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State gains 11,300 jobs in July
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Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Man of 1,000 voices
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Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000
Down to the Nitty Gritty: McEuen talks Dirt Band, Music on the Mountain
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Mary Ellen Marks
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Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
Barbara (Duncan) Erickson
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Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Columnist Rob Port has secret agenda--affiliated with the Koch brothers
The tale of my trip to Denmark, it's the 'perfect country for me'
Letter: Democrats are dead wrong on their energy platform
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Hundreds to attend Hiking Fest Aug. 27 at Itasca Park
This songbird has a killer attitude
Wolves are intelligent and social
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
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Pine to Palm
Demanding respect: It’s an everyday job
“Hey. Hey, you.” I looked up. “Yes?” “What’s your name?” I fumbled with my earbuds and quickly looked around. Broad daylight, a few people nearby also waiting for the bus. My ride was scheduled to arrive in less than four minutes. “Goeun.” “Joann?” I...
April 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
April 18, 2014
Goeun Park: L.A.’s Union Station proves that the American Dream is still alive today
I’ve been to the Los Angeles Union Station twice. The first time was in December, on my way to LAX and home with my giant green suitcase in tow. The second time was last Saturday. While I live only half an hour away from downtown Los Angeles, it’s hard to get off campus without...
April 18, 2014 - 10:00am
April 11, 2014
Plan B: Life doesn’t always go according to plan
When I was 18 and about to graduate high school, I had my entire life figured out. It was a pretty solid plan; I was going to go to college, rock all my classes, join a bunch of cool clubs, finally find the right eyeliner and graduate with honors. Then, I would go to medical...
April 11, 2014 - 11:00am
April 1, 2014
Stable ground: Lucky to be here
The room lurched. Last Friday, half an hour away from my dorm room, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rumbled below a city called La Habra. The week before, a smaller earthquake shook downtown Los Angeles. I slept through the first and shopped past the second. (I’m now convinced...
April 1, 2014 - 11:00pm
March 26, 2014
Goeun Park: This girl’s got style, but not fashion
One of my favorite shirts is a gray V-neck I snatched up from a clearance bin in Target. It’s a size too large and meant for sleep, but it goes well with nearly everything I own so I wear it out often. I also coordinate my outfits between four pairs of shoes, even though Stacy...
March 26, 2014 - 4:00am
March 21, 2014
Goeun Park: Sharing personal stories can be hard but needed
I forget that people can read this. Rather, I consciously block that tiny detail out of my mind as I poke at my keyboard on Sunday nights. Of course people can read this; it’s a published column in a weekly newspaper. I get paid to write what you pay to read. But it’s still…weird....
March 21, 2014 - 8:00am
March 14, 2014
Goeun Park: Find happiness wherever you can
“Hello?” “Goeun! Do you want to come whale watching with me?!” “Um, okay. Yeah, sure…but it’s 3 in the morning, why are you awake? Why am I awake? Is this phone conversation even real?!” Eight hours and a cup of coffee later, I was on a bus to Newport Beach. To...
March 14, 2014 - 7:00am
February 28, 2014
Goeun Park: For better or worse, nothing can change the fact it’s where you came from
There are three questions all college students should be able to answer in their sleep: name, major and hometown. I stumble through all three. “Goeun Park. Like you’re going somewhere, y’know? Goeun-to-the-Park, if that helps.” “Gosh, I don’t know. Maybe Biological...
February 28, 2014 - 10:00am
February 19, 2014
Take care of you: Check your own oxygen mask first
I think writing is one of those things that gets harder with time. Over the weekend, I wrote four essays. (Why? Because I’m irresponsible and can’t do things in a timely manner.) I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any words left in my system for the column. Fortunately...
February 19, 2014 - 9:30am
February 14, 2014
Goeun Park: Five (very) short stories to show writer’s block isn’t all that bad
When I start to write these columns, I list around a dozen ideas and pursue about half of them. I’d get a few sentences or paragraphs down on a topic before I decide it’s too boring or difficult and move on. I repeat the process until something sticks. Today, nothing is...
February 14, 2014 - 8:00am
February 7, 2014
Goeun Park: Everyone’s right to universal health care
Last week, I got a flu shot. It was pretty amazing. I realize that I am being silly. People get flu shots all the time. Yet, it was a momentous occasion. The last time I got a flu shot was during the H1N1 hysteria years ago, and that was only because they were giving them out for...
February 7, 2014 - 10:00am
January 31, 2014
Goeun Park: I have a lot to give, so I should, will give
“Do you have change, ma’am?” “Yeah, sure.” I dug into my wallet and pulled out a fistful of change. A few rusty dimes, mostly pennies. It couldn’t have been more than a dollar. I quickly deposited my unappreciated coins into the man’s calloused palms and walked away....
January 31, 2014 - 9:00am
January 23, 2014
Goeun Park: Maybe being careful isn’t so far-fetched
A few days ago, I heard a student from the University of Minnesota passed away during winter break. She drowned in the Chicago River. I never got her name. Yesterday, I went to visit a friend from my childhood hometown to kill some time before my evening flight back to the west...
January 23, 2014 - 10:00am
January 15, 2014
Dorm living: Private bathroom would be nice
For college orientation back in August, 30 freshmen and I were crammed into a sweltering bus to Sequoia National Park in the spirit of making friends in the pristine outdoors. For three days, I roughed it a tent and ate out of a cheap plastic bowl I bought at Target. It was a grand...
January 15, 2014 - 9:48am
January 7, 2014
Goeun Park: Home really is where you hang your hat
Oh, Minnesota. I’ve missed you. After months and miles away, it’s good to be back home. Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting the coldest temperatures since who knows when, but even if I had, I’m sure I would’ve still been ruefully unprepared. The desert winter back in Southern...
January 7, 2014 - 7:00pm