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This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Pre-K teachers may lose business with Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal
Schools in favor of Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal if they have space
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
February 28, 2015
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
We are now unseasonably cold again, and this may extend the ice season locally. With little snow cover and the brutal cold of the last couple weeks, we are making more ice, not losing ice. You can probably count on at least another four weeks of accessible, fishable ice before we...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
February 28, 2015 - 5:15am
The European starling is a transplant to North America
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping the feeders filled. It’s never really work, you know, but I’ve sometimes gone several days in a row without replenishing my birdfeeders...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
February 28, 2015 - 5:05am
February 27, 2015
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
I’ve been trying to think of a way to say I’m a Christian without saying; “I’m a Christian.” I’ve found that saying this can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; like maybe I’m super religious and because of that I’m not fun. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday...
February 27, 2015 - 5:00am
February 26, 2015
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
We’ve all had days like that. A swing and a miss, followed by another and another. A strikeout. Fishing all day on the wrong side of the boat. Nothing but empty nets and discouragement. Or — worse than that, a lost family member or friend, a dreaded diagnoses, a festering scar...
opinion / Lynn Hummel
February 26, 2015 - 5:50am
Helping loved ones retire
What if a sudden, debilitating illness, fraud or economic downturn affected your senior family member’s retirement, estate or long-term care issues? Would you be prepared to take over? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to 2013 research from the Pew Research...
business / money management
February 26, 2015 - 5:15am
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
There’s this song that goes; “Heal the wounds but leave the scars” and I didn’t really get it. I mean why would you want to have the memory of the scar at all but when I heard Janet say; “The man that saved my life 28 years ago when he singlehandedly fought off three other...
February 26, 2015 - 5:00am
February 25, 2015
Cream-based soups offer quick winter warm-up
During this recent cold snap, I started craving comfort foods. One day, as the kids were asking what was for lunch in their best “we’re starving” voices, the thought of cream soups immediately came to mind. I knew that making a new soup might scare them off because of how...
life / food
February 25, 2015 - 5:15am
Replacement SSA tax forms available online
Q: I was getting ready to do my taxes and realized that I lost my Social Security 1099. How can I get a replacement? A: New for this tax season, replacement 1099s are now available through your personal my Social Security account. Each January, a 1099 is mailed to everyone receiving...
February 25, 2015 - 5:10am
Good oral hygiene helps keep smile healthy
A healthy smile is a bonus at any age. Too often older people — especially those who wear dentures — feel they no longer need dental checkups. If you haven’t learned the basics of oral health care, it is never too late to start. And even if you have, it’s a good time...
February 25, 2015 - 5:05am
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Sinful Judging
We cross the line, when we begin to sinfully judge others, which is characterized by a feeling of superiority or resentment. Sinful judging often involves deciding what others’ motives may be. It reveals the absence of a genuine love. We get together with others to discuss someone’s...
February 25, 2015 - 5:00am
February 24, 2015
Tuesday Matters: Everyday Old
I am sitting in the coffee shop getting to know a new friend and I’m literally stunned to learn that she’s only 27 which means I’m twenty years older…like I could be her mom when I’m thinking we’re in the same age zone. I make this comment and head to the bathroom. When...
February 24, 2015 - 8:31am
February 21, 2015
Take a trip for early open water fishing
As we approach the end of February, many of us have had enough of the ice and start getting anxious for open water angling. We have had long periods of cold weather, the inland walleye season has closed, boat shows are happening all over the Midwest and we are getting more daylight...
outdoors / Brad Laabs
February 21, 2015 - 5:20am
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
A few weeks ago I wrote that I hadn’t seen too many common red polls, American goldfinches, and other birds often associated with wintertime influxes at our backyard feeders. It turned out that my feeders were likely a group of only a handful of feeders that didn’t have hordes...
outdoors / Blane Klemek
February 21, 2015 - 5:15am
February 20, 2015
Drinking in the joy of life
“Have you been drinking?” Bill asked as we stood on the side of the road, waiting for my husband’s cousin Eddie. “No,” I said. “Why?” “Well you just ran over a deer in the middle of the road and you seem too happy, like you don’t realize what’s just happened....
February 20, 2015 - 5:25am
Swearing: Why Christians should cut it out
“Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe – creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor – loves us with a radical, unconditional, self – sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We...
February 20, 2015 - 5:20am