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Eagles are still feeding on the deer kills along the highways and I am as sure as I can be this is an immature Golden Eagle. I have heard from folks with excellent credentials on both sides of the
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If you have a router, especially a wireless one, and you don't have security enabled, you might want to think again.
Almost every router made has a default name that it comes with and if you don't change it, and add some type of security, anybody who has the ability can connect to your network.
You have many options but one you might try is to change your router name(ssid) to something that doesn't identify you and you can use a password or an encryption key to protect your network.
Be careful, or not even you can use your router. If you have a friend help, be sure they really do know how.
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Is Valley Forest Gone?
Valley Forest restarted at least once. They began making pellets again on Nov.30th 2009. I apparently took this picture on a day the plant was running. They were running occasionally but I haven't seen or heard of any activity for a long time. According to the person I was told to contact then, Tink, "We're starting with a crew of around 18 and we will increase the size of the crew in the future." They would have manufactured wood pellets but they have been shut down for quite awhile.
They would have been a major Marcell employer at a time when employment or employers are sorely needed.
The pellet plant is located on the site of the Aspen Fibre Plant in Marcell. They apparently had done extensive rebuilding since the days of the Marcell Mill, who originally built the pellet plant. Too bad for Marcell, but we no longer have the crane or the sawmill or A.S.V.
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Now It Really Is Winter
We have several inches of snow and cold weather but the days will start getting longer and the nights shorter. Hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Remember what Christmas actually is and whose birth is actually celebrated. My sympathy to you if are a non-believer, but this is Christmas. I won't apologize for calling it Christmas instead of the politically correct "Happy Holidays" that it is heard far too often in my opinion. Christmas is about the birth of Christ, not about who gives or gets what gifts. No matter who you are, or what your situation you have something to be thankful for.
The weather's been weird ever since the earthquake in Chile. It supposedly knocked the earth off of it's axis by a fraction of a second. Does anybody have any information they can share? Click on the above picture to see if you can find the Pileated Woodpecker and see why he is so upset.
The fall equinox occurred on September 22 at 10:09 pm (Minneapolis,Mn.) The winter solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun on December 21 at 7:38 p.m. Central Time in the Northern Hemisphere.
Check out the Weather Service's new "Quick Forecast". If you like it, it is accessible from our menu under "Weather". The forecast, as always this time of year, calls for a chance of snow. Hopefully any snow we get will not amount to much or the weather be too severe. Watch the sky - the weather can change fast. Be careful driving and watch out for black ice. This is Minnesota so as always, watch out and visit the National Weather Service for the Weather Outlook.
Hope you enjoyed the summer and fall, but do not forget the ones who paid for our freedom, some of them with their lives. There are people in this world that want to take our freedom away. This goes all the way back to The American Revolution, which gave us our independence from British rule. It's where we got our freedom to begin with. Corporate America probably would like us better if they had more control. According to some folks we do not need to be diligent about protecting our freedom, but now as always it is crucial. We need to thank God (capital G) and those who have served and to those who are still serving. Don't ever take it for granted or you may lose it!
Bigfork Valley Hospital Expands
Click for more photos and a press release about the Bigfork Valley Hospital's expansion plans. They are a major local employer with lots of plans for the Bigfork area. They have started construction on the roads and the new twin homes. They or their foundation reportedly have purchased a building formerly known as the Triple J Restaurant. There are rumors that they have purchased the old Freeberg farm for a manufacturing plant.