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The firebrand singer and songwriter who transformed coal into diamonds by exploring her dirt-poor childhood in eastern Appalachia in her career-defining 1970 hit died on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Her family said that she died from natural causes at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The Sons of Norway will gather for food and a museum tour in Wadena on the special day.
Come hear the stories of those who never achieved their American dream.
Columnist Jessie Veeder reflects on having to take a backseat to her family's pack of dogs. "Why?" she asks. "Because heaven absolutely forbid, we ask the dog to move. Nope. No one say a thing about it."

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Gardening columnist Don Kinzler takes questions from readers, including whether cutting blooms from Bobo hydrangeas for a bouquet will harm the plant.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler shares tips for harvesting and storing garden carrots, potatoes, beets, parsnips, onions, squash and pumpkins.
In this week's Home with the Lost Italian, columnist Sarah Nasello answers a reader's questions about how to source and utilize fresh and dried herbs in cooking.
Joe Jackson will be here Oct. 1-2 sharing from his ministry.
WE Fest announced its 2023 headliners in a Facebook post on Sept. 27.
The Cub tractor has been a particular pleasure for Wayne Aspengren to collect and display.

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This week, Don Kinzler addresses how to make a poinsettia bloom, whether herbicide-treated yard clippings are safe for compost and when to remove the stakes from a new tree.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack responds to some of the things readers commonly ask about her writing and how she chooses topics.
In this week's Growing Together column, Don Kinzler lists several perennials that offer a mix of fall blooms. "Fall-blooming perennials usher the growing season out with a flair," Kinzler writes.

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