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BEST FOOD ON THE ROAD … #1 LANGE’S CAFE PIPESTONE MN

  Why would a cafe stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for over 55 years?   They lost the keys to the place. Well, not exactly….When the Lange twin brothers remodeled their cafe in 1961 they dropped…

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CELEBRATE OUR EARTH – APRIL 22, 2017

Every day we take care of our Earth and we celebrate on Earth Day.  Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 and this date was chosen by Senator Gaylord Nelson who was the original founder of Earth Day. …

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CHIMNEY ROCK….LANDMARK OF THE GREAT WEST MIGRATION

Nebraska, home of the Cornhuskers!!!  In addition to being the Cornhusker State, Nebraska is also referred to as The Beef State (about 2 million head of beef cows call Nebraska home — at least for awhile)  The first state nickname…

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USA FOR SALE

I never intended this blog to become involved in politics but it’s necessary that we — all of us – step up to preserve our heritage.   This administration seems to think it’s okay for them to just move in and…

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ACROSS AMERICA: FROM FARM TO FOOD, FASHION AND MUCH MORE

In the beginning farms across America provided us with food and fashion.  Today they also provide us with alternative energy sources, skin care products, candles, furniture, woven baskets and other home decorations.  Farms are undeniably the most critical and important…

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NORTHFIELD, MN: “COWS, COLLEGES, CONTENTMENT” AND JESSE JAMES

Northfield , Minnesota is a RiverTown with a population of 20,000 and it is located within two Minnesota Counties – Rice and Dakota.  The Cannon River runs through it and sometimes when there are heavy rains it runs over it! …

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THE DEFEAT OF THE JESSE JAMES GANG NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA

It was September 7, 1876, when the Jesse James Gang rode into Northfield, Minnesota to rob the bank.  Their plan was thwarted by the bank’s cashier who told them he couldn’t open the safe because it was on a time…

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ODE TO MONTANA

An ode is a lyric poem marked by exaltation of feeling and style, It varies in length of line, and complexity of stanza form and it expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something. The Ode…

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MINNESOTA BLUE – SHOULD IT BE THE STATE POEM?

Cordell Keith Haugen, one of the most prolific songwriters in Hawaii over the past decades is a native Minnesotan. Haugen was born in Greenbush, in far northwestern Minnesota. After serving in the Army he lived in Japan, returned to Idaho…

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I AM BACK! AND LIFE IS GOOD!

I hope you all had a relatively healthy winter.  I wasn’t so lucky but happy to finally feel relatively human. April is my favorite month for one reason — It is National Poetry Month. Poetry is feelings, emotions, dreams, fantasies…

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