A Springtime Scrumptious Brunch Is Calling!

If you aren’t doing anything April 1, and even if you are, why not take a break and go for a springtime ride through the beautiful Minnesota countryside. That Saturday morning, give yourself plenty of time to head out of East Grand Forks on Highway 220 North. About eight miles out, there’s a bend in the road. At…
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Two Fish Friday’s Down, Four To Go

    Ageless adages. I began hearing them somewhere in my youth or childhood. Wise proverbs such as: ·         The squeaky wheel gets the grease. ·         People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. ·         Better late than never. ·         Two wrongs don’t make a right. ·         Cleanliness is next to godliness. And if she said it once, I…
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Kongsvinger Blends Food, Fellowship, Mingling And Music

LEFT TO RIGHT: Rich Derrick, Kevin Dean, Mark Diers, Mark McLaurin RURAL GOD’S COUNTRY BETWEEN EAST GRAND FORKS AND OSLO – Years ago, a television advertising jingle proclaimed, “Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven, and Pillsbury says it best.” I don’t know if these were Pillsbury or not, but from our vantage point…
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Former Teacher Turned Author Publishes Second Book

At a very young age, Lela Atwood Peterson set a life goal for herself. Long before she even entered first grade, she had her sights set on being a teacher. There was no kindergarten in the part of North Dakota where Lela grew up so when her siblings shuffled off to the one room country…
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At Home And Happy In 1620 Smith Town

If you are like me, as you prepare this year’s Thanksgiving feast, you are holding dear the memories of Thanksgivings past. Many of my reminiscences have to do with our grandchildren around our dining room table. How they love turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, corn from the garden and pumpkin,…
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