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Alice M. Thoreson THERMOS , 86 | Republican Eagle

Alice Mae Thermos was born on July 7, 1930, in Appleton, Wis., to James and Lola (nee Nicolet) Thermos. Alice grew up in Red Wing and graduated from Central High School in 1950. She attended the University of Minnesota for one year before going to work in the office at Red Wing Pottery. On June 5, 1955, she married Otto Thoreson at Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing. They made their home on the Thoreson family farm and together they farmed until retiring in 2010. After retiring they continued to live on the farm. Otto died in January of 2013, and Alice moved to Kenyon in 2014. Alice loved to take walks and inspect the crops in the field. She also enjoyed cooking, bird watching and dancing. When her children and grandchildren were younger, Alice volunteered as a 4-H
Leader. Alice was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Red Wing and the Order of the Eastern Star. http://www.republican-eagle.com/obituaries/4295396-alice-m-thoreson-86

Heaven’s Welcoming Committee

A faith that makes losing a sin will make cheating a sacrament

Michael Gerson July 13, 2017:

“Trumpism is an easygoing belief system that indulges and excuses the stiffing of contractors, the conning of students, the bilking of investors, the exploitation of women and the practices of nepotism and self-dealing. A faith that makes losing a sin will make cheating a sacrament.”

Drought Map for July 11th 2017

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Mayfly Aftermath at Red Wing Lock & Dam #3 on the Mississippi

by Fishesota

Our friends down at Lock and Dam #3 on the Mississippi River near Red Wing showing off their dead mayflies from this years hatch!
Photo by Jeff Ferguson Used w permission

INVISIBLE LARVAL DEER TICKS INFEST DOG

Nancy Carol Anderson shared Winona Veterinary Hospital‘s post.

Winona Veterinary Hospital added 2 new photos.July 7 at 5:11pm ·

A patient came in today because her astute owner noticed embedded “bugs” on her dog’s skin, around the nipple areas. On examination, no bugs were visible, just little red dots on the skin surface. I removed a “dot” and examined it under the microscope- sure enough, a larval deer tick. There were easily 100 of these nasty parasites on this particular patient. If this dog had fur on her belly, one would never be made aware of the extent of the infestation. She was treated with Nexgard and will be just fine. FYI Larval deer ticks are typically hatched in August, so why they are a month early this year is unknown, and very concerning. Make sure you and your pets are protected!

Drought Map for July 4th 2017

Extent of Arctic Sea Ice July 3rd 2017