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Tickets available for Trump rally in Fargo
1,700 reading, math tutors sought for Minnesota schools
DAC collaborates with artist Marsha Wolff
Head off the heartbreak: Child drowning can be prevented
New park ordinance approved in Nevis
Clay Dusters qualify for state tournament
Carlson, Overmyer earn medals at NSIC meet
Vaudrin concludes career at NSIC meet
Esox rally to edge Midway in battle for first place
Area runners compete in 42nd Duluth Marathon
Kenneth William Parsons
Ronald "Ron" Ralph Lindbom
Millie Ann Donnay
Closing arguments for and against Line 3
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
Robocalls fray consumers' nerves
Take time for a mid-year small business checkup
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Place a Business Announcement
Great American Story deadline approaches
An afternoon with author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Red Bridge Park Sculpture Trail to be unveiled June 16
2nd Street Stage kicks off June 14
Upcoming Prince album features nine new tracks
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: The big catch up
Lindows take top honors at Cirks Fishing Tournament
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
Local and state fishing reports
WEEKEND ADVENTURES: Best intentions for Boundary Waters trip
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
COMMENTARY: Politics: We need it
Paid political letter policy takes effect
COMMENTARY: A Memorial Day message from the Park Rapids DAV
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
August 31, 2017
Commentary: Your driver's license photo
You have to do this every four years. If you want to keep your driver's license, every four years on your birthday you need to go in to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver's license. It's no big deal, you just show up to prove you're still alive, pay $25.25, they...
August 31, 2017 - 10:23am
May 17, 2017
Commentary: Graduation message for the first half of the class
(Note: The article below was first published for the graduating class of 2004. One mother wrote and told me she had it blown up to poster size and put it on the wall where her graduate and his friends couldn't miss it. Others have suggested I repeat the article. Here it is.)
May 17, 2017 - 1:54pm
April 12, 2017
Commentary: More Norwegian sweaters leads to happiness
The United Nations has just issued a report naming Norway the happiest country in the world — for now. A year ago, Denmark was in first place. The United States dropped from 13th place to 14th. First, we'll review the facts, then a bit of analysis is in order.
April 12, 2017 - 9:33am
March 9, 2017
Commentary: The day America stopped drinking coffee
The day America stopped drinking coffee was one of the biggest national disasters since The Day the World Ran Out of Denim which I told you about in this column and in a book by that name years ago. The denim panic accelerated when denim was faded, denim outfits had to have little...
March 9, 2017 - 10:26am
February 28, 2017
Commentary: Day-in, day-out excellence
Every year about this time, the Motion Picture Academy makes a major production out of awarding Oscars to the best actors, actresses, movies, music, sound effects (24 categories) of the motion pictures for this past year. This year was the 89th year. The ceremony goes on and on for...
February 28, 2017 - 9:51am
February 15, 2017
Commentary: Always something to panic about
Remember the panic of Y2K? As the calendar turned toward the end of the 20th century, many believed that our computers would not make the transition from 1999 to 2000. As a result, the computers controlling our banking systems, our hospitals, and our air control system would fail...
February 15, 2017 - 10:45am
February 5, 2017
Commentary: Snake oil in your aftershave
I was in this waiting room waiting for my appointment. The magazines were mostly out of date and on subjects that weren't of much interest to me — autos, diabetes, cooking and big game hunting. Taking the least disinteresting, I selected the big game hunting magazine and was...
February 5, 2017 - 11:33am
January 30, 2017
Commentary: And the home of the brave
Is it possible to break a federal law while watching a Little League baseball game? Yes, and you can break the same law before a junior varsity, varsity, World Series, Rose Bowl or Super Bowl game. And if you watch carefully, you will see the law being broken on national television,...
January 30, 2017 - 11:23am
January 7, 2017
Commentary: A better person in 2017
I've been window shopping the list of New Year's resolutions just to see what's cool this year. Not with the idea of buying in, but just out of curiosity. It appears that a healthier diet (and loss of weight) and more exercise are still in the top three, but number one is to be a...
January 7, 2017 - 4:43pm
December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas I Shouted
Merry Christmas I shouted to a woman on the street But she didn't hear me Her misty eyes stared halfway round the globe Where her son was lost in Iraq And never found his way home. Merry Christmas I cried to an old gent in the alley But he didn't hear me He was dragging a cardboard...
December 25, 2016 - 8:21am
December 11, 2016
Commentary: Don't curse the clouds
Most of the days here for the past week have been dark, dreary, gray, foggy, cloudy and generally overcast, including an all-night rain and a hard cold wind with a low, heavy sky. The damp chill glommed onto your neck and crept down under your shirt. On the foggy nights, you could...
December 11, 2016 - 8:45am
November 30, 2016
Commentary: Gorgeous legs in the White House
After the Trump election victory, I was patting myself on the back. After all, in my end-of-the-year predictions last December, I told you that whichever candidate carried the state of Ohio would be elected President. Trump not only won Ohio, he won it by 454,983 votes or 8.6 points....
November 30, 2016 - 2:40pm