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Dick Herfindahl: Memories from north country are always sweet

I do believe we have had enough cold weather to help the ice on the lakes thicken up enough for foot traffic. If you notice, ... Read more

6 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Lots of enjoyment to be found in the winter

After going through a couple of bouts of shoveling more snow than I care to, I have come to the conclusion that my back is ... Read more

6 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: DNR helps bring youth back to the outdoors

Over the years I have stressed the importance of getting our youth outdoors and involved in sports such as hunting and fishing. A lot of ... Read more

6 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: The time my neighbor had walleye for Thanksgiving

Here we are, sitting pretty much in a place between the end of fall and the start of winter. It seems as if Old Mother ... Read more

6 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Ice should be at least 4-inches-thick before going out

It seems as though winter has taken away what remained of our fall. Although it is colder than normal, it is still a good time ... Read more

7 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Tracks in the snow mean critters are close

I don’t believe I can remember hearing anyone say it would be nice to have a couple of inches of snow for Thanksgiving. Whether anyone ... Read more

7 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Encourage youth to enjoy outdoor heritage

There is an old country song titled “Ain’t it funny how time slips away” and I was just thinking about how it does indeed have ... Read more

7 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Wildlife Management Areas give the public access to the habitat that is part of our heritage 

We have been given a temporary break from the wind and rain for at least a few days and I plan on taking full advantage ... Read more

7 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Pheasant opener about more than hunting

This past weekend, I attended the 2019 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, which was held in Austin and Mower County. I had originally not planned to ... Read more

7 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: WMA land benefits public, outdoors heritage

I am not ready for winter-like weather yet! This is my official stand on this topic. Unfortunately, no matter how much I object, it is ... Read more

8 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

It’s time to take in the beauty fall has to offer

It has been a couple of weeks since I made what was more than likely my last visit of the season to our cabin. Each ... Read more

8 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Suffering withdrawal after last cabin visit

I am still suffering from withdrawal symptoms after what was probably my last cabin visit of the season. When I left there this time it ... Read more

8 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Visiting the cabin; hunting season’s open

I have just returned from spending time at our cabin with my grandson Dylan and his friend Liam. Both of them are students at St. ... Read more

8 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Reminiscing with an old childhood friend is always a good time

This past week I had lunch with a childhood friend who grew up right next door to me. Her name is Sandee Battier, but her ... Read more

9 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

Dick Herfindahl: Youth taking advantage of local resources

As I look back and reflect on what the Governor’s Fishing Opener has meant to our community, I am glad to have been a part ... Read more

9 months ago by Dick Herfindahl.

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