I used to write about the occasional day trip. It seems my world has decreased in size which has greatly restricted the jaunt or expedition. I joke that my world has a 23 mile perimeter. If you hung around my world, you would see this is more an accurate assessment than humor. Last week, I needed to make a trip to Duluth. [ 486 more words ]…/validation-on-the-road/

A trip to Duluth from the perspective of a flat lander who rarely leaves home.

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Listen to 2-17-18 Interview with Dave by Grant Nelson #np on #SoundCloud
Listen to Letter to Dave by Grant Nelson #np on #SoundCloud

Dave's "Tractor of the Week" is the Steiger ST470! Dave and I talk about this big tractor during our 3:30 Interview on Rural Reflections Classic Country. We recently loaded up some new music so be ready for that too. The Rural Reflection's Classic is a story about a trip to see "American Pickers" at their store in Leclaire Iowa a few years ago. Always a ton of Classic Country music that you don't hear much anymore. You will hear it on Pioneer 90.1 from 2-5 each Sunday afternoon or online at Plan to listen to Rural Reflections Classic Country!

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I can always talk about cats. There's always cats. People sometimes ask me if it is hard to write, it is not-however no column starts without a topic. I manage a topic per week but some weeks are more fertile while others are kind of barren. I have found this week to be a little barren, however I can always write about cats. [ 459 more words ]…/02/17/theres-always-c…/

When in doubt, write about cats.

About to turn 85 and Willie Nelson's still pumping out records of original material. What a national treasure.…/

Willie Nelson is one of the very last men standing in country music if there ever was one. He played in the band of Bob Wills as a teenager, performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage during the Countrypolitan era, wrote songs for Patsy Cline and Faron... #buddycannon #lastmanstanding #willienelson

Devastated to confirm that country traditionalist Daryle Singletary has passed away at the age of 46.
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Saving Country Music has confirmed that country traditionalist and beloved performer Daryle Singletary unexpectedly passed away at his home in Nashville on Monday, February 12th. Singletary was not suffering from any known chronic ailments acknowledged publicly, nor had... #darylesingletary
Listen to 2-10-18 Interview with Dave by Grant Nelson #np on #SoundCloud
A nice restoration of an Arctic Cat 450.
A nice restoration of an Arctic Cat 450.

Rural Reflections Classic Country features a tractor of the week during our interview with brother, Dave Nelson. This week it is the 966 International. Don't miss all the great Classic Country music too! Every Sunday afternoon from 2-5 on Pioneer 901. FM or online at

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Grant’s monthly letter to his brother, Dave Nelson. Dave Lives in Carrington, North Dakota,

Dear Dave, It is my day off so I am watching my agriculture program that I have saved. I am also entertaining all three of our “on-staff “cats and preparing for their twice-weekly dose of laxative. It's obvious that our cats enjoy a fair amount of our focus, Dave. Each morning, I head for the couch with my coffee and call out “I need my entourage.” which brings Laine, Twitch and Magoo from whatever perch they've enjoyed for the evening. [ 410 more words ]…/…/10/letter-to-dave-72/

Grant’s monthly letter to his brother, Dave Nelson. Dave Lives in Carrington, North Dakota,
Rural Reflections shared a memory.

This is an old one.

I currently live just a few miles from Dorothy, Mn and drive through it on my way to Red Lake Falls. This little town lies just off of Polk County 23 and was probably very busy at one time. Theres a fair-sized elevator there and I can imagine people coming from across this area to deliver grain and…

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People who pasture cattle like to plan too.