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Updated at 8:09 AM

Halloween isn’t officially until next Friday, but it’s understandable if you’re already fatigued.(Oh, Ryan, please don’t tell me you’re going to suck the fun out of yet another holiday with some cantankerous "Get off my lawn" screed?)

Updated at 10:28 AM

Pets have the power to render humans, well, more human. While dog walking and meeting others, I sense goodness on both ends of the leash. All my defenses go down, and that, my friend, is spiritual.

Updated Oct 18, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Clever DIY Halloween costume ideas for your furry friends.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Since moving to St. James in 2010, Blanka Thornton has become the area’s horse whisperer, training horses for friends and acquaintances.

Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM

We are horrible cat owners. I say that because we routinely go against the American Humane Association’s explicit instructions not to let our cats go outside. If Betty White came to our house and whupped us within an inch of our lives, we would...

Updated Sep 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Prizes, contests, and--most importantly--a chance to save the animals of Watonwan County will be on the docket September 20 during the 17th annual Family Fun Day and Walk for Animals.

Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM

You may recall me mentioning how we have four dogs in our household, which you’d think would be enough. But my wife, Theresa, is of the opinion that you can never have too many dogs around, and once you’ve got two dogs you might as well have 10.

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes are most common carriers

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Hallmark Channel puts its money on kittens with new Super Bowl show.

Updated Jul 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

This year’s premier showmanship award at the Watonwan County Fair was captured July 19 by Kaleb Schwarz, 17, Vernon Center, who rode his excellence in the beef category to a comfortable victory over six other finalists.

Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

"There’s something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."~Winston Churchill

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