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Phil Rutter checks on plants growing in the greenhouse.CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
Phil Rutter checks on plants growing in the greenhouse.CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
Monday, October 12, 2015 8:14 AM

“The building has paid for itself over and over again,” Phil Rutter said of his passive solar greenhouse. 

  • Making the sun your partner

    “The building has paid for itself over and over again,” Phil Rutter said of his passive solar greenhouse. 

  • Wykoff native comes home for veterans memorial groundbreaking celebration

    Wykoff native Chief Warrant Officer 5 Terry Rollie was the featured speaker as the Wykoff Veterans Memorial Park Committee held a groundbreaking for the memorial park during last weekend’s Fall Fest.

  • Lanesboro man’s story of peace, reconciliation reverberates worldwide

    The late Orval Amdahl was a frequent subject in the news a few years ago when, in 2013, he sought to return a Japanese sword to its rightful owners. He had brought the sword home as a souvenir when he returned from serving in Japan during World War II.

  • 58 straight trips to the state fair; Robert Anfinson isn't done yet

    “I was 13 years old when my parents dragged me along to the Minnesota State Fair. That was back in 1958. We got the milking chores all done, packed a lunch, loaded up the car and left before it was light out. We returned home the same day, as the sun was going down. Then we milked the cows again.”

  • September is for gold

    October is pink for breast cancer awareness. The teal ribbons people saw around town in April stood for sexual abuse awareness. September stands for gold, symbolizing childhood cancer awareness, but many may not know it — yet.

  • New owners breathe life into Spring Valley Ponds

    The future of Spring Valley Ponds is looking bright as new owners Zach Lind and Matt Graber bring their vision to the area.

  • Chatfield-area singers ready  to entertain crowds at state fair

    Megan Kleven and Emily Whitcomb are “Going Up” to the Minnesota State Fair to reach the ears of many attending “The Great Minnesota Get Together.”

  • Lending a helping hand through shoveling dirt, pounding nails, mixing mortar, sanding walls; these simple tasks might not seem like they could make a difference, but when they come together with others’ efforts to make a quality and safe home for a family, it does make an impact on the lives of many.

  • Wildlife artist Michael Sieve opens new  art gallery to the public in September

    Southeast Minnesota is blessed with many things: the scenic bluffs, hardwood forests, fertile farmland, thousands of miles of trout streams and rivers, hiking and biking trails, abundant wildlife, just to name a few. Another treasure is internationally known wildlife artist Michael Sieve, who has been living in the Houston area since 1986.

  • Climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro gives new outlook to Spring Valley woman

    Spring Valley resident Kay Nelson climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania earlier this summer, seeing the world for the first time from above the clouds.

  • Wet feet mean success at Root River Field Day

    Occasional wet feet were par for the course at the first ever Root River Field Day, hosted by Friends of the Root River (FORR) and held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, July 25.

  • Spring Valley plays host to Habitat 500 riders

    Spring Valley was filled with bicyclists last week as the 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride travelled through town.  The ride raises awareness and funds to support Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.

  • Poultry of a different kind

    Since the spread of the bird flu in flocks throughout the tri-state area, poultry is getting a bad break at Minnesota’s county fairs, including next week in Fillmore County.

  • Myhro named Grand Marshal of Rushford Days

    Over half a century of community involvement and charitable activies earn  Luther “Lupy” Myhro the title of Grand Marshal for the 2015 Rushford Days Homecoming Grande Parade.

  • History center getting ‘groovy’ as  traveling exhibit stops in Fountain

    A special traveling Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) exhibit, “Coming of Age, The 1968 Generation,” will be on display at the Fillmore County History Center (FCHC) from Tuesday, July 7, through Oct. 3. A special opening reception will be held at the history center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Right to die

California looks to become the fifth state to pass a right-to-die law. Do you think Minnesota should have such a law?


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