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Wilkinson remembers the constant noise of Vietnam
Carlton County Court Report: October 9, 2017
Share your family 1918 Fire memories
Local veterans share concerns with Sen. Klobuchar
Carlton County Court Report: October 6-8, 2017
SEMISTATE UPDATE: Rebels run out of steam against Arrows
Storm surge overwhelms Cardinals
CEC's Suominen, relay team swim to state meet
Lumberjacks stage comeback win over Becker
Red-hot Rebels roll on to the Bank
Bombers & Rebels
Bulldogs & Wrens
Cardinals & Ogichidaa
Esther Mildred Kusch
Frances Dorraine Backa
Kenneth Clyde Beise
The Rural-Urban Connection: Why industrial arts matter
To the editor: Police chief appointment is positive move
Wright-Cromwell News: Nov 9 2017
Slices of Life: Lost in time
To the editor: Last chance for Carlton School District taxpayers
fond du lac follies
From the Catbird Seat
In Our Own Backyard
Notes From the Small Pond
Slices of Life
Refusing to waste time
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
arts and entertainment
Doug & Ginny Olson
Birth Announcement: Charlee Rosemary Eastvold,
Birth Announcement: Ellin James St. John
Birth Announcement: Kenna Marie Reimer
Annual River Run races promote fitness and fun ... and the scenery is pretty good too
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
It’s time to fall in love with autumn again
Runners go with the flow at annual River Run
Become an Extension Master Gardener in Carlton County
slices of life
July 23, 2017
Slices of Life: Growing like a weed
We will never pull him up by the roots or attempt to eradicate his existence. He is growing like a weed and we wouldn't have it any other way.
July 23, 2017 - 11:07am
July 16, 2017
Slices of Life: Club or pole?
I'm talking about fishing poles and golf clubs. While not impossible, it is a rarity to find a golfer who enjoys the rigors of fishing and vice versa. If you happen to do both, good for you. But by and large fisherpersons fish and golfers golf. That is the way the world was created....
July 16, 2017 - 8:59am
July 9, 2017
The introverted Scandinavian
People in northern climates historically spent long, cold and harsh winters holed up in their homes with no one to talk to but themselves. It was a life of solitude where self-sufficiency was a benefit. They had no choice but to get used to large amounts of silence.
July 9, 2017 - 7:48am
July 2, 2017
July Fourth is No. 1
We may not be perfect; we may disagree about politics and other issues, but I feel lucky to live in a place where we are free to disagree. I salute our flag, sing America the Beautiful loud and proud (albeit off-key) and at the end of the day go to bed thankful that I know the reality...
July 2, 2017 - 8:27am
June 25, 2017
The joy of worrying
When they grow up and gain independence the angst is still there, but it doesn't hinge on your actions; it hinges on theirs and that loss of control can be even more terrifying than parenthood itself.
June 25, 2017 - 9:40am
June 18, 2017
Three boys on the beach
June 18, 2017 - 11:15am
June 11, 2017
Hitting the sauce
Sauces are an essential element of nearly every cuisine worldwide — from chimichurri in Argentina to sriracha in Thailand and everywhere in between. The world would be lost without sauce.
June 11, 2017 - 8:53am
June 4, 2017
I pull the dandelions out of the garden, without consciousness or appreciation of their sunny yellow dispositions. They are weeds, after all. Gardeners think nothing of pulling weeds in order to make room for the non-weedy, desirable plants. But who decides which is which? It's...
June 4, 2017 - 8:30am
June 2, 2017
Slices of Life: Bad days and good days
A friend mentioned it was her wedding anniversary. She was in a celebratory mood, and rightly so. I asked her the date, because I wasn't sure, and when she told me I realized it was an anniversary for me as well. Except mine was a sorrowful milestone. I felt a cloud descend and a...
June 2, 2017 - 2:11pm
May 21, 2017
Slices of Life: Gardening with my gloves off
With spring comes gardening and gardening comes with a cost — to my poor bare hands. Simply put, gardening involves dirt and dirt is, well, dirty. It gets under your fingernails and sneaks into crooks and crevices you didn't even know existed. I scrub with a toothbrush (not...
May 21, 2017 - 8:40am
May 14, 2017
Slices of Life: The definition of mother
Mothers are embarrassing, especially to a 13-year-old, especially in public. They can be exasperating, especially when they won't let you stay out late or demand that you take one more bite of your broccoli. They are entirely overbearing and exceedingly oppressive and essentially...
May 14, 2017 - 9:48am
Right of way
I have trust issues with other cars, or more specifically the drivers of those cars. You can't count on them to see you or follow the rules of the road. Many are looking at phones. Everyone knows you shouldn't text and drive but I see it all the time. Hence my caution and predisposition...
May 14, 2017 - 8:08am
May 7, 2017
Slices of Life: Emojimania
The first cell phones with readily available emoji capabilities were released in the U.S. in 2011. According to Emojipedia (which actually exists) there are currently 1,851 emoji characters, with another 69 set to be released in June of this year.
May 7, 2017 - 10:40am
April 23, 2017
Slices of Life: Where is your toaster?
Just because you can't see someone's toast crumbs doesn't mean they aren't there. I said this column was about toasters. I guess I lied. It's about life and crumbs and what we do with them — because we all have crumbs and splotches on our stainless and scorched spots where we'd...
April 23, 2017 - 10:12am
April 16, 2017
Slices of Life: The purge
Emptying the rooms was liberating (and backbreaking). The space felt pure without all the stuff. During the duration of our project, I came to value the empty purity. I didn’t want to refill our new rooms with old clutter and vowed any item returning post-project had to earn its...
April 16, 2017 - 8:57am