At first, Covid didn’t have much of an affect on my life other than being conscious of the usual precautions. But in March of 2020, it seemed …

One of the many inconveniences as a result of the world-wide COVID pandemic over the past 18 months has been the disruption of the normal fune…

It was September of 2001 and we had just moved into the house we built on the land I grew up on. The kids were young and life was good. Long w…

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As so eloquently put by the legendary Alan Jackson: Where were you when the world stopped turning on Sept. 11? If you are old enough to have a…


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I was in the bedroom trying to determine if my latest allergic reaction was going to go full-blown and restrict my airway again or if it was g…

If you read the recent MLM article about the traffic around the lake this summer, or just plain have been caught up in it, you know what I’m t…

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Now that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sent to prison for at least 15 years (22.5 years with time off for good beha…

I was ready to open my Mille Lacs Lake cabin this past April, knowing full well I was without water at my summer home since last fall. My firs…

Our water cooler talk usually consists of playing “name that tune” as Bob sings us show tunes or stanzas from songs we never heard of. In frus…

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It was the evening following my watching the final round of this years Masters Golf Tournament. I stepped out to a favorite Mille Lacs area pu…

Nowhere else in the state does the DNR keep track of post mortality walleyes (the fish that die after release). On all the other lakes a dead …

A relative and I were talking and made the observation that many people seem on edge lately. You would think people would be happier – it’s su…

The walleye fishing on Mille Lacs lake has been nothing short of phenomenal the last few years. The hallowed 2013 year class of walleyes has n…

I love my Facebook. I can access pictures of Brielle’s or Dani’s little tots and enjoy their little, carefree faces.

This week we are saluting law enforcement for the work they do in our communities. Our tribute is not nearly enough, however.

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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