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11
Oct

Brute’s Bleat October 11, 2017

I slighted my fishing buddy, George Palmer, (at least he was my buddy) a couple of weeks ago in my column when I gave him credit for catching a 3/4th inch sunfish in the cutline below his photo with the big fish. The fish measured 9 3/4 inches and it was one of several he […]

Wed
4
Oct

In Memory: Catherine Helmbrecht

We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name, All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which we’ll never part. God has you […]

Wed
4
Oct

Brute’s Bleat October 4, 2017

After a few days of being pestered by the ‘better half’ about why I’m not doing much grouse hunting and responding with “there are too many leaves and underbrush,” I did a little phone calling and taIked with a fellow in Hibbing who said his daughter hunts grouse, but hadn’t had much success because it’s […]

Wed
27
Sep

Maple Lake Library archival corner

Last Friday, Maple Lake had a visitor from California. Gary Nolan is the son of Michael Nolan who lived in Maple Lake from 1916 to 1918 on the Joseph and Helen Cavanaugh farm in Corinna Township. Michael and his brother Walter were orphan train riders from a New York Foundling Home at 68th Street and […]

Wed
27
Sep

Brute’s Bleat September 27, 2017

Last week I made reference to mowing the grass, washing storm windows, etc. and none of the above got done. Mostly because it was just too hot and there were promises of cooler weather this week which should make those tasks easier. On the other hand the cooler weather might be more conducive to getting […]

Thu
21
Sep

Letter to the Editor September 20, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19, was School Night for Scouting in Minnesota, and parts of Wisconsin, where parents can sign up their boys to join Cub Scouts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at any elementary school in the state. You can also sign up anytime at www.heroscouts.org. In many Councils Tuesday was also #ScoutingSpiritDay, where everyone […]

Thu
21
Sep

Letter to the Editor September 20, 2017

What’s your thoughts on this tragic situation? A 21-year-old young man was served several strong drinks, four Long Island teas, in three hours at a bar and grill located in Wright County. The bartender bought these drinks for him thinking it was funny to extremely intoxicate him. He died by suicide one hour later with […]

Thu
21
Sep

Brute’s Bleat September 20, 2017

Last Thursday was a great morning for fishing sunfish on Indian Lake in the company of George Palmer and guide Gene Wadman. We anchored near some aerators to start off the day, but there just weren’t any sunfish in that spot, so Wadman moved into about 15-16 feet of water where there were weeds and […]

Wed
13
Sep

Brute’s Bleat September 13, 2017

It seems like turkeys are the birds to hunt this fall with the DNR’s latest dismal report on the pheasant numbers. The only problem with hunting turkeys is that it’s all over after you’ve harvested one. I saw a family out for their morning breakfast off the Silver Creek curve last Wednesday and two flew […]

Wed
13
Sep

Maple Lake Library’s archival corner

Dee Lynch had not visited Maple Lake since 1990. She came back to Maple Lake in October and September in 2017 searching for more information about her grandparents. She had lived with her grandparents in Maple Lake for two years when she was just a toddler. Dee’s grandparents were Charles and Emma (Kloss) Mathan. They […]

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