RURAL REFLECTIONS Love in a small town
Love is the only time when it isnt good to outnumber the opposition. Viking, Minnesota was acutely aware of this fact in 1948. Viking was reported that year as the Bachelor Capital of Minnesota in the... Posted on 2/7/15 at 12:28 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER It Flows North
Running along the Red River recently, I was observing its frozen surface and was struck by its stillness. Once frozen, the visual motion of the river stops for the winter. Its hard surface gives the a... Posted on 11/24/14 at 11:53 PM
FARM BLEAT Falling leaves and eagles’ wings
A couple of extra vacation days and a forecast for sunshine sent me to Minnesotas eastern boundary last weekend to admire the beauty along the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
I know Ive said it ... Posted on 10/21/14 at 9:02 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Skinny Smashed Red Potatoes
One thing I love to eat in the winter is mashed potatoes. Of course, I like to make them with cream and butter, but I have found a delicious way to prepare those creamy red potatoes with a fraction of... Posted on 1/24/14 at 11:10 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Homemade Corn Tortillas
Why make your own tortillas? Try these reasons:
1) They're fast and easy, especially if you get a designated tortillapress. As much as I tend to do things the hard way, I knew that trying to slap s... Posted on 9/3/13 at 1:11 PM
BUXTON, N.D. — It’s Christmas, and NoKota Packers Inc. is cranking out the reds, hoping to bring in some green to ring in the holidays. The reds, of course, are NoKota’s famous Red River Valley red potatoes.
Duane and Chantra Boehm, who farm five miles southeast of Richardton, have finished harvesting their oats and winter rye crops and are starting their hard red spring wheat. “It’s an average to above-average crop. Nature plays a big part,” Duane Boehm said. It’s a busy time, but an exciting time at the farm.
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