April 30th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Tomorrow is prom night at Swanville High School.  My daughter teaches art at Swanville High School and this year she is the advisor responsible for the event.  Upsala High had their prom last Saturday.  For many years now the thing to do is to have a lock-in at the school with games and food all […]

April 23rd, 2021 by Gary Osberg

The first Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was held in 1948 on Lake Mille Lacs. The event was established as a way to improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing. This year, the festivities will be held in Otter Tail County. The opener is at 12:01am on May 15th.  […]

April 16th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Twelve years ago yesterday we buried Brother Willie in the St. John’s cemetery.  In June of 2008 we celebrated his 92nd birthday in his room in the retirement center on the second floor of the Quad.  I brought him a choice of a cold bottle of O’Doul’s or a cold bottle of Budweiser.  He chose the […]

April 9th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

I was a “town kid” not a “farm kid”, but I learned the joy of “tilling the soil” through gardening. I got into gardening by helping my bachelor brother-in-law Jackie with his garden. Jackie and his parents had moved into the original Swedish Mission Church parsonage in Upsala in 1971.  It was built in 1892 […]

April 2nd, 2021 by Gary Osberg

On Monday we will celebrate Kaylin Marie Osberg’s 26th birthday. She is the oldest of my five grandchildren and life has not been the same since.  My daughter was working her way through school at St. Cloud State and from the time she was a baby, Kaylin would spend most weekends with her bachelor grandfather […]