Healthy Thinking Minnesota
I grew up not knowing the real origin of Christmas. Our family still celebrated Christmas (and Hanukkah) with presents and decorations, food and fun. But I wasnt familiar with the story of Jesus birth, which as the saying goes is the reason for the season.
Fast forward to early adulthood, where Id begun to read the Bible and practice spiritual healing through Christian Science. I ...
December 17, 2014 - 10:53am
The Bridgehunter's Chronicles
This is a joint article with sister column The Flensburg Files and is part of the Files' series on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification. For more information on this series, please click here for details.
Berlin: The capital of Germany and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. With 3.5 million inhabitants, the city is...
December 11, 2014 - 12:00am
She didn't want to be weighed in front of her entire gym class, so 13-year-old Ireland Hobart Hoch said no. But instead of respect for her decision, what she got was a visit to the principal's office.
Her response to all the tsk-tsking, as reported in the Des Moines (Iowa) Register: "I really wasn't comfortable with anybody but my mom and doctor knowing my weight. For another person to know - ...
December 10, 2014 - 9:50am
The Flensburg Files
With two weeks left before Christmas, many of us are scrambling to find the right gift for the right person, let alone find the right time and the right place to celebrate the holidays, let alone find the right time to do the right things at the right place. Most of us are trying to make things right for the holiday season so that the mood is right for everyone. But if you are in a rut regardi...
December 10, 2014 - 8:21am
UnVarnished Essays-Road Notes
I was cast in a brass foundry in the Georgian Era sometime between 1804 and 1814.
I was sold on Portobello Road in London when a row house was being built , I was a final tribute to some semblance of individuality. The dwelling was set apart from the 1 million other people that called London their home. I was a simply cast door knocker.
For nearly 2 hundred years I enjoyed heralding v...
December 10, 2014 - 1:43am
The View From my Window
Part of me doesnt want to listen to Handels Messiah again for at least a year.
Another part of me wants to be back on stage again and again, singing it better each time, and reveling in the fun of the moment, the gorgeous soloists, the lovely accompanying symphony.
Part of me will not miss waking up singing a different chorus every day, wondering which one it will be today that follows me ...
November 26, 2014 - 10:14am
Oh Look! A Shiny Thing
I finally got to go to a UND hockey game Friday, and I took this (grainy, awful) picture of one of the Ralph Engelstad Arena escalators with my cellphone. It was a pretty shiny escalator!
Watching the hockey game was great fun too, and I almost lost my voice by the end of it.
Our tickets were in one of the "worst" places in the arena, but the view was awesome--we could see everything that...
November 17, 2014 - 4:17pm
Forum Communications Company
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Emmy Award winning Terry Dullum is set to retire after working at WDAZ Television for the past 39 years. He is best known for his work covering the Flood of 1997, for launching the 5pm newscast and for his fun and offbeat series, The Dullum File.
Terry Dullum will be greatly missed. Hes had a huge impact on our station and our community. We wish him only the very best. At ...
September 30, 2014 - 9:03am
The Attorney is In
I admit it: the Grinch was acquitted of stealing Christmas presents and it happened on my watch.
He didnt even have a defense attorney.
It was not my fault, my witnesses got confused. After all, they were only third graders, and they had not actually witnessed the theft.
You see, every year the County Attorneys Office partners with the Worthington Police Department to give local third grade ...
December 18, 2013 - 11:53pm
Twins Rubes: A Local Angle on the Minnesota Twins
Last night in Kansas City, Twins fans came 2 outs away from seeing something we haven't seen once this year from the starting rotation: a complete game shutout. In fact we haven't even witnessed a complete game yet, much less a shutout from a starter. Canadian Andrew Albers made his major league debut firing fastballs in at a high of 88.6 MPH, and dropping in curve balls as slow as 67.7 MPH. Ja...
August 07, 2013 - 12:10pm