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Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
Minnesota and Iowa both offer free weekends to help farm couples set goals, share insights and talk about the struggles of a family farm.
Larry Zea enjoyed opera, flying, hunting, fishing and raising Scottish Highland cattle. For many years the jolly, white-bearded man became Santa Claus, working at shopping malls in Bemidji, Mankato and suburban Chicago. He marched with the U.S. Navy Band in President Kennedy’s funeral procession. But friends and family will remember Zea, who died Nov. 12 at age 84, for his generosity and zest for life.
It’s a tradition in most families to observe birthdays and mark them in a special way, so it makes sense to me that we do the same on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

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The first year with my golden retriever Nova — my husband, Brian, Ellen, and I picked her up from the breeder on Sept. 15, 2020 — has been alternately exhausting, exciting, frustrating and full of felicitous moments.
If you still have grandparents in your life, call, write and/or visit them this week. If you do not, share a positive experience, memory or knowledge you learned from a grandparent. Bake your grandma's recipe you miss. And if you're a grandparent, do not miss this opportunity to connect with your grandchildren, in-person, over the phone or by a video call, or in a handwritten letter.
A closer look at Thanksgiving
The symbols honoring Don Hylden on Oct. 15, the day of his funeral, were befitting for the farmer whose life was hallmarked by American patriotism, faith in God and a passion for agriculture.
The Pinke family has taken advantage of less busy schedules to experience new things and adjust to changes.
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Herlof Huso's online concerts are day brighteners.
Horseback riding lessons represent a return to normalcy.
Pasture-based farm in Minnesota run by Jordan and Rachelle Meyer – parents to five young children – delivers on the recent demand for local food products.

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