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Birthdays and spinnerbaits
Imagine a future with more birthdays a future without cancer. It never hurts to dream big! The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ...
5/21/13 at 4:07 PM Twenty years beyond the twisters 6/16/12 at 12:00 AM
Busy, busy, busy 6/17/10 at 5:24 PM
Worst Movies Ever?
I watched the infamous "Birdemic" over the weekend. Yes, I did this on purpose. No, I'm not a glutton for punishment. The movie was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen, even though I've s...
2/18/13 at 5:11 PM The Weirdness That Is Gangnam Style 1/8/13 at 3:27 PM
Seven Benefits of Roleplaying Games 12/23/12 at 8:26 PM
Christmas Time is a New Plateau
For as long as I can remember, the Christmas season has always resonated something deep within me. As a boy in northern Minnesota, it was Christmas programs at school and church, the music on the rad...
12/22/12 at 10:31 AM Life at a Funeral 11/16/12 at 11:01 AM
Prisons Should be for Protection and Rehabilitation--Not Revenge 8/1/12 at 11:01 AM
Don't break with the past, learn from it
A short while ago, a relative of mine decided to leave everything behind and move on into the future. By leaving behind her husband of 20 years for a guy she met at a seminar at a university in Wisco...
10/16/12 at 8:34 AM Multi-culture is dead. Is it? 10/22/10 at 12:30 PM
Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
10/6/12 at 9:21 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 9:57 AM
That nasty thing we call cancer
Cancer. It was always something that affected someone else. It wasn't something I thought about. Or even knew much about. That is, until about a year ago. All of a sudden, it was something that af...
6/22/12 at 11:14 AM Welcome Mary Beth Blegen! 3/19/12 at 11:19 PM
You Can Take a Girl to the Midwest...But You Can't Make Her Talk Right
When I moved to the mid-west there were several things I had to get used to. 1) The weather 2) The absence of the ocean 3) The language. There were probably more, but I cant think of them right now....
6/4/12 at 7:00 AM
A cooking playbook
Ive been trying to come up with appropriate names for the cookbook being put together for our sports editor, Aaron Hagen. Here are a few that have popped into my head: Easy Recipes for the Single Gu...
3/3/11 at 9:00 AM Beth & Julia 1/15/10 at 5:00 AM
1960: Reading Crash in Life Magazine
Life magazine sold out in the area because of its spread on the tragic Reading crash in 1960....
9/13/10 at 12:00 AM 1960: Inflate Your Mae Wests 4/21/10 at 1:00 PM
Circle of friends
All you had to do was drive by the Willmar Middle School Friday afternoon or evening to see that something big was happening. It's hard not to catch the excitement as the Kandiyohi County Relay for Li...
7/27/10 at 9:01 AM Death, politics and denial 8/7/09 at 9:40 AM
Waiting too long to call hospice 5/27/09 at 12:23 PM
Fresh cherries brighten bran muffins
I'm going to be spending a few days with my butter-loving, almost-two-year-old granddaughter who most appreciates a bit of butter on a muffin. I usually bake up a batch of Bran Date Muffins for her -...
7/3/10 at 7:01 PM Be cool with a summer sip from the past: Apricot Slush 6/5/10 at 7:01 PM
My magenta mane
On two occasions over the past few days, I had the priviledge of dying my hair a super bright pink - magenta is more like it, I suppose. It wasn't the color of my choice, but it was one that was more ...
6/20/10 at 9:05 AM