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Man airlifted after rollover in Becker County Wednesday night
Post-oil boom, drug prices fall as gang trafficking increases
New Camp Ripley exhibit gives visitors a look at WWI
Exploration gaining steam: Rush of interest in Northland gold
Local golfers compete at The Birchmont
Cubs defeat Sox for Little League title
DL Babe Ruth team wraps season at districts
Three-time champion Jack Rule to play in 2016 Pine to Palm
DCC 100 celebration Thursday at Pavilion
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
Essentia Health hospitals work with local groups to identify health needs and improve community health
Friends & Neighbors
‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
David Lomen Stenseth
Cheers to young volunteers
Sound & fury drowns out the issues
ND should have left ‘Red Tomahawk’ image on its 4,000-plus highway signs
Running with the fools
Woman born of native-white parents wonders how DL can close cultural gap
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
DNR advice for handling damaged trees
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Birds vary wildly in how, where they build nests
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
August 15, 2012
What goes around comes around; on the bike again
My first bike was about 24 inches high, had two little tires on the back, one bigger one on the front and it was really fast and scary. Wait a minute -- a BIKE with three wheels? Yes, I know, but our family called it a bike. By the time I was big enough for a two wheeler, my dad...
August 15, 2012 - 11:00am
August 8, 2012
Did Jesus have a sense of humor?
I know you don't read this column expecting any comments about theology. After all, I have the same background in theology you do: none. Nevertheless, even those of us without training have questions now and then. So when a question arises that the theologians haven't answered (maybe...
August 8, 2012 - 12:48pm
July 25, 2012
The Hummer doesn't hum anymore
I saw a TV ad just today for the latest "new and improved" vacuum cleaner. It was a slick design -- lightweight, easy to move about and a little (power? dust?) unit pulled right behind like a caboose. A vacuum cleaner with a caboose -- is that new and improved or a step backwards?...
July 25, 2012 - 12:27pm
July 18, 2012
Listen to your body, not your ego
Listen to your body. This is common advice given by doctors, health advisors, coaches and trainers. It sounds simple -- your body has a voice -- listen to it. But that assumes a person has only one voice, the voice of the body. There are more voices than one. I can relate a personal...
July 18, 2012 - 11:45am
July 11, 2012
Something to be said for being out of touch
After four or five days of blistering heat -- hot in the morning, hot all day and hot at night -- Thursday, July 5th, dawned cool, clear and calm, a beautiful, refreshing morning. For someone who is retired, unemployed, on vacation, or just taking a break, it was a morning to sit...
July 11, 2012 - 12:19pm
July 3, 2012
Big jobs are accomplished in bite sizes
Remember those big shredded wheat biscuits? You just couldn't put one in a bowl, pour milk on it and eat it. You had to grip both ends of it, split it, tear it apart and shred it. Delicious, but messy and inconvenient. Then some genius came up with the common sense idea to make a...
July 3, 2012 - 10:20am
April 4, 2012
A noodle by any other name...
The readers of this column have come to expect an occasional discussion of the important and interesting foods we eat here in America. Foreign readers, for that matter, also eagerly anticipate discussions about American foods. That is why, if you've been reading long enough, you've...
April 4, 2012 - 1:41pm
March 28, 2012
The rules keep on changing
You were probably shocked in 2006 when the ninth planet, Pluto, was demoted to a Kuiper Belt Object and could no longer be considered a planet. This was largely the handiwork of Mike Brown, professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Prof....
March 28, 2012 - 3:09pm
March 21, 2012
That amazing bakery aroma
It's been a long week and a half in town. For what seems like forever, a sign on the door of our main street bakery has said: "Closed -- March 12 - 20. Open again on March 21st." What? No goodies this week? But why not -- this mom and pop operation sends family members to work in...
March 21, 2012 - 2:59pm
March 14, 2012
I shot my bridge partner
"I Shot My Bridge Partner" is the name of a mystery novel I have not read and will not read because it could have been written by various bridge partners I had before they retired my jersey some years ago. Bridge players do not take the game casually, but I did. Not good. One famous...
March 14, 2012 - 8:13am
February 29, 2012
Bombarded by the 'F-Bomb'
Enough is enough. We recently rented and watched "The Ides of March," a movie about politics, dirty politics, in a presidential primary. The movie was co-written by one of the biggest names in the business, George Clooney. It was also co-produced by Clooney, directed by Clooney and...
February 29, 2012 - 4:24pm
February 22, 2012
Eighth annual DIDO Awards
Every year about this time the Motion Picture Academy makes a huge production out of awarding Oscars to the best movies, actors, actresses, music, sound effects, etc. -- all from the year before. The ceremony goes on for hours and it's pure glitz: long speeches, emotional performances...
February 22, 2012 - 2:16pm
February 15, 2012
Mother Nature painted a frosty landscape
You missed the show snowbirds. If you weren't here the first week in February, you missed the show. While you were riding around in your golf buggies down there in Arizona, California, Texas and Florida, we had three or four days of fog and frost like we've rarely seen. The wind didn't...
February 15, 2012 - 12:10pm
February 8, 2012
The miserable childhood
Let me be blunt. If you want more interesting writing in this corner of the paper, you shouldn't be reading my column. I don't have the background for it. Ernest Hemingway wrote that the best early training for a writer is an unhappy childhood. Frank McCord, who grew up in Limerick,...
February 8, 2012 - 2:00pm
February 1, 2012
Courage is a test of physical, moral challenges
On Dec. 31, the Utah Highway Patrol reported that a 46-year-old driver with two nine-year-old girls and a four-year-old boy in his car, slipped off an icy road, rolled down an embankment and landed upside down in the frigid Logan River. Chris Wilden was driving by, stopped and plunged...
February 1, 2012 - 2:03pm