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Weeds: Memories on Memorial Day

Early on a June morning seven years ago, we drove our son Ezra to the Mankato National Guard Armory. There, he boarded a bus with other recruits. We were able to drive up to the airport and spend time with him before he flew to Atlanta on his way to Fort Benning, Georgia. Ezra was 17, between ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you enjoy about poultry and pigeons? (Asked at at the New Ulm Bird and Small Animal Swap and Sell Day)

Ask a Trooper: Brakes on trailers

Question: I purchased an old trailer to haul my Ranger around, are brakes required on it? Answer: Brakes are required on all trailers with a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or more. Trailers manufactured after June 30, 1988, with a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or more require brakes installed ...

Weeds: A family resemblance

My sis-in-law, Gwen of Gibbon, came across a photo she shared with me. It was from about 40 years ago. Pam and I were dating or just married. My father Sylvester is in it. He was then about the age I am now. Gwen pointed out, and I couldn’t deny, there were/are strong similarities between us. ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What’s your favorite high school memory? (Asked at New Ulm High School’s graduation Friday.)