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Do you have a calling?

Growing up on a Holstein dairy farm in central Wisconsin, I wondered if I would follow in my father’s footsteps. My dad, who also grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy farm, left home when he was 18 to seek his fortune in California. He found a job...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 14, 2019

How could I have not known?

One of the few brilliant statements ever to leave Donald Rumsfeld's lips was his quote about unknown unknowns. The quote was used in an attempt to explain away the failures and shortcomings of the...

 

Be the person that makes a difference in someone's life

I recently had the opportunity to attend the robotics competition at the DECC featuring robots created exclusively by high school students. It was exciting and interesting, but more importantly, it...

 

Judge's View

Recently, my law clerk accepted a new job with a local government agency. I’m very happy for her, but very sad for me. She did great work, and made my life a lot easier for the two years she was with me. I have gone through this sort of transition...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    March 7, 2019

S. S. Badger State

Hop on a cruise ship on the west coast of the United States and take it up to Alaska before heading to Hawaii. Sounds like fun, yes? Then head back to where it all started, to Amtrak, and look for...

 

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us

I haven't been having a very good day. I know that's not a very uplifting opening for an editorial, but it's true. Between the frequent winter storms, wrangling varying aspects of my life, attempting...

 

My friends are in their 70s

I grew up in South Dakota where everything seemed to lag behind the rest of the country. To this day, South Dakotans are proud to claim the distinction of being “stuck in the fifties.” The sixties...

 

Bringing the family together one board game at a time

I consider myself to be a tech enthusiast. I play video games, love movies, build computers, and even worked as tech support for a time. And yet I feel a sense of disquiet when I see young children...

 

Venezuela

I recently acquired some information regarding the very complex situation currently going on in Venezuela. My theory is Trump will invade because of two reasons: #1. It will be a "distraction" which...

 

Will you be my Valentine? I heart you.

When I was initially preparing to write my editorial, I thought I might do something on the history of Valentine's Day considering the date this edition comes out. Upon further research, however, and...

 

Judge's View

The recent Polar Vortex resulted in quite a few calls inquiring whether the courthouse was open for business. We were, and I am very thankful that heated seats were included in my last vehicle purchase. But the decision process for closing a...

 

Waiting for Go

I never could wrap my head around the reason Samuel Beckett named one of his characters Godot. Can’t you picture Mrs. Godot yelling at her husband, “Godot, get this” and “Godot, get that....

 

Going nature's way

It’s the first of February and just flipping the calendar page makes it seem like we’ve leapt forward towards spring time, especially since the temperature soared to 10 degrees ABOVE zero! I hate...

 

Prepare for takeoff

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for takeoff. I fastened my seat belt. Then I prepared for takeoff, my head buried in the current book of the day. Like most passengers I travel with nowadays, I...

 

A fallen warrior's legacy and those left behind

For eight and a half years I worked in a prosecutor's office. Every day I went through police reports, reading what local officers have to deal with on a daily basis. A friend of mine is a K-9...

 

And so it begins...

Big life changes don't come often. At least that's what I used to think based on my own experience. Sure, I had moved a number of times with my family, most of my sisters are now married and have...

 

Our Changing World

If I were a news correspondent keeping the world abreast of the daily situation in a place known as “Wick’s World”, this is what I would have to say: “The planet earth we call the world we...

 

Each chapter alters your life

When I was finishing up my time as co-editor at my college’s student-run newspaper, the opinion editor asked me and my co-editor to put pen to page and write something to the student body one last...

 

A new year

Happy New Year to the family of Americans. Just like my personal family, babies were born and people died. The drunken uncle once again appeared at the Yuletide party. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam got drunk...

 

The lessons we learn when dogs enter our lives

Poncho is an excellent example of adaptation to a cold northern climate. Just two months ago, he was wandering the streets of Dallas. His journey north began with a rescue organization driving him...

 

Cowabunga Christmas and a Ninja New Year

If you don’t know much about cartoon Ninja Turtles, here are the facts. Leonardo leads. Donatello does machines. Raphael is cool, but rude. Michelangelo is a Party Dude. A Party Dude is a real-life...

 

Is mental wellbeing on your Christmas list this year?

Has the holiday season ever come with more feelings of depression than excitement and hope? You are not alone - the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time for many. Maybe this is the first...

 

Rebuilding after the fire, pt. 2

Editor’s Note: The devastating forest fire of Oct. 12, 1918, destroyed Kettle River and Moose Lake. The rebuilding process began the following year, as reported in the pages of the Star-Gazette....

 

State of the city of Cromwell

My second year as mayor has been just as busy and exciting as my first year. One big difference was that I didn’t have as much to learn, although there always is a lot to learn. I feel we have made a lot of progress and I want to share that with...

 

Good intentions

“Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as heaven and hell.” Source: Ben...

 

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