February 23rd, 2024 by Gary Osberg

Next Tuesday would have been my cousin Tom’s 77th birthday.  Tom died way too young. He passed in November of 2019.  Back in the fifties, Tom was the first kid in Upsala to see the newest Chevrolet model every fall. His grandfather, Bill Hagstrom, owned Hagstrom Chevrolet.  The auto transport would come to Upsala in the […]

February 16th, 2024 by Gary Osberg

Today’s note comes from Brenda Perlowski, Executive Director of the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame in Little Falls.  She posted the following on their Facebook page. ”Come and meet our emcee, Erik Osberg, owner of The Outdoor Report media brand, at our Night with the Fishing Pros Fundraiser on Friday, April 5, 2024, […]

February 9th, 2024 by Gary Osberg

It is still a kind of winter and I for one am growing weary of it all. The days are getting longer, but I have not heard any Cardinals singing their songs looking for love. Wednesday is Saint Valentine’s Day, “An annual holiday celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.” (Wikipedia) The day is named […]

February 2nd, 2024 by Gary Osberg

Sixty-five years ago, tomorrow will forever be known as “The Day the Music Died.” Rock and roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and “The Big Bopper”, J.P Richardson, were killed when their plane, headed for Moorhead, MN, crashed into a frozen cornfield near Clear Lake, IA, just six miles from take-off. Holly chartered the flight […]