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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 …

If you’re like me, you’ve been playing the “Where’s Bernie” game this weekend as friends on social media have posted a random photo of the Sen…

Google Earth is a so much fun. For those of us with internet, we just dial a location and in seconds we enter the world of eagles, hovering ov…

Two quality people working in the Mille Lacs community recently pulled the plug on their careers, both leaving behind worthy legacies. The two…

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If you’re like me, you’re racking your brain trying to process everything that has happened last year and already in 2021 but coming up just s…

Youth sports and high school athletics have been allowed to resume with practices starting on Jan. 4, but just how the mask mandate for studen…

Time to take a stroll down memory lane and visit some opinions I’ve put forth during my two decades column-writing for this publication.

When I’m texting these days, at least in casual contexts, I use emojis without much of a thought. Those grinning little cartoon faces have bec…

What is the meaning of Christmas? We know Christmas will likely look much different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the meaning is…

There is a Christian gospel passage in the book of Mathew, chapter 25 that reads in part: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, …

I suspect most can look to an incident or two where fate might have stepped in to save their lives. For instance: At the last second before pu…

I haven’t been an “anti-masker” but also haven’t been totally convinced of the efficacy of masks. I guess I’ve been indifferent and have worn …

When I think back on what sickness was during childhood, one memory in particular stands out. I’m laying on the couch of my family’s living ro…

The title of this essay is “Get a Life” and “Let It Go.” It is meant to be read and digested by boys and girls who have in the past played or …

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