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Keeping kids safe can be more than a full-time job
Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas
Parents angry at DL school district
MNsure says its wait time is low
LP-A will pursue STEM program
Lakers tie school gymnastics scoring record
Bellefeuille scores 26 in Hornet victory
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Divers, butterfly lead the way at Moorhead
Before texting and e-mail, there were penned messages of affection
Turning back the pages
Step up your snack game
Some may have to pay federal taxes on their Social Security benefits
Wednesday Matters: Everyday Love it
Friends & Neighbors
Moltzan recognized as hospital trustee
Gas prices up slightly in MN, down nationally
Massage by Heather opens downtown DL
Busch joins Thrivent Financial in DL office
Life without the expense of a car
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
‘American Idol’ picks singers from Bemidji, Fargo
Learn about ice sports at library
Area singers advance on ‘Idol’
'American Sniper' caps off a year of mediocre movies
Letter: State of Union response given by a great American
Letter: Children in crisis need better service
When visitors decide to stay
Want term limits on Congress? Good luck...
Peterson: Let Minnesota control wolf population
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in DNR deer poaching case
Thin ice causing big problems on northern Minnesota lakes
New law for 2015: AIS trailer sticker will help prevent future spread
Black-backed woodpecker is dependent on dead coniferous trees
Mentored turkey hunt registration open now
Menahga baby is first this year
Growing deep winter greens
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 11, 2010
Time to say goodbye
Every week for the past two years -- with the exception of one internet-challenged vacation to New York and a chaos-crammed orientation at Concordia -- I've sat down to write a column for the Wave. After penning more columns than I can count (it's been a distressingly lengthy stretch...
August 11, 2010 - 11:21am
August 4, 2010
We'll be back after these important messages
I stayed home sick on Monday, a happening which, like most deviations from regularity, came with a few interesting implications. First of all, it meant I didn't go to work. It also meant quality bonding time with Little Brother, who sequentially turned down my offers to play Monopoly,...
August 4, 2010 - 10:34am
July 28, 2010
City living, but still just a small town girl
When I transferred to Hamline, a city school populated by city kids who graduated with more students than attend all of DLHS, it was difficult to explain where the bandwagon found me. "It's a pretty small town.
July 28, 2010 - 9:22am
Local group 'jumps' to Jamaica for mission trip
Ten members of United Methodist Church spent 10 days in Jamaica's highlands, returning home with much more than their golden tans. Organized through JUMP (Jamaica United Mission Partnership) and led by Greg and Marcia Potvin, the mission trip team had several reasons for journeying...
July 28, 2010 - 9:20am
July 21, 2010
In 1975, Charlie Ramstad took a 10-day canoe trip through the Boundary Waters with an Explorer Troop, a Boy Scout's offshoot, and had a terrific...
July 21, 2010 - 9:39am
What's in a name?
Before young miss Capulet knew she was to marry, fake her own death, drive her husband to drink himself to his, commit suicide and end literature's lengthiest family feud within the week, she stood on her balcony, pondering the nature of names: "What's in a name? That which we call...
July 21, 2010 - 9:36am
July 7, 2010
'Out with the old' adage does not always apply
Some people do it every spring. Others every fall, each New Year, or any time they change addresses. There are people who never do it, and others who only do it when they "feel like it." There are also those constantly in the midst of doing it. Some plan it out beforehand -- months...
July 7, 2010 - 11:45am
June 30, 2010
Faith in humanity seems to be slipping away
When I got into my cherry cobbler car Monday morning, I was going to work, to gain some writing experience and make some money to pay for groceries, gas, housing and the occasional lunch date with Boyfriend or movie night with the gang. When I got into my cherry cobbler car Monday...
June 30, 2010 - 11:27am
A weekend of inspiration
Last weekend, soon-to-be DLHS junior Steven Labine had a life-changing experience. Labine, and 75 other outstanding sophomores from across...
June 30, 2010 - 11:25am
June 23, 2010
Without proper guides, shower time can be dangerous
"Bring a notebook," I advised my brother Monday morning as I urged my hair to dry faster. "Really?" Montana queried, trying to sense how serious I was (it's an expression I see on him often). "Then you can play games!" Mom entered the conversation as she bustled around to assure...
June 23, 2010 - 11:09am
June 16, 2010
Anti-athlete takes on the Twins
When dusk falls on the Twin Cities and the skyline begins to blend into the darkening sky, there remains one shining beacon of hope in the heart of Minneapolis: Target Field. Guess who went to a Twins game last weekend? That's right, reader, yours truly, Thressa Johnson, the anti-athlete. Believe...
June 16, 2010 - 2:21pm
June 9, 2010
A whole new sense of hearing
After a weekend in Kenosha "Kenowhere" Wisconsin, I'm hearing in a whole new light. Last Thursday I hit the highway with Jake and Family for his cousin/my new pal Erin's graduation. In a single Suburban space-consciously packed with two parents, three college kids, two preteens...
June 9, 2010 - 8:53am
June 2, 2010
Growing up: A work in progress
Commencement ceremonies can have many uses. More than a mere marker of time, symbol of accomplishment, acknowledgement of senior-to-freshman backslide, or awkward red-robed photo op, last weekend's graduation (which I attended thanks to an ill-called coin flip) provided a meditative...
June 2, 2010 - 2:15pm
May 26, 2010
What would Uncle Al do? Fix it up and write a great column
Besides the one I share this page with, my favorite columnist is "Uncle" Al Sicherman, who spent many years writing humorous commentaries on daily life for the Star Tribune.
May 26, 2010 - 8:39am
May 19, 2010
Abnormalities, inconsistencies are now the norm
It was a dull and homework-ridden afternoon. I sat on the third floor -- the silent floor -- of the library, reading about how crummy the human condition is. Suddenly I heard footsteps; I was nervously attuned to their presence because I had my solely-sock-clad feet up on the table...
May 19, 2010 - 11:15am