yourself. I have grouse, pheasant, wild turkey, fish and deer wrapped up all nice and neat waiting to be used for dinner that night. Since I grew up eating wild game, I've obtained quite a collection of recipes and ideas on how to cook it.
Newlywed couple Kayla (Wegscheid) and Adam Hanson welcomed identical triplet daughters on June 21. Their names are Brooklyn Hope, Mackenzie Faith and Zoey Grace. Maternal grandparents are the late Greg Wegscheid and Brenda (Skalman) (Wegscheid) Coile - both graduated from Wadena High School and their great grandmother is Nellie Wegscheid. Odds of having identical triplets is anywhere from 1:10,000,000 to 1:100,000,000.