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Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually im…

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Each year, during the first week of November, the State of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and local officials recognize Winter Hazard Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the National Weather Servi…

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The attendees of the First Widow and Widowers Club fell in to fall! We were so blessed! Our theme was Chicken Soup for the Soul with a delicious and generous contribution of that exact soup from Green Scene in Walker. So wonderful!

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Invest in WHA by voting yes for levy

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I had three weekends of weddings this September — that’s simply how the calendar falls — so the goodness and beauty of marriage is on my mind. Young couples, happy, working at their relationships, looking forward to children and family, and enjoying their special day.

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What happens when it hurts too much to live? Can it really be too painful to live one more moment with emptiness, depression and despair? Yes, for some people suicide seems like the only way out.

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The Walker American Legion Riders Post 134 thanks all those who helped make our ninth annual “Ride for Vets” held Aug. 17 a huge success. The generous contributions of individuals, organizations, and area businesses made it possible for us to raise more than $7,200. The money raised will go …

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Mr. Ringle keep up the good work. So enjoy the weekly article. Your knowledge of the history and the people of the Walker area makes for a great weekly article for this local area newspaper.

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I feel just the opposite, [Outdated language used in some of the columns and articles including the Aug. 14, 2019 column, “The old and the new” by Otto Ringle.] My father died a few years ago at 95. When he spoke of a “gal,” it was usually an adult female he admired and was likely as a compl…

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Our past few Sheriff’s Corner articles have been dedicated to water safety issues, along with water permits and event applications. We have received several complaints and questions on a topic that is popular statewide on lakes of all sizes and it involves wake boats.

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Whether driving up to the cabin, carpooling kids to camp, or towing your boat to the lake, Minnesotans spend much of the summer on the road. From these busy final weeks of summer to the dead of winter, we must do everything we can to ensure our families arrive where they’re going safely. Tha…

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Waddle Like a Duck supports WACC

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One year has passed since I attended the Minnesota Public Utilities meeting in St. Paul. The unanimous vote by that group was to authorize Enbridge to be able to start construction of the Line 3 replacement in the summer of 2019, and certainly no later than the spring of 2020. We still haven…