It has been a while since I’ve blogged. I didn’t mention the snowstorms or freezing weather of another long winter. Those have come and gone. The big issue throughout the State — mainly Fargo and surrounding communities to the north and south — is the force of nature in the form of water. Rutland and its area is not immune. There are “holding ponds” in Rutland proper. We’ve got a wonderful view of the water on the westside preventing us from getting on the blacktop (Hwy 10) leading to Rutland. The water from the Wild Rice River is slowly receding but it is a force not to be reckoned with. Hopefully we won’t have to sandbag this time like we did two years ago (and in 1997!).