My mom saved everything, including this Mother’s Day card I made for her in elementary school. I cut a flower from a seed catalog to create the
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A view of the Straight River and the railroad bridge crossing it, photographed from the footbridge. Minnesota Prairie Roots copyrighted photo. IF
Spring wildflowers at Kaplan’s Woods. Minnesota Prairie Roots photo. FLOWERS OF SPRING EMERGE in the woods. Among layers of dried leaves. Among
Faribault’s newest mural, completed late last year. OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART enhances a community. It provides an outlet for creativity, adds interest
Two May Day baskets were dropped on my front steps in 2015. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo. HAPPY MAY DAY, dear readers! Do you hold sweet
My poem with accompanying photos in the Lyon County exhibit. Photo courtesy of the LCHS. ONLY A FEW DAYS AGO, I wrote about the inclusion of my
Across the pond, the power plant, part of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and next to Faribault Energy Park. TRAFFIC DRONES ALONG the nearby
Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo used for illustration only. SHE DIED ON FRIDAY due to complications from COVID-19. And she was 30. Only 30. I
My poem (to the left of the woman in the dress), my mom’s high school graduation photo and a four-generation family photo of me, my mom, eldest
The historic Ames Mill hugs the Cannon River at the dam in downtown Northfield, Minnesota. THE RIVER RUNS THROUGH. Behind businesses, over the dam
Oh, to see the trees leafing out…a sure sign of spring in Minnesota. SPRING IN MINNESOTA brings depth to the landscape. A richness of color.
Grandpa and grandchildren follow the pine-edged driveway last summer at a Minnesota lake cabin. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo July 2020. HE
A message chalked in Bridge Square in Northfield carries a repeated phrase as young Black people continue to die at the hands of police. Minnesota
Looking toward food stands and the Midway. To the right, is the outdoor entertainment center. Minnesota Prairie Roots photo March 2021. VACATED.
The Rice County Fair office, Faribault. Minnesota Prairie Roots photo March 2021. DECADES AGO, AS A YOUNG newspaper reporter, I covered county