October 25th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Next Monday, October 28th,  I will reach a milestone.  Twenty years representing Minnesota Public Radio in central, western and southwestern Minnesota as well as Sioux Falls and Sun Valley, Idaho. After spending 23 years selling office furniture and 6 years in the office equipment industry I was laid off by the agency that represented Xerox. […]

October 17th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Some were “summer kids”, not “village kids”.  They were kids who’s parent or parents grew up in Upsala and they were sent to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa during the summer.  Some stayed for a few weeks and some stayed for the whole summer.  In one situation that I knew of, the son […]

October 11th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

I am about to leave on a trip up I 94 to Alexandria to deliver a few loaves of Johnnie Bread.  There were a few cars with snow on them this morning, but I should be fine. In September of 1956 I was enrolled in the eighth grade at Junior High in St. Louis Park. […]

October 4th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Tomorrow is homecoming here at St. John’s University. I am not sure when the homecoming is at Upsala. In my day it was the Upsala `Cardinals’, but some time ago Upsala football merged with Swanville and now it is the USA (Upsala Swanville Area) `Patriots’. Some of my favorite memories of football games are those […]