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Winter storm warning – Dec. 30, 2010

In Blogging, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Weather, Willmar on December 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Willmar, Minnesota

Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued for west central Minnesota with second storm coming Friday. Use extreme caution in region. Expect reduced visibility and slippery areas due to high winds, falling temperatures and compacted snow.

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2010 Top 10 Minnesota Native Daughter Blog Posts

In Blogging, dog, Family, Florida, Food, Genealogy, Health, Hula Hoop, iphone, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, Religion, snow, Travel, uke, Video, Weather, West Highland White Terrier, Willmar on December 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

I have put together the 2010 Top 10 Minnesota Native Daughter Blog Posts. The list is based on reader and viewer comments, along with input from the Minnesota Native Daughter staff, that’s me. Read more about the staff. There is nothing scientific about the list, more a review of the blogs in 2010.

A few stats about the blog
September 2010 – 1,294 views
October 2010 – 1,184 views
November 2010 – 1,195 views
December 2010 – 2,553 views
Year total – 6,226 views
(Information from Dec. 30, 2010)

Average views per day – 53

First blog post
September 3, 2010
Murdock, it’s not on the map!

Most viewed blog post in one day
September 9, 2010
Can’t just get along?


2010 Top 10 Minnesota Native Daughters blog posts

(Ten is the lowest rating and one is highest.)


10. Minnesota Native Daughter launched


9. Video with iPhone and tripod


8. Update: Blog brings family and two stained glass windows

7. How to sell house in a bad economy


6. Minnesota Native Daughter Trailer Video


5. Snow Report – Nov. 13, 2010


4. Today marks 88 years in family house


3. Can’t we just get along?


2. Murdock’s native son new Minnesota agriculture commissioner


1. Talked with Garrison Keillor at State Fair via iPhone

I had a chance to talk to Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair on the radio from my iPhone in Murdock. Listen to the audio link.

I have been a fan of Keillor, the host of “A Prairie Home Companion” for years. (I would love to see a live recording one day!) When I lived in the Netherlands I would listen to my audio tapes my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr. gave me years ago. The audio tapes are complete with fictitious news from Lake Wobegon that is needed by every Minnesotan living abroad or maybe just outside of the state of Minnesota. If you are not familiar with Lake Wobegon, learn more at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org.

After calling the Minnesota Public Radio at the state fair, I was asked my name, where I was calling from and if I had a question. Of course I was ready with a question after just finishing my lunch at home in Murdock.

Here is what I asked: “How should I prepare for my “re-immigration” back to my home state of Minnesota?”

Keillor answered by telling me I should prepare by suffering as the winters will bring great suffering, but really will not have to prepare as I will be suffering anyway in the winter.

I was able squeeze in one more question in reference to bachelor farmers made famous at Lake Wobegon, usually from Norway. I asked if I should be afraid of this sector of the rural population, but Keillor told me not to be as the bachelor farmers will just walk away and I shouldn’t have any trouble.

Now I feel I be able “re-immigrate” back into the culture of rural Minnesota with little difficulty.

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Texas hockey team in Willmar

In Blogging, Health, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Weather, Willmar on December 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Willmar, Minnesota

Mansfield High School Hockey Team from Mansfield, Texas plays at holiday tournament in Willmar, Minnesota.
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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Favorite blog post?

In Blogging, Family, Food, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock on December 27, 2010 at 7:42 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Do you have a favorite blog post from Minnesota Native Daughter?
Let me know if you have a favorite blog post and why. Send your comments to jwalsh@wctrib.com until Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.

I will include a few comments in a review of the year, September to December.

If you have a blog suggestion, let me know that also!
Thanks,
Jannet Walsh

About the blog’s banner photo:
I just updated my blog with a new look and photo of my late grandmother Jannet “Jennie” (Foley) Walsh, 1886 – 1985, of Murdock, Minnesota. My memory is the photo was taken during World War I, as told to be by family. That means my grandmother was about age 28 to 32 when the photo was made. Read more

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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December 2010 blogs

In Blogging, Florida, Genealogy, Health, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, Religion, snow, Travel, Weather, Willmar on December 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota


See all December 2010 blog posts.

Murdock’s native son new Minnesota agriculture commissioner. Read complete blog.

Minnesota Native Daughter is blogged!
Ok, it does not take much, but I am flattered that Logan C. Adams, the Assistant Editor at The Jamestown Sun, in Jamestown, North Dakota noticed my weather blogs and videos I have been posting. See complete blog.

New HealthBeat Trailer posted!

Christmas Eve 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minnesota.

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Silent Night – Dec. 24, 2010

In Blogging, Family, iphone, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, snow, Weather on December 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm

The Christmas song Stille Nacht, autograph (ca. 1860) by Franz Xaver Gruber, 1787–1863. Wikimedia Commons

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!


Listen to Silent Night in English and Spanish.
Noche de Paz
Silent Night (Stille Nacht)

Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Todo duerme en derredor.
Entre sus astros que esparcen su luz
Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús.
Brilla la estrella de paz,
Brilla la estrella de paz.
Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Todo duerme en derredor.
Sólo velan en la oscuridad
Los pastores que en el campo están
Y la estrella de Belén,
Y la estrella de Belén.

Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Todo duerme en derredor.
Sobre el santo niño Jesús
Una estrella esparce su luz,
Brilla sobre el Rey,
Brilla sobre el Rey.

Noche de paz, noche de amor,
Todo duerme en derredor;
Fieles velando allí en Belén
Los pastores, la madre también,
Y la estrella de paz,
Y la estrella de paz.

Christmas Eve 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minnesota.

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Follow Santa’s route from NORAD

In Blogging, Family, iphone, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, Weather on December 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Click here to track Santa’s route on Christmas Eve so you know when to expect the jolly old elf and your gifts, in Murdock or any place in the world!


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‘Tis the season. . .

In Blogging, Family, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, snow, Weather, WordPress on December 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas in 2010.

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Murdock’s native son new Minnesota agriculture commissioner

In Family, Genealogy, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, Uncategorized, Video, West Highland White Terrier, Willmar on December 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

As a Minnesota native daughter, it’s great to know Murdock’s native son David Frederickson has been appointed by Minnesota Governor-elect Mark Dayton as the next Minnesota agriculture commissioner.


This is an undated photo with only the caption listed as the Frederickson Family appearing in the Murdock Centennial, 1878 – 1978 book. (Please contact me at jwalsh@wctrib.com if you can identify David Frederickson, if he is in the photograph.)

Fourth Generation from Murdock area
David Frederickson’s family has a history of being outstanding in many farm fields.

According to the Murdock Centennial, 1878 – 1978, a history of the pioneer families and community, the Frederickson family settled in the Murdock area taking up homesteads in the area, working with other families around the time Murdock was settled by Samuel S. Murdock in 1878. (I would guess our families worked together. Learn about my pioneer family.)

David Frederickson is the great-grandson of Christine Wass, originally from Sweden, arriving in the United States in approximately 1855 with her mother, listed as Mrs. R. A. Wass, and four brothers and sisters. Christine’s father, R. A. Wass, had come a year earlier in 1854, but was detained at Ellis Island in New York for three months for diphtheria. Two family members were reported to have died from diphtheria.

Christine married Rudolph T. Frederickson Jan. 3, 1874, the same year they moved to Hayes Township and purchased section 20 from August Hallberg. The 1978 publication listed David and his wife Kay Frederickson as owners of the farm.

Minnesota’s new agriculture commissioner apparently had a great-grandmother that was more than outstanding in her field and many farm fields. The history stated that Christine Wass was considered “quite a business women” as her family were holders of considerable amounts of land in the Red River Valley and also land in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

David Frederickson’s mother, listed as Mrs. W. R. Frederickson, was a member of the centennial book committee. See listing below.

Mrs. Edgar Broden
Mrs. Ruth Shekleton
Mrs. Evelyn Hagen
Mrs. Jack Clarke
Mrs. Ray Schaaf
Mrs. Louie Prekker
Mrs. W. R. Frederickson
Mrs. Kermit Thorseth

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My family's farm in Dublin Township, Murdock, Minnesota. Photo by Jannet Walsh

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Snow Report Dec. 20, 2010

In Blogging, Family, iphone, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, snow, Travel, Weather, West Highland White Terrier, Willmar on December 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Winter storm warning issued

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