January 31st, 2020 by Gary Osberg

I choose to come to work by the “back door”. I take County Rd 51 to County Rd 159 and drive past Lake Sagatagan.  This morning it was like a Currier & Ives print.  Hoar frost on all the trees.    Tonight is the first night of music, food and beer at the third annual […]

January 29th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Two days ago we celebrated the 53rd  anniversary of the first broadcast on KSJR 90.1 from here on the third floor of Wimmer Hall. The first words uttered by engineer Dan Rieder were, “Heed my words, Earth People. You have 10 minutes to live.” The first concert aired was a pre-recorded concert by the Cleveland […]

January 17th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

When the family moved from St. Louis Park to Upsala in 1956, I did get out of having to do “detention” at Park Junior High school. My rebellious nature had already kicked in. That fall I started hanging out with other “town kids”. Note: The Upsala school population was divided into “farm kids” and “town […]

January 10th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Many years ago my Dad went to work as a dishwasher at Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul. His boss was a woman named Maxine. They became real good friends and her family referred to him as Grandpa Bill. Maxine and Dad never lived together, but they ended up living in the same high rise […]

January 10th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

My son Erik is the “Rural Rebound Initiative Coordinator” for Otter Tail County.  His job is to help spread the word about the benefits of living and working in Otter Tail County, the county in Minnesota with more lakes than any county in the state of Minnesota, maybe even the nation.  Last year he was […]