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Dick Herfindahl: It’s a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors

I am hoping that everyone is still safe and sound and doing their part by social distancing. I have taken some comfort in knowing that ... Read more

2 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Spring has officially sprung, so get out and enjoy it

There have been quite few changes in our lives since my last column went to press. You can’t turn on the radio, TV or check ... Read more

2 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: State park sticker can open the door to fun

As Old Man Winter slowly makes his exit, I am anxious for the spring season and the renewal of the summer season that lies ahead. ... Read more

3 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Sounds of silence interrupted by nature calls

As the spring season draws closer, there are a few hints that we may be heading in the right direction. The melting we have been ... Read more

3 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Spring, oh spring, where art thou? How we look forward to thy return

This past week we have been experiencing some fairly mild weather, and overall, we have had a pretty mild winter. I talk to my brother-in-law ... Read more

3 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Winter just seems to keep piling it on

It seems as if Old Mother Nature wants to make sure we have plenty of snow to last us until June. In many of the ... Read more

3 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Saying goodbye to a true outdoorsman

This past week we lost Larry Pence, who I have for many years considered a friend. Although Larry and I never hung out together in ... Read more

3 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Seasonal prediction by a chubby little rodent

I no longer have to wonder how long we will have to go without sunshine because as I sat down to write my column the ... Read more

4 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Sledding is fun but not the climb to the top

I just have to wonder how long we will have to go without sunshine. Winter, for me, usually seems to start dragging after the new ... Read more

4 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Nothing says fun like wet feet, crunchy pants

The way the weather has been this past week reminds me of my days as a youth. I grew up north of town, just a ... Read more

4 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: The cold puts a little crunch in your step

There is nothing like the crunching sound that winter makes beneath your feet. By that I mean that as winter’s temperature drops below zero there ... Read more

4 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Daydreaming can fill void between seasons

It seems almost impossible that Christmas and New Year’s have both passed by and the year 2020 is well underway. This is the time of ... Read more

5 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Way to go, Gophers! Keep rowing the boat

After watching the Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl I have a very nostalgic feeling. I have been a Minnesota ... Read more

5 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: ’Tis the season for family and friends

Another Christmas has passed and I have to say that it was a very special time spent with family. This time of year is a ... Read more

5 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and in an unusual turn of events, I am pretty much done shopping, and with time to spare. It ... Read more

5 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

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