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Museum hosts free writer’s workshop
Discussion continues over 'mature content' of fall musical
Shortage of mental health beds still a problem
Thunder pushing to finish on a high note
Cardinals edge Bombers in marathon match
Kelley, Bender combine to blank Eskomos 6-0
Ripp runs 'his race' to huge win at Swain
Scoreboard - October 12, 2017 edition
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Grace Darlene Caffey
Linda Louise Levar Powers
James Ronald Smith
Dale Anthony Desautel
Dwayne R. "Duke" Johnson
Guest Commentary: Parting thoughts on high school sports
To the Editor: Enough is enough!
Guest Commentary: The importance of high school coaches
September ritual: Turning crabapples into jelly
Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Wright-Cromwell News: Oct. 11 2017
Slices of Life: Storing the boat
WRIGHT-CROMWELL NEWS: Oct. 5 2017
Slices of Life: Home delivery is a mixed bag
Finn News: Fall time is Finnish time for celebrations!
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Pumpkin Run/Walk set for Oct. 21
Award winning theatre troupe to perform Friday
Cookin' at the 'O'
Duluth-based crime writer at library Tuesday
County Seat Theater remakes 'Blithe Spirit'
arts and entertainment
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Birth Announcement: Palmer Kathryn MacDonald
Birth Announcement: Aubrey Anne Nelson
Autumn shows off her colors
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
From the Catbird Seat
July 30, 2009
A call to action
While we wait for the Brett Favre saga to (hopefully) play itself out over the coming week, it's time to sneak in one or two more thoughts about the Twins before the Vikings dominate the conversation over the next few weeks. A distressing article appeared in Monday's Minneapolis...
July 30, 2009 - 8:49am
July 22, 2009
From the Catbird Seat: The 72nd Hole
For 71 holes, the sports world watched in awe. On the 72nd hole, the awe turned into something quite different. After the 72nd hole, it changed again. I'm sure Stewart Cink is a very nice man. Yet I can't imagine there were too many people other than his family and friends who...
July 22, 2009 - 10:31am
July 7, 2009
From the Catbird Seat: Bull's-eye
It's a sport that isn't commonly thought of as a high school activity. However, if George Pappas has his way, opinions about the sport of trapshooting might soon change. Pappas, who lives in Island Lake and is a member of the Proctor Gun Club, is working on putting together a team...
July 7, 2009 - 10:52am
June 30, 2009
Ricky and Joe
There are two questions being asked after last week's NBA draft by fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves and I find both equally interesting. First, will 18-year-old Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio ever play for the team? Second, does anyone have any idea what David Kahn was thinking...
June 30, 2009 - 9:42am
June 9, 2009
Catbird Seat: The Grab Bag
With the onset of summer, it's time to take a dip into this week's Catbird Seat Grab Bag. The Brett Favre story is like a bad check. It never seems to go away. The revelation that he has indeed undergone surgery on his ailing throwing arm hit the Twin Cities papers over the weekend...
June 9, 2009 - 11:27am
June 3, 2009
From the Catbird Seat: "Harvin's Heroes"
Percy Harvin seems to already be having an impact on the Minnesota Vikings - but more importantly, he seems to be having an impact on their imagination. Reports from Eden Prairie this week indicated that the first-round draft choice was taking turns in a 'Wildcat' formation, and...
June 3, 2009 - 11:41am
May 26, 2009
Catbird Seat: "Crossroads"
Two teams with quite different reputations made the same job hire last week. The Wild and Timberwolves have new men in overall charge of their operations. The Wild are a franchise that has frankly underachieved in recent seasons. The reasons for that are as varied as opinions of...
May 26, 2009 - 11:51am
May 21, 2009
.207 with power
Last weekend showed some of the frustrations of being a Twins fan. The organization that is, at least in theory, the model for major league baseball showed why the team built for moderate success is achieving its goal. The lost weekend in New York against the Yankees is nothing...
May 21, 2009 - 11:35am
May 12, 2009
From the Catbird Seat: "A four-gone conclusion?"
Weren't we here last year, discussing this same topic? As he is wont to do, the person of one Brett Favre is dominating the sports headlines around the Upper Midwest, with the age-old question (if you'll pardon the expression); will he, won't he, and if he does, where will he play? Opinion...
May 12, 2009 - 2:27pm
April 23, 2009
Showing some 'fore'sight
The golf season is finally here. As someone who likes to play but managed to get out on area courses exactly zero times last summer, the melting of the snow comes as good news. It gives me an opportunity to make a "spring resolution," if you will - to get out and enjoy the outdoors...
April 23, 2009 - 12:42pm
April 16, 2009
Time for a change
On Monday, Jacques Lemaire got the chance to do what every good coach ought to get the chance to do. He left on his own terms. Lemaire, until Monday, was the only coach the Minnesota Wild have ever had. Now, there will obviously be another. In discussing his fate, the 63-year old...
April 16, 2009 - 9:49am
April 9, 2009
There are times when wonderful surprises happen in the world of sports. Witness the charge of University of Minnesota Duluth's men's hockey team in recent weeks, and how that charge captivated the community. It was exciting, it was great drama, and above all, it was successful. After...
April 9, 2009 - 9:00am
April 2, 2009
The best of times, the worst of times
MINNEA-POLIS - To coin a phrase, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Anyone who saw it - and through the years, I would imagine tens of thousands more people than who were actually in the building will say that they did - will never forget it. Evan Oberg made a name...
April 2, 2009 - 11:15am
March 26, 2009
Going to the Dogs
ST. PAUL - Over 25 years in this business, you see some goofy things from time to time. Three short weekends ago, the supposedly knowledgeable Duluth sports fan wouldn't have given a plugged nickel for the chances of University of Minnesota Duluth's icemen. They had just finished...
March 26, 2009 - 9:31am
March 19, 2009
From the Catbird Seat... On the Road
COLORADO SPRINGS, Sunday night - It seems odd for the byline of a local column to be from out of state - in fact, from out of the Central time zone - but on column production day this week, your correspondent is in the Mountain Time Zone. It's Sunday night as I write. Since last...
March 19, 2009 - 12:28pm