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Calling All Ole Oppe Festers!

Don’t miss Ole Oppe Fest this weekend.  Enjoy a celebration of Alexandria, MN—Birthplace of America (in your face Kennsington!)—and all things oppe.  BTW, what is an “oppe?”

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Beers. Burros. Brides.

“Love and marriage. Love and marriage. Go together like a horse and carriage.” Make that, “Go together like a burro and Budweiser.”

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What Is Central Minnesota’s Most Abundant Crop?

Quick, name the most plentiful, irrigated crop in Douglas County. Corn? Beans? The quiff?

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Give Blood. Get Reward! Red Cross Low On ‘O’

It’s always a good time to give blood.  Right now is better, especially if you are type O.

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Douglas County, How Low Can You Go?

What is the deepest lake in Douglas County?  According to various maritime web pages, Lake Carlos at 163 feet.  Wait a minute.  Take a breath, Jacques Cousteau.

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Time To Get A Move On

May is National Moving Month. If you are thinking, “Finally, a tastefully written blog about something I can relate to—laxatives.” Uh, no. Sorry, gastroenterology fans.

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Congrats To Grads

Are you attending a graduation ceremony? I notice they’re popping up all over West Central Minnesota. If you miss one, don’t worry. There’ll be another one soon.

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Take Me Out To The Ballpark. Or, Not.

Everyone sing! “We’re gonna’ win Twins, we’re gonna’ score.”  So far, so good.  The Minnesota Twins are scoring and they are winning.  But nobody is seeing them do it in person.

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Walleye, Here We Come!

The Minnesota DNR estimates some 500,000 hopefuls will be out on the water this Saturday for the traditional Minnesota fishing opener.

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It’s A Mom Thing

With Mother’s Day coming up, some “momisms” come to mind. If you’re a mom, maybe you do some of these. Or, maybe your mother did them.

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