How’s Weather in Your Personal Microclimate? 

When telephones were first demonstrated, callers weren’t sure what to say to someone they couldn’t see. In one such demonstration one side said, “How’s the weather there?” The excited reply was “Oh, we’re not having any!” OK, we know that even warm and sunny summer days are weather. We do, however, retain the right to … Continue reading "How’s Weather in Your Personal Microclimate? "

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A Local’s View of Visitors to Pretty Red Wing 

Have you ever wondered what people think about Red Wing as they pass through or arrive for a planned (or unplanned) visit? If you’ve lived here for awhile, I bet you don’t have to wonder. You’ve heard first-hand the good and the bad. Government and business entities study this in detail. And you can read … Continue reading "A Local’s View of Visitors to Pretty Red Wing "

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The Cold Truth Behind a Failed Ice Maker

Customer service has become a marathon that you can never win. Recently, our four-year-old refrigerator’s ice maker froze up, repeatedly. It had worked well for more than four years so I figured I just needed to check the internet on how to defrost it. There were numerous detailed instructions and videos on how to do … Continue reading "The Cold Truth Behind a Failed Ice Maker"

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Winter’s Great Weight Becomes Spring’s Great Wait 

How do Minnesotans know spring has arrived? The calendar says there’s more daylight than darkness. That’s about it, except maybe the first barge passing through Lake Pepin. Everyone has already gone through the seed catalogs and mostly decided on what the year’s plantings will be. But that doesn’t mean it is truly spring yet. Meteorological … Continue reading "Winter’s Great Weight Becomes Spring’s Great Wait "

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