A mixture of sun and clouds with temps in the 40s and 50s

I don’t know about you, but it is certainly feeling more and more like the 70s are a faded memory for us for this year. We seemed to have turned the corner and that colder weather is settling in for the state of Minnesota. The 40s and 50s were with us Monday and Tuesday. It…

What we need more of: GRACE

Jean Matua “From the Heart” Every day, it seems more clear that there is no simple or easy solution to increasing tensions and divisiveness in our country and our world. It’s tragic, but certainly not hopeless. Here’s my solution: find and accept Grace. Grace can be defined simply as “courteous goodwill.” I take the definition…

Seasonable temps near 50, some precipitation possible

Mark Anthony Meteorologist We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend. We had highs on Saturday in the upper 50s and lower 60s across much of the area. On Sunday, temperatures climbed into the upper 60s and lower 70s with lots of sunshine. It was a great opportunity to clean up the leaves in your yard that…

There must be dancing

I just returned yesterday from our annual Women’s Wellness Weekend. This has been a tradition for more than 18 years. It started with a woman’s retreat at the Audubon Society Retreat Center in Sandstone. That was nice, but then we decided we could organize a retreat ourselves and customize it to our liking. This year…

When life makes other plans, find harmony

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” Several weeks ago, I started writing about a series of seven words that I thought would help each of us on our paths forward, whatever direction that might be. Seven words that, when embraced, could help us all in times of joy as well as times of trouble. Seven words…

CentraCare’s message to the community

“There are no beds.” It’s a phrase that has become far too commonplace inside Emergency Departments and hospitals as physicians seek to find higher levels of care for their patients. What does it really mean? We are in a dire situation. As COVID-19 continues to rip through our communities – especially where vaccination rates remain…

Board’s job is to protect us all

Jean Matua “From the Heart” As Kimball’s largest employer, it is the job of the Kimball School Board to protect its employees, as well as its students and buildings.Every two years, we elect board members to represent our interests in this government entity charged with making decisions for the district. All “critical sector businesses” in…

A sunny fall weekend with temps near 60

We are already approaching the mid-point of the month of October. Most areas have seen the normal amount of rainfall for the entire month at this point. On Saturday into Sunday much of the region saw some pretty good rainfall amounts. The bulk of the rain fell on Saturday night as a strong system moved…

Above-average 70s will fall like the leaves to seasonable 60s

Mark Anthony Meteorologist We have been very fortunate the past couple of weeks across the region with temperatures above average, and just enough rain to help make up for some of the deficiency that we experienced over the summer. Much of Minnesota received from one to three inches of rain late last week. The rain…

The business of busyness

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” “If you don’t have time for things that matter, stop doing things that don’t.” Courtney Carver. This column is dedicated to busy, and those of us who might describe ourselves as such. We’ve all been there. Most of us are probably there right now. As far as busy goes, those…