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The photograph in my computer archives is titled "Snowy Woods in Lakeland." It was found on an excursion through the many photographs I keep in wicker baskets, waiting to be put into albums.

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I believe it was Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s, right-hand strongman, who famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Whether this crisis is real or imagined matters not. This is the perfect time to ram through questionable policies that would gain little traction if cooler heads…

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The final firearms deer harvest totals are in and although they are considered preliminary at this point, one can paint a pretty complete picture of the season with them: The numbers were down up north.

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Through the generosity and foresight of our community, voters in Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia passed a $178.5 million bond issue in May of 2019. One component of that bond issue was an Aquatics Center, which included two pools, a larger pool to be used for competitive swimming events, and a …

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My daughter got an email on Wednesday from the powers that be at the University of Minnesota-Duluth informing her that the college program she is enrolled in there will be temporarily suspended as part of a move to cut the school’s operations and management budget by $5.2 million next year.

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Coworker Nikki Buchholz came to a halt in my office doorway. “Are you crying over a book? You have got to be kidding me,” she said with shock. “Didn’t I just hear you laughing?”

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Many Minnesotans might be surprised to learn that most children who are adopted in Minnesota today are not coming from China, Colombia, Malawi or India. They are children right in our own backyard.

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Let’s get serious about preserving our mining economy! I read an article on the survival of Hibbing Taconite in the November 10, 2019 Mesabi Daily News. It was really an outdated response to the issue of property for the Hibbing Taconite operating to continue.

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Officials from the local group, Mesabi Outdoor Adventures, have announced a fundraising campaign to expand the opportunities the club is providing to area enthusiasts, and if they meet their financial goal – raising $3,000 by Dec. 15 - they could double the intake thanks to an anonymous donor.

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Having a family is fun, mainly because many of our conversations, especially when taken out of context, are hilarious. Here are a few. Have yourself a chuckle.

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In Virginia, they tore down the government building to build another one across the street. They paid a lot of money for it with grants and taxpayers’ help. I think they should of done something with it like a learning center for kids. They need it. Something fun and safe for everyone. I don…

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For the better part of three decades our deer crew has successfully hunted nearly every square inch of a non-descript piece of woods in the middle of Sturgeon township with passion, dedication and a lot of success.

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Thursday night, my 10-year-old son, Mick, asked me when I thought WWIII would start.

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“Big Life Journal Teen Edition” is an illustrated journal for teens. The book is published by Eidens, Inc., has a retail price of $24.95 for hardcover or $19.95 for PDF and ISBN of 978-0-692-16550-8. The “Big Life Journal Teen Edition” can be purchased online at www.biglifejournal.com.

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Kenny, my neighbor, my only link to get out of the woods west of Pfeiffer. I thought of that time I had been partridge hunting just before sundown on Thursday, Oct. 10 and not paying enough attention to the road I was on. Watching both sides of the road I looked up and I noticed was about 3 …

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If timing is everything, then the opening date of the 2019 firearms deer season should work out well for hunters – both casual and hardcore - as it lands right around what is traditionally the peak of the annual whitetail rut in Minnesota.

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Here’s the headline the Washington Post should have come up with for the obituary of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Noted scumbag, rapist, torture expert, all-around piece of [expletive] and now former ISIS leader is dead: Good riddance.

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“Big Life Journal for Kids 2nd Edition” is an illustrated journal for children to complete with an older child or adult, called a journal buddy. The book is published by Eidens, Inc., has a retail price of $24.95 for hardcover or $19.95 for PDF and ISBN of 978-0-578-51712-4. The “Big Life Jo…

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Today, Shannon turns 13! We officially have a teenager in our house.

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If you’ve ever actually walked around in a swampy area you know that while the water is murky and smelly and miserable in its stagnant state, it gets even worse when it gets stirred up.

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“Getting ready for Halloween!” The spooks and goblins will soon be out so time to plan what to feed the family or friends. Before the Trick or Treating serve a special Halloween dinner. Halloween food is fun to prepare and sure to get the diners in a festive atmosphere.

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Minnesota doesn’t close up shop as the leaves change colors – there is so much to be done as temperatures cool and the days grow shorter. Many Minnesotans across the state have been counting down the days to when they could break the blaze orange gear out of the closet, map out the good hunt…

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On October 10 I attended my second St. Louis County sponsored meeting on new proposed regulations for people who rent property for vacations as a form of income.

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