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The real guilt of grief

By Jill Pertler If grief itself weren’t bad enough, she often is accompanied by another formidable beast. I’ve encountered him lately, and his name is guilt. Before I go any further, please suppress your instinct to tell me I shouldn’t feel any guilt because I loved fully, madly, and deeply, and went above and beyond…

Our connection to each other

I recently heard the word Ubuntu. If you are not familiar with this term, it means “I am, because we are.” The story I read was about a group of children playing outside. A person had a beautiful basket of fruit that they placed under a tree across the meadow. They told the children that…

Look for much needed rain and temps in the upper 50s

Mark Anthony Meteorologist It was a warm day on Sunday for Easter Sunday. Temperatures were generally in the 70s across the state. However, a few spots hit the lower 80s. Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault, and Red Wing all were in the 80s on Sunday. Along with the heat, dew points were only in the teens…

2021 Severe Weather Awareness Week

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze would like to encourage all Meeker County residents to participate in one of the tornado drills during Severe Weather Awareness Week. This year’s Severe Weather Awareness Week will be April 12-16. Each day is devoted to a specific topic. • Monday – Alerts and warnings; • Tuesday – Severe weather,…

Toes are meant to be seen and not housed

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life My toes are always the first to come and the last to go. As the seasons change, and the weather warms in the spring, I can’t wait to get rid of my real shoes in exchange for sandals. Weeks before the warm weather actually arrives, I polish my toes in…

Mostly sunny and warmer for our Easter weekend

By Mark Anthony, Meteorologist We had a red flag warning for much of the region on Monday and Tuesday due to the concern over wildfires potentially breaking out across the state. This was due to warm temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds. On Monday, the temperatures climbed into the mid- to upper-60s and lower 70s…

Minnesota Starwatch for April 2021

By Deane Morrison,  University of MN Spring is now in the sky as well as the air. And nothing’s springier than Leo, the lion. In April, Leo dominates the southern sky after nightfall. Look for the backward question mark of stars known as the Sickle, which outlines the lion’s head. The dot of the question…

Expect mid- to upper-40s and chances of rain and wind

Mark Anthony Meteorologist It was a wet and windy weekend at times across much of Minnesota. Temperatures were mild for this time of year both days, but rain chances moved in on Sunday as a cold front pushed across the state. Parts of southern Minnesota reached the 60s on Sunday. Granite Falls climbed to 63…

Expect above-average temps as Spring arrives Saturday

Heavy snow impacted Colorado and Wyoming over the weekend. Up to five feet of snow was expected with this system. It left thousands of people without power and caused travel difficulties for that portion of the U.S. Closer to home, portions of Minnesota also saw more snow move into southwest and southcentral Minnesota Sunday night…

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