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  • Joys of the winter months in Minnesota

    Published on December 8, 2022 at 2:04pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda As some of you know, this will be the first winter that keeps me here in Minnesota for quite some time. The reason of course is  Hurricane Ian, which caused six feet plus of water over several counties around Ft. Myers, Florida, including my place. So the first little bit below zero… Read More

  • No correlation between regulations, shortage of child care providers

    Published on December 8, 2022 at 2:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The topic of child care seems to be a part of everyone’s conversations lately. In recent years, the lack of access to care has risen to be one of the biggest detriments to the United States economy. This is not a surprise within the early childhood world, as advocates have predicted a decreased supply of… Read More

  • Stand alone ways to report erratic driving

    Published on December 8, 2022 at 2:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question: In Kansas we can dial *47 to connect to the Kansas Highway Patrol to report non-emergency issues. Things like road hazards, erratic drivers, motorists on the side of the road, etc. This number is *55 in Missouri and *211 in Iowa. Is there a similar number in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota does… Read More

  • Now is the time to get ready for Christmas

    Published on December 8, 2022 at 2:02pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Library Happenings Henning School Merry Christmas everyone. It is such a joyous time of year.   Each year, the day after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree.  Darren and I both brought Christmas tree ornaments into our marriage from when we were children and that is what we had on our tree along with several… Read More

  • Landmark gears up for Santa Day festivities

    Published on November 29, 2022 at 12:00pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Landmark Center Dan Broten Santa Day is this Saturday, Dec. 3, with activities scheduled from 11 a.m. until after dark. Games, crafts, and snacks provided at Trinity from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2-4 p.m. at the Landmark Center. Food will be provided by Henning Lions from 2-5 p.m. Outdoor… Read More

  • Deep space dreaming on the farm

    Published on November 29, 2022 at 11:58am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    The Prairie Spy Alan “Lindy” Linda One of my science magazines has a marvelous article on the new James Webb Space Telescope, which was put into deep space recently. Suddenly, light from galaxies that formed very close to the theoretical beginnings of the universe are being seen. Theoretical? Sure, the Big Bang theory is just that, a theory…. Read More

  • Be prepared, plan accordingly when traveling during the winter months

    Published on November 29, 2022 at 11:57am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ask A Trooper Sgt. Jesse Grabow Question:  I heard on TV the State Patrol responded to over 1,300 crashes and 5 fatal crashes the last several days.  Do you have any tips for winter driving? Answer: Snow and ice can make driving a bit more challenging, even if you grew up here. It not only involves knowing what… Read More

  • Thank You

    Published on November 29, 2022 at 11:56am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Thanks to all who exercised your right to vote. I appreciate your support. Going forward I will strive to work for all of Otter Tail County District 4. Robert Lahman

  • Hearing what others can see at the library

    Published on November 29, 2022 at 11:56am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Library Happenings Henning School Our featured book this week is titled “If You Could See What I Hear.” It is written by Tom Sullivan and Derek Gill.   The inside jacket cover reads “A story of challenge, striving, hope and joy.  If You Could See What I Hear is the autobiography of a gifted  young man who… Read More

  • ‘Into the Abyss’ at the Henning School Library

    Published on November 22, 2022 at 11:20am EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Library Happenings Henning School Our featured book this week is “Into the Abyss” written by Carol Shaben. This is a true story of an extraordinary flight in the northern Alberta wilderness back in October of 1984. Nine passengers loaded the plane along with the pilot, when the flight came to an end, only four people… Read More

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