May 26th, 2023 by Gary Osberg

When I was a youngster in Upsala, we always had a Memorial Day service in the school gym, followed by a parade down Main Street. Sometime after I graduated Upsala High School in 1961, the practice died out. Then in the 80’s, Lorna Koehn, a member of the Upsala American Legion Auxiliary brought back the […]

May 19th, 2023 by Gary Osberg

Last night I attended a board meeting of the Upsala Area Historical Society.  We are making plans for an open house at the Borgstrom House on August 12th during the annual Upsala Heritage Days celebration.  Part of the history of the Upsala area is the story of “The Lost Children of Two Rivers”.  Late in […]

May 12th, 2023 by Gary Osberg

The Minnesota fishing opener is tomorrow, and I will not participate. I have never been one for getting up early and getting out there before the sun comes up.  I prefer to fish in the late afternoon and early evening. My interest in fishing is only because of my son Erik and his son Walleye […]

May 5th, 2023 by Gary Osberg

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May, commemorating the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when 8,000 well-armed French troops were routed by 4,000 ill-equipped Mexican soldiers.  And a beautiful day it is. Years ago, I got interested in gardening because of my brother-in-law, Jackie Rudie. Jackie […]