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Duck, duck, lame duck

February 24, 2016 Over 60 years ago I first heard of lame-duck sessions, but those referred to Congress, at least that is what I remember. more »»

Chia for your heart

February 24, 2016 When you hear the word “chia” your thoughts probably turn to the goofy chia pet that you can plant and have quickly grow to look like hair or wool on a ceramic figurin. more »»

What type of person are you?

February 24, 2016 I think it’s a question that stops our hearts and throws our minds into pure dizziness. more »»

Haystack craftsmanship

February 24, 2016 The story goes that a farmer was bringing his new bride home after their wedding ceremony. more »»

Watch for changes to the FAFSA

February 24, 2016 If you have a child in college, you’re probably familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed to help ensure that students don’t miss out on federal and... more »»

From the archives

February 23, 2016 The debate as to whether or not to share more from my archives is over…I’m doin’ it! Skimming over some article headlines was the tie-breaker. more »»

Childhood memories

February 22, 2016 Part III: A Continuation of Ella Junette Kalberg Velde’s memoirs, “We Moved to the Woods” “We had no special church there yet, but visiting pastors, mostly Swedish ones, would come hold... more »»

Editor's column: Parenting — talk about on-the-job training

February 20, 2016 Parents don’t get raises, because we don’t get paid … not in money anyway But we should. There should be a union. They say parenting is the most difficult job in the world. more »»

Go on a blind date...with a book

February 20, 2016 With my waning interest in reading as of late, I decided to give it a jump-start of sorts by taking a couple of novels on “blind date. more »»

On the porch

February 20, 2016 James J. Hill was a railroad tycoon responsible for greatly expanding railways in the country’s northwest. more »»

6 basic steps to legacy planning

February 20, 2016 What long-term impact do you want to have on the people and causes that are important to you? Legacy questions are tough and estate planning, an essential part of documenting your intentions, can b... more »»

Ask a trooper

February 18, 2016 Question: Is it legal to hitchhike in Minnesota? Answer: Minnesota State Statute 169. more »»

Heart healthy chocolate?

February 17, 2016 As one holiday that features chocolate hearts ends and is replaced by one that includes chocolate eggs, we find a LOT of chocolate on the store shelves this time of the year. more »»

How much?

February 17, 2016 Economics is interesting — especially when you bring the individual’s need to “have something” into pla. more »»

Cabin fever

February 17, 2016 Late winter can be a dangerous time of the year up here in the Northland, and not just because of the risk of overdosing on televised presidential primary debates. more »»

Editor's column: Coyote hunt ugly? Not so fast

February 13, 2016 I live in the country. On some nights, when the air is still, I can hear them. Coyotes. They howl, the little bastards. It ticks me off. Scares me a little, too. more »»

Power-watching K-dramas

February 13, 2016 For the last few months, I’ve been engrossed in Korean dramas, “K-dramas,” as I’ve called them. Mainly I gravitate toward the “slice of life” romantic comedy show. more »»

On the porch …

February 13, 2016 Happy Valentine’s Day! The photograph featured this week is the cover of a vintage Valentine’s Day card from the museum’s collection. more »»

From butter, to leader

February 13, 2016 It’s not every student who has a likeness of their face carved into a block of butter. But then again, Sabrina Ley is not your average studen. more »»

Age and medicine

February 10, 2016 You can call me “old,” but don’t call me “elderly.” For some reason “old” seems OK, as it merely refers to a number of years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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