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I come from a family that is very Norwegian on both sides. We do not describe the noon meal as lunch and the evening meal as dinner. In my Norwegian family, we call the noon meal dinner, and the … more
Hunting season has begun, and in my family, the big seasons were always pheasant and deer season. I have fond memories of both, but I have to admit that I’d rather eat deer over pheasant any day. I … more
As you read this today, I'm in Ireland, if world conflicts and airline issues don’t interfere, visiting old friends in my "home away from home," Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Watch my Facebook … more
Last month, I described the activities during the Laura Days festival near Pepin, Wis., at the Little House in the Big Woods (see Sept. 21 issue). I have volunteered there since 2012, and I have … more
Every day, in the clinic or hospital, I meet extraordinary caregivers. They are the ones who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, sometimes for years at a time. When I ask them how they do … more
Today, in celebration of Native American Day, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement:For South Dakotans, the second Monday in October, is recognized as Native American Day. In 1990 South … more
I am an expert at worrying about everything. I worry about not worrying enough sometimes. Foolish, I know. Worse than that, worry is not the practice of a person of faith. One of my favorite movies … more
Dad got a little tense during harvest. No matter how beautiful a crop looked out in the field, it didn’t do any good until it was safe inside a dry granary or bin. The pressure to get the crops in … more
I'm older, and with the way the world is today, I'm pleased to not deal with stress as I once did when I was doing a "live" radio talk show. This story is a great one for all of us at any age.A GREAT … more
It looks like our nice fall weather is ending, and the cold temperatures are arriving. Thankfully, I was able to get in the garden before the freeze and pick everything that could be used. Now, I’m … more
It’s tempting to blame the pandemic for the dizzying rates of mental health concerns among American teens. We are all familiar with the impact COVID is having on our lives, and the disruption it … more
There has been a great deal of public discussion about the proposed social studies content standards that received their first public hearing before the South Dakota Board of Education Standards on … more
South Dakotans don’t ask much from their government. They just want the freedom to live their lives and for the government to guarantee a level playing field with common sense rules for everyone to … more
Delmer says we will never run out of memories. It is true that one memory leads to another, which leads to a story. The most rewarding part of writing is hearing people’s reactions. “That reminds … more
It is truly an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share my thoughts regarding faith and life through this wonderful publication. My name is Jerod Jordan, and I am the minister at Spirit … more
Age is such a relative subject! I don't know for certain, but whoever sent this to me said it was a product of George Carlin’s mind. That could very well be. In any event, I believe you can relate! … more
It sounds like the temperatures are going to be taking a dive this week, so I’ll be busy clearing out the garden and canning. Hopefully, they won’t drop too low for too long, because we still … more
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