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 By Kate Crowley    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Worthy of observation and appreciation

Bugs. Insects. Creepy crawlies. These are just some of the names used to describe the enormous biomass of living creatures we share the earth with. According to the Smithsonian Institution, the...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Coming soon: the Annual Kettle River Garden Tour

For over 20 years, the Carlton County Master Gardeners, in collaboration with area gardeners, have hosted the Kettle River Garden Tour. The tour is a very popular event, with attendance at about 150...

 
 By Lois E Johnson    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Glimpse into History: Junior Four Minute Men, one-room school houses in Carlton County

Editor’s Note: This year, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of three great events in history: World War I, the 1918 influenza epidemic and the Fires of 1918. Take a glimpse of history of the schools...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Learning, living

Many friends are urging me to tell a very important part of my life story that I omitted last week. I agreed, if only to prove that people can change from heading toward the dark side of life to...

 
 By Wick Fisher    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Who was Gary Fisher?

I recently received a request from my home town’s newspaper if I would kindly sit for an interview. “Dear Rita, this is my answer to your quest to interview me for your column 'What Ever Happened...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Some dirt on soil testing

Last month I dropped off soil samples at the U of M Soil Testing and Research Analytical Laboratories, and left with a very enthusiastic “Yes!” to a request for information about soil testing....

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    June 21, 2018

A Gavillon wedding

A line of shuttle buses filled to the brim with wedding revelers took a right turn down Gavillon Road until it reached the ranch that could only be described as “a new compound made in the ancient...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    June 14, 2018

A different ESP

There are no psychics in my story. No one will be here to tell your future. The best known version of ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) remains conspicuously absent. There is a lesser used acronym of...

 

Adding to the noise

When I had just gotten out of high school, some pretty big news broke out in my hometown: A teacher was arrested. Reading the article online was a major shock. I really liked this teacher. He was one...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Asking the perennial question

Garden shopping this year raised the perennial question: do I go for the all- summer blooming annuals? Or invest a little more up front (and on the backside) in perennials that will become part of the...

 

A parent's concern

Dear Editor, I am a concerned parent living in the Moose Lake School District, and I want to inform our community about events that happened in our school district over the past few months. On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m., an...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Pallor in Lawler

Pallor: extreme paleness as in fear of death. Recently a wave of pallor cast its shadow over the tiny Minnesota village known as Lawler. Although Dave Wilen wasn't one of its Founding Fathers, he was...

 

An open question

A few months back, I read an editorial which discussed the syntax of our national anthem. The writer, who has made his living as a singer-songwriter, points out that the song actually is made up of...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Raising your garden up a notch

We planted our first garden in Tamarack many years ago. After weeks of breaking through thick grasses, weeds and rocks, hauling truckloads of new soil and hours spent finally planting, we stood back...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    May 24, 2018

An Enemy of the People

Although Henrik Ibsen was a well-known playwright in the late 19th century, little would he imagine that in the 21st century his high-intensity drama “An Enemy of the People” would remain as...

 
 By Robert Benes    Opinion    May 17, 2018

May is Community Action Month

May is Community Action month as proclaimed by Governor Dayton on April 24. Although many people are familiar with their local Community Action Agency by the programs they operate such as Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Head Start or Homeless...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Rich man blues

“I woke up this morning, both my cars were gone. I stumbled past my swimming pool, threw my drink across the lawn. I got the blues. I got those rich man blues.” I first heard this catchy little...

 
 By Judy Walker    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Waiting, waiting, and more waiting

Finally some green - my eyes have been starving! At long last, it is almost garden planting time. Every season, I fight the urge to get my hands dirty and place those tender seedlings in the ground,...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    May 10, 2018

Country Joe

This week I received an email in which the writer pointed out a mistake I had made in a former column. Once in a while, a band will come up with major hit. The lead singer will get all of the credit w...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    May 3, 2018

Time to face our mortality

I enter my office and flick on the radio. An old song from the past is playing. I’m thinking to myself about how ironic the moment has become. This is writing day for me and all morning I’ve been...

 

Reckoning

This past week, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the first memorial in the United States to be “dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people,...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Summer in the city

In the summer of 1966, the hit that topped the music charts began as a poem John Sebastian penned for a high school literature class. He formed the band called The Lovin’ Spoonful and for three...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    April 19, 2018

An upward trend in MN sports

There certainly has been plenty of weather to write about this year. The same goes for politics. At least for today, I can simply change the subject matter to something more pleasant and write about...

 
 By Wick Fischer    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Another brick in the wall

“The last time I crossed the Mexican-U.S. border illegally, Americans were celebrating the Bicentennial, while my wife and I were celebrating our winter employment at the Hilton Inn as 20-something...

 

Ode to imagination

"Imagination! who can sing thy force? / Or who describe the swiftness of thy course? / Soaring through air to find the bright abode, ... / From star to star the mental optics rove, / Measure the...

 

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