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What Happened To The Good Ol' Drive?

Our nine days of the year when some of us find out who our friends and neighbors really are is history one more time. Nothing seems to bring out the territorial instincts in a human quite like hunting season. Little houses on stilts all over the...


Should I Pay To Harvest Animals I Raised ?

Another opening day of deer season is now a memory. After fifty-two of them which would have been fifty-three except there was no season in 1971 due to extreme shortage of deer, the sunrise was one of the prettiest. There is no shortage of deer, but... Full story


October Is Gone ..."You Just Don't Have Enough Clothes On."

The song; Sunrise Sunset swiftly go the years, One season following another, is hitting closer to home every year. The fishing on the lake is maybe as good as it gets right now. As a friend pointed out “it is never too cold, sometimes you just...


How Much Is A Billion?

Life got interesting for a little while last evening. While yackity yacking on the phone my dogs, one half great pyrenees and half German shepherd and Turbo a miniature rat terrier wanted desperately to get out. Assuming without really looking that... Full story


Nothing To See Here

A cruel fact of life is that the older we get the deeper the cold penetrates our bones. Some of the smarter ones among us have already traded some of the best fishing of the year and deer hunting for warmer weather. This morning that seems like a...


Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime

That was a song a long time ago. The question is how something that makes you feel the best also makes you hurt the worst. When it says until death you do part in our marriage vows, does that mean when one dies the love does too? Not even close. Some...


More Deer Hunters Less Buck Hunters

Summer is over and the youth deer season is soon here. The special season is a very good thing, but why is the DNR helping to create more buckhunters? There already are plenty of buckhunters and a shortage of deerhunters. Our number of antlerless...


We The People Can Only Kiss So Much Butt Without Ending Up With a Mouthful of Poop

Everything is white with frost again this morning. It is get tough or die time for all annual plants. The sad truth of the matter is that no annual is that tough. Comparing people who have not made peace with their maker and their spirituality to...


Smoke and Mirrors

When watching O’Biden and company celebrating their inflation reduction act one has to wonder if they didn’t get a little heavy on the smoke in their fantasyland of smoke and mirrors. What part of inflation was 1.4 percent when he took over? It...


Democracy Is Just A Kinder Gentler Word For Socialism

How anyone could watch Joe Biden’s hate speech last week and not see the evil in the man is a wonderment. It is not for us to judge. “Judge not lest you too be judged.” But for someone that probably sold his soul to the devil a long time ago...


Didn't Know Hitler Was A Good Guy!

After fifty-five years 1-20-23 will mark the first time since 1967 that no member of the Cheney, Clinton, McCain or Bush family will hold elected or appointed office in the United States of America. Hopefully not long after that the impeachment of Jo...


A Great Mouse Hunt!

Oofdah, how production agriculture has changed in the last fifty or sixty years! Grpa pulling the A-6 Case combine with its four cylinder Wisconsin air cooled engine around with the WD-45 Allis Chalmers tractor is now only a memory. With no cab on...


The Highlight of The Week Oops!

The highlight of the week so far has been watching Liz Cheney get her Republican In Name Only butt handed to her 65-29 by a Trump backed candidate. So far the ones supported by the Donald are winning at a ninety-five percent rate. Hopefully the...


Time Is Not Now Or Has Never Been On Our Side

The fair is gone. Soon it will be Labor Day and back to school. Another summer is in the history books. There were millions of them before we were born and there will be millions when we are gone from here. When studying the coal in the coal mines...


What Goes Around WILL Come Around

Ron Desantis, governor of Florida, maybe said it best. I wish Joe Biden a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I also wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden. Why are so many that hate this country so much still here? No one, no... Full story


Fair 2022 A good time was had by all

It’s fair week in Roseau County one more time. After more than sixty of them much of the thrill is gone. That is not entirely a bad thing. The thrill has been replaced by an admiration and more than a little pride in all the improvements. As in...


A Few Medical Fun Facts

Here are a few medical fun facts the great Doctor Fauci will never tell us. The inventor of the treadmill died at fifty-four. The world bodybuilding champion died at forty-one. The inventor of gymnastics died at fifty-seven. James Fuller Fix started...


Come On Man!!!

One of the biggest mysteries of our world as we know it is how the Devil makes the road to Hell so attractive. According to the latest poll the party taking us down that road at breakneck speed now has only a twenty-nine percent approval rating. It... Full story


No Harm, No Foul

This old farmer was recently asked if I was open minded enough to watch the January 6th hearings, After watching one dem or worse yet a Rino lie about Trump and a bunch more swear to it there was a timeout required to give the nausea time to pass.... Full story


November Can't Come Soon Enough

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. An optimist would leave it at that. A realist would relax and wait for someone to mess it up. Optimists don’t watch or listen to the news. Realists are seldom disappointed, After cancelling fifty-five...


The Swamp Seems To Be Back This Year

It seems that one of the longest and toughest winters in memory has turned into one of the longest and toughest springs. This is especially true for those in production agriculture. The cattlemen had a tough calving season and now the grain farmers...


More Questions Then Answers

And we have another mass shooting at a school! The Monday morning quarterbacks are out in full force. As usual there are a lot more questions then answers. Why was a kid that delighted in shooting people with a BB gun and was nicknamed school... Full story


No Monkey Business Here

Hard times create strong men. Strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men. Weak men create hard times. Around and around we go. Our world is a never ending parade of circles. What goes around comes around comes to mind. About the only...

 By Sheldon Larson    Opinion    May 14, 2022

Let's Praise Idiots... Why Not!!!

After six burglaries, three car thefts, multiple illegal trespasses, ongoing cocaine and alcohol addiction, committing two violent home invasions three armed robberies, dealing fentanyl and meth, passing counterfeit money, beating four victims... Full story


Can't Have It Unless You Live

As the Russian comedian from years ago used to say. What a country! The first thing that came to mind for this cynical old farmer when hearing of the Scotus leak was what are they trying to distract us from now? Maybe the southern not the border,... Full story


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