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No disc golf in Hibbing
A birthday celebration weekend in Grand Rapids was great. The birthdays of your reporter's mom and wife are both on July 13, and yours truly's birthday is on July 15. A triple celebration was in order.
There was just one hitch. A round of disc golf in historic North Hibbing was planned, but when the round started, no target baskets could be found.
This course was one of the most interesting and fun disc golf experiences your reporter has ever enjoyed. Some of the tees were on foundations of former buildings in "Old Hibbing." Long ago, the whole town was literally moved south to make way for an iron mine, and that is apparently what is happening to the disc golf course.
Information found on the Web states the mine will be expanded, and most of the park in which the disc golf course was located will eventually be mined.
The observation area where people can look at the mine from above is being relocated. Hopefully, the disc golf course will also be re-established in another location, as well.
Too bad the park and course could not be saved. It's a beautiful area.
As for the birthday celebration, your reporter's sister and her husband hosted a grilled chicken dinner Saturday evening, and a strawberry/cheesecake pie made by your reporter's son was enjoyed while everyone gathering around a bonfire. That was a great way to end the day.
Would that be morally OK?
The debate is on as to whether or not Donald Trump Jr. broke the law when seeking damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russians. The whole thing makes you wonder if his actions were morally OK. No doubt more information will come out.
Dubious weather recap
Lawns are turning brown, and corn in the fields look like they need water. No rain fell last week, and temperature was rising last weekend. The highs and lows last week were: 82-62, 84-65, 84-59, 83-65, 66-56, 73-58, and 91-58.
Thanks for the tip
Thanks, Jessi Miller, for letting us know the Relay For Life was coming up in Buffalo. See photos of the event on the feature page this week.