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School chores; All hands on deck
Newsbriefs - Aug. 21 edition
Wadena County wanted - Aug. 21 edition
Wadena commissioners begin 2015 budget work
Courts - Aug. 21 edition
Bison volleyball player Miron a big talent from a small town
Grand $lam Team Demolition Derby
Golf Scores - Aug. 21 edition
Five seniors back for WDC tennis season
Forkhorn Field Day set Aug. 24
Wayne Berent Carlson
Robert Romaine Wright
TCHC Classic a hit
Staff coming aboard at Maslowski Wellness and Regional Center
ALC is an option for students
Dollar Tree to buy competitor Family Dollar
A new way to fish
Bluffton Hometown Days: Beanbag champs
Watermelon Days: This stuff is good!
Chicken and Corn feed; Right from the fryer
New Entrance at State fair open for bus riders
'Let's Be Cops' If you're looking for laughs, that's what you get
Birth announcements - Aug. 21 edition
CLC announces spring honors list
Thai chicken pizza
Langer recognized by US Achievement Academy
Birth announcements - Aug. 14 edition
How seniors can avoid scams
Gray area retirees
Can you wait in the intersection to turn left?
How Many Ways to the Father?
Top eight reasons to use your VA loan
August crop: Throwing bales
Applications open for Conservation Partners grants
Minnesota waterfowl season opens Sept. 27
Three boys and a dock
Hunters can target Canada geese beginning Aug. 9
August 30, 2012
Legendary Minnesota broadcaster dies
For more than four decades, one man's voice and presence could create quite a stir in the quiet towns of Minnesota lakes country. His name was...
August 30, 2012 - 8:58am
January 23, 2012
Eating to live or living to eat?
My mother tells that when I was a toddler, I had a rather bizarre appetite. I ate hand lotion, baby aspirin and drank kerosene. There was one time mom left me in the car while she ran into the grocery store. She had parked in front of the large store windows and was only gone a few...
January 23, 2012 - 12:33pm
January 9, 2012
Vikings' problems go much deeper than a player or two
Now that the 2012 NFL regular season is over and the Minnesota Vikings have nowhere to play, the time seems right to take a look back at the blunders they made and pass some judgments. Everyone knows that hindsight is 20-20. Right off the bat it is pretty obvious that just about...
opinion / sports
January 9, 2012 - 3:13pm
'The bus is on fire, man'
I have some old memories about the days of playing in bands, both here and in Iowa. First, my brother and a friend with whom we've both played came for Christmas and stayed and while we were whiling away the time between fish biting in a fish house out on the ice -- time which was...
January 9, 2012 - 2:09pm
January 1, 2012
Vikes very close to grabbing terrific draft position in 2012
Give the Minnesota Vikings some credit - they have had a beneficial season -- not a Super Bowl season, not a playoff season, not even a respectable season, but the kind of season that can really help a team. What have Minnesota fans wanted for 51 years? That's right - a Super Bowl...
opinion / sports / news
January 1, 2012 - 1:26pm
Riding through the Panama Canal
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." This quote, attributed to Abe Lincoln, spurred My True Love and me to jump ship last week and spend four days in Panama City, Panama. It was quite a trip. It was an adventure right from the...
January 1, 2012 - 12:45pm
December 31, 2011
Happy New Year from Fair Oaks
This was a busy week helping old 2011 join the ages. I find that hopes and wishes of our folks mostly remain the same over the years, and I've written seemingly well over a thousand New Year columns. Wants and wishes remain the same; only the faces change. We all pray for peace,...
December 31, 2011 - 12:56pm
December 19, 2011
Things you just shouldn't say
Isn't it true that we spend a great deal of emotional energy trying to say the right thing? "Hi there, how's it going?" "Pretty good. How about you?" "Hey! Great." See what I mean? These greetings could have been uttered by any of us, when at any given time, one would rather say:...
December 19, 2011 - 1:48pm