Hospice, heart-warming stories and Harmon Killebrew were in the spotlight at Target Field on Aug. 16, for the Second Annual Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day. Busloads of people from Perham, Willmar, Brandon, Rothsay, Pelican Rapids, Parker’s Prairie, Minnetonka, Henning, Battle Lake and other cities joined in the fun. Fans loaded up on Saturday morning and headed to Alexandria, Minn., for the first stop, where Pete’s County Market grilled burgers and served Barrel-O-Fun chips and Killebrew root beer floats.
The White House and the EPA recently announced efforts to regulate (meaning tax) methane gases and the sources of those gases. One of the main targets of their efforts is the dairy industry. Their target is to reduce methane emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Why the dairy industry? Because some of the methane emissions (about 9 percent) come from cow flatulence and belching. Yes, that’s right. Because cows fart and belch, the EPA believes this should be a target for reaching goals of reducing methane gas emissions. Hmm.