The green, expansive lawn is as American as apple pie. In fact, over 40 million acres of land in the U.S. have some type of lawn on it. Accord…

For the last year and a quarter, Aitkin Independent School District No. 1 has been saying – and pleading with the public to listen – that it i…

I haven’t been back there in a couple weeks, they looked good then, thick with still-green blackberries in patches where you stand in one spot…

When I first started looking into nighttime  “noise machines” to help me sleep, I quickly realized how much nature had to offer in ways of rel…

Community workdays have long been a tradition in most countries of the world.  Collaboration is how things get done, especially those projects…


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Financial planners talk about individuals getting stuck in a “poverty mentality” that can affect every part of their lives.

The 4th of July celebration in Swat is just over three weeks away now, anxious farmers are putting up their hay, loose or baled, in the fields…

As May has quickly flown into June, the world finds itself close to a milestone it expected to see last summer – the Tokyo Olympics.

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Mille Lacs Lake can be a confusing place to fish if you take into consideration all the various open water regulation changes, not only during…

There are important roles for older folks to fill in society, even though those “golden years” may be fraught with physical challenges.

Mid-morning Monday, in the midst of the craziness we call deadline at the Aitkin Independent Age, I had a revelation.

So I got this new iPad the other day, my one from 10 years or so ago doesn’t support - computer jargon - the latest release - same - of Google…

Three and a half years ago, my husband read his wedding vows to me in front of our nearest and dearest. And in those vows, he promised love an…

Toward the end of May or the beginning of June, adults are reminded via cards in the mail that 18-year olds in their community or in their rel…

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…

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