We’ve seen a number of tragic accidents recently in the Mille Lacs Lake community. Perhaps it’s because the lake community is buzzing like man…

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…

A buzzword being thrown around these days is “inclusion,” most often in reference to how equally race and/or gender is incorporated in sectors…

After receiving some feedback on the column I wrote in the May 5 edition titled “Can we stop the divisiveness in our community?” I just wanted…


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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…

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Only in New York would they have the audacity to challenge the results of the U.S. Census Bureau. I guess it’s part of the DNA of living in th…

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I was an altar boy at a Catholic church back in the mid-1950s, so I recall the varying roles of men and women in that church back then, especi…

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I’m happy to announce I’m the latest addition to this awesome smalltown, award-winning newspaper. I will be writing and working on a part-time…

If you were asked to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “Three Blind Mice,” “The Bear Ran Over The Mountain” or the “A, B, C” song, chances are y…

If you’ve read the rest of the paper and have gotten this far, you couldn’t help but notice the story on Minnesota Attorney General Keith Elli…

Back in the 1950s, before the Minnesota Twins came to the state, the closest a Minnesotan could come to viewing Major League Baseball live was…

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Chasing the aurora borealis has become a pastime for the last several years that was sparked by working in the newspaper business.

When I was a child, I held to a simple creed, and I’m sure many millennials my age could say the same. I wanted to be the very best, like no o…

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

This weekend was supposed to be the weekend of love. A weekend where Valentine’s Day fell on a Sunday, giving couples ample opportunity to exp…

There was a point in the distant past where I left my college friends shocked and dismayed with the revelation that I hadn’t seen any of the X…

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I asked a male family member how he felt about the female referee, Sarah Thomas, who broke a glass ceiling as the first woman referee helping …

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