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Living history: Council cuts Maas bill
Freshwater students donate blankets to Someplace Safe
Minn. woman accused of keeping heroin in bra to change plea
WDC students learn to play cribbage
Man found dead in rural Motley home fire
Phillips rules Section 6A with six-goal performance
Bob Tubandt Invitational set Jan. 28
Bowling-January 12 Edition
Zimmer: No timetable on Vikings QB Bridgewater's return
Thursday Scorecard 1/12
Steven M. Hoyhtya
Martha "Marty" J. Kohlmeyer
Terry Lynn Peterson
Over 100 attend NJPA's workforce conference
Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction
Three new providers have joined Tri-County Health Care
Wadena Insurance opens in downtown Wadena
Tri-County Health Care recognized as CALS hospital
Acts of Solace Project seeking performers in Wadena
Author Lois Greiman visiting Wadena Saturday
'Hidden Figures' an Oscar-worthy film
Giving Tree program garners over $2,000
Folk Landscapes presented by Lakes Area Music Festival
Area students earn honors at Central Lakes College
Harrison makes Dean's List at South Dakota State University
Birth announcements - Jan. 5 edition
Clergy view: Will you be ready?
Big laws need bipartisan support
What should go in car emergency kit?
Salonen: 'Hacksaw Ridge' foxhole scene brings hope
Minding Our Elders: Restructuring life after caregiving ends
President signs Walz-led measure to honor guard-reserve retirees into law
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
Deer harvest could reach 185,000
When I grow old I'll make changes
(Every three or four years, I run this old column. I wrote it 17 years ago when I thought I was old, and had just turned 50. Those were the good old days, although at that time I didn't know that. The point is: Today is one of tomorrow's good old days -- enjoy it.) When I grow old,...
April 17, 2011 - 9:19pm
April 10, 2011
The shimmy is only felt by those with The Rediculosis
My car has another small vibration in it. I myself have a related mental condition that has not yet been named by medical science, but which I call The Rediculosis. Persons suffering from The Rediculosis are recognizable only when they are exposed to their weakness, which, in my...
April 10, 2011 - 12:22pm
April 3, 2011
The gopher feet and football card retirement plan
I'm a little concerned about my retirement, which is a lot closer these days than I ever thought it would be. This concern used to be a nagging tooth-achey kind of concern. You know that kind of pain. It comes and goes. It's here. It's gone. And then you're years older, and although...
April 3, 2011 - 11:14am
March 27, 2011
The meeting of the mechanical minds
After putting it off for several months, I finally had to go downstairs, call The Appliance Army together, and attempt to pass on to them some of the learning which I have accumulated. This is learning gained during the past several years, when I went from being self-employed to...
March 27, 2011 - 12:45pm
March 20, 2011
Conspiracies of the universe explained
This is about conspiracies, which I'm uncertain are all around us. A conspiracy is any naturally occurring event which may be interpreted to have been caused to happen by a person or group of persons. Blaming one's downfalls on a conspiracy has a nice protective feeling to it. "I...
March 20, 2011 - 4:41pm
March 13, 2011
Interview with a Finnish vampire
Several years ago, I read "Interview with a Vampire." I told some people about it. Then one morning a few weeks later, imagine my surprise when a heavily accented voice asked me: "Do you want to interview me? I'm a Finnish Vampire." Well, sure, I replied, if my personal safety and...
March 13, 2011 - 5:29pm
February 20, 2011
Lucy loses a limb for a long time
They found Lucy's other foot. No, not Lucille Ball; Lucy, the oldest human skeleton yet discovered. She was found footless some years ago somewhere in Africa, where we may or may not have first diverged from the monkey family and started to become what we are now: thinking monkeys. No...
February 20, 2011 - 7:20pm
February 13, 2011
Blasting day never short on excitement
Two well drilling rigs worked steadily in the sweltering Iowa heat, up on the top of the 60-foot-high quarry cliff face. They drilled rows of 60-foot-deep holes, into which we would pack three-inch by two-foot sticks of dynamite on blast day. These explosives would then, when detonated,...
February 13, 2011 - 11:12am
February 6, 2011
Traveling through the ice house ghetto
From the high view of the road overlooking AnyLake, the conglomeration of fish houses down there looked peaceful and still. And tiny. Tiny houses. Tiny people. Bright sun shining down on white snow banded on blue ice. A winter utopia. Me? I was going ice fishing down there, and my...
February 6, 2011 - 11:22am
January 16, 2011
Designer education, deplorable results
My students at the tech school came back from their first semester math final indignant as all get-out, muttering and complaining at full throttle about how hard it was. Not all of them, you should understand, because some of them just stood there in quiet satisfaction with their...
January 16, 2011 - 9:48am
January 9, 2011
A New Year's Q&A with Lindy
Since it's extremely difficult to make and keep resolutions for oneself, and since there are a lot of different subjects out there -- none of which are worth a whole column -- here comes an end-of-the-year mix of stuff I've got on my mind. First, regarding your confusion regarding...
January 9, 2011 - 8:20pm
January 2, 2011
'Winners' of the annual Darwin Awards
It's time to review the annual Darwin Awards, which, as you know, go to those individuals who choose the most unique manners of removing themselves from the gene pool, thus increasing the likelihood of the human species not only continuing but getting smarter. These are all from 2010. South...
January 2, 2011 - 6:40pm
December 26, 2010
The trap that lies within 'come in here'
The voice of The Love of my Life came out of the bathroom one morning last weekend. At least, I think it was her voice, and not Lady Kenmore the Dryer. As you may or may not know, appliances and I communicate with one another, so sometimes I'm not sure who it is that's speaking, or...
December 26, 2010 - 8:56pm
December 19, 2010
Tackling heat loss in the home
This is about heat loss in your home.
December 19, 2010 - 10:09am
December 12, 2010
It's time again for Balderdash
And here we go with this family Thanksgiving's semiannual Balderdash game. As you may or may not know, this game involves being given a word, everyone playing writing down their interpretation of the word, them all being read out loud, and points being given to those who present the...
December 12, 2010 - 9:16pm