“Ordinary Grace” is Far From Ordinary

The explanation of the title of William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace is hidden deep within the novel.  It’s slow getting there but so well worth the effort.  

This novel evokes a Minnesota summer of 1961.  […]

Them Were The Good Old Days

The passing of the late Judge Clyde C Carlin bring to memory a group of the well known citizens and professional men of the past generation who termed themselves the “Sons of Rest” – […]

The Animals of South Africa

  Come into the Carnegie Library on Monday May 12 at 6:30 pm and to see Dolores Tichenor’s videos and photos of the animals she saw on her travels to South Africa.


Wild Rice Goose

and other dishes of the upper Midwest….

Venison Chili
2 pounds ground venison
1/4 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 green pepper
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
28-ounce can of tomatoes
2 16-ounce cans of […]