With the U.S. season opener just passing and ours scheduled for this weekend, fishing fever is reaching thermometer popping levels.
For many fishermen, cold bottles of beer also go hand in hand with the experience; whether it is to batter the fish with before cooking or to drink while telling stories about the one that got away.
This week has been a very trying week but if you are reading this it means we made it through the thick of it fairly unscathed.
My dad thought I was kidding when I told him he was getting a lump of coal for his birthday this past Sunday.
But the truth of the matter was he was getting a whole bunch of lumps of coal.
What a weather roller coaster we have been on the last week.
Last Monday it was in the 80s and we were all talking about a great and warm summer coming early. How quickly we forget that April is a transition month and that weather patterns often flutter back and forth from sub-wintry to sub-summer.
It has been a very tough week.
It all started late last Sunday night when one of my dogs started vomiting and did not stop all night long.
Big corporations like McDonald’s rarely make unsound moves and by setting up shop in Baudette they have sent a loud message to the world... “Baudette is a good place to invest.”
Christmas in April?
Well I am sure that a few others than myself had their fill of taking down Christmas decorations over the weekend as the snow finally melted enough to let us get at them.
What an amazing place.
I am talking about the Manitou Mounds located just south east of Stratton.
A little over a decade ago I went for a walk with Economic Development Officer Dan Wright and someone from Rainy River First Nation. We drove into some gravel pits along Hwy. 11 and eventually ended up on the bank of the Rainy River.
If 20 years ago, someone told you that you would someday be able to send information instantaneously around the world you probably would have said, “Ya right. What planet are you from?”
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
That was apparently true when someone in Dryden found a folder in the landfill site there.