In times gone by, every village had a common area where villagers could graze the family cow, hold a wedding or celebration or maybe grow a ga…

I grew up fishing. Some of my earliest memories are being out on Mille Lacs Lake with my mom, dad and sister. I know of the excitement when a …

So this guy likes nature, the woods, ponds, dams, creeks and the like. Likes hilly hardwoods in particular, likes to take walks on and off dee…

It’s not been an easy week and a half – not here, and probably not anywhere.

One of the most anticipated events – at least according to people I talked to and the evening news – was the Minnesota Twins home opener April 8.

Phenomenal amounts of funding have been made available to help individuals and businesses affected by the current peacetime emergency.

I spent most of my 20s sick with stomach pains, bloating and major digestive issues. After dozens of visits to doctors and specialists and two…

I raise lambs for meat. Cute, wooly, bouncy lambs that eventually become leg of lamb roasts and juicy lamb chops.

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A friend of mine got a couple mules not long ago, Big John and Katie Elder. They’re big and friendly and come when you call them. John is the …

Wikipedia says the term Fourth Estate or fourth power refers to the press and news media both in explicit capacity of advocacy and implicit ab…

Last weekend, a friend and I were chatting on the phone, chuckling over a Facebook post wondering about people’s favorite athletes in a sport.

In the age of the internet, I think it’s fair to say most of us have friends or family scattered all over the country.

So it’s Sunday today, Valentine’s Day, dad’s birthday and who doesn’t like Sundays, Valentine’s Day and birthdays? Especially if they’re on th…

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How many times do the words “she loved to do cross-word puzzles” appear in obituaries? The answer is, often.

Gazing into the eyes of my nursing baby is one of the most tender memories I have of being a mother. I spent almost 12 years of my life nursin…

When I first started covering Aitkin County Board last year, I almost immediately discovered a quirk of Aitkin County Health and Human Service…

I was talking with a good friend the other day, an old friend from Waukenabo. We talked about the weather, how much snow and cold we have, the…

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