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If God Were A Dentist, Would He Say To You, "Open Wide"?

The, "If God were a dentist," thought came to me a few days ago and caught my attention. I wondered: "Is God speaking to me about my next article, or is my imagination just out for a stroll?" I don't... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 1, 2021

How much power are you going to let A situation have?

It is interesting how much one statement, or situation between friends can affect days, months, even years of your lives. It doesn't matter if it is true or false, it can become a conflict. I am... Full story

 

"The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse" A Read aloud Story for Children

by Beatrix Potter The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse is a delightful story about a country mouse's accidental visit to town that turns into a friendship (1918). Would you rather live like Johnny... Full story

 

If Getting To Heaven Is Based Upon, Being Good Enough, "How Ya' Doin'?"

"How ya' doin'?" Has this question ever crossed your mind? Now if you hold to the position of the teen I mentioned in another article that, "When you die, they put you six feet under the ground and... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    March 6, 2021

Catching Up With John Leo 'Booker' Delmore III

by Jeff Olsen Booker Delmore, a happy octogenarian who was a gifted athlete, occasional brawler, and maybe even a model altar boy, was holding court this past Saturday from his home in Coon Rapids. He...

 

Mind Wars: The Battle Rages On!

As I was contemplating the possibility of this article in light of our current national situation, the thought came to me that one word defines the coming of Christ into the world: LIE! "What?" you...

 
 By Jeff Olson    Opinion    January 9, 2021

I might get good and drunk when this is all over

It was a perfect phone call last Saturday when President Donald Trump made the call from the White House to put the squeeze on Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. He wanted Raffensperger...

 

When times are intense

I have found over the years that our times, which change in their intensity, have the ability to either flatten me or sail me into the heights. Just when I think I have attached myself to a good...

 

Be Careful Whom You Allow To Interpret God (Or Yourself)

A good friend of mine has a heart burden for someone special within the circle of their life. Their person of concern has had some major life difficulties, but they have chosen not to bring God into...

 

A Bumper Sticker You Should Never Believe

I want to pick up on something I stated in my column, "Who's going on behind the scenes?" I raised up the fact that Christians aren't "immune to what the Devil delights to do." The Devil's first...

 

What Do Turkeys And People Have In Common At Thanksgiving?

What do turkeys and people have in common at Thanksgiving? Gobbling! The turkey before Thanksgiving (little does he know) and people during the Thanksgiving dinner. Burp! Would you believe that I...

 

Cody Jeffrey Son Heppner, 25

Warroad- Cody Jeffrey Son Heppner of Warroad, passed away November 11th, 2020, at the age of 25. Cody was born January 1, 1995 in Rach Gia Chieftown, Vietnam. He was the son of Jeffrey and Constance...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    October 10, 2020

The Sawing Sandland Brothers Have A Way With Wood

Take a walk with the Sandland brothers, Keith and Tim, a couple of sawyers, and you might hear the birds chirping. They see the trees and visualize the boards they can saw on their sawmill out in...

 

Sweat and Swears

by Kyle Buley, College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson As I walk through the doors, I can only think one thing: this is where I belong. The gym is always full of people, memories, and good times. I take a... Full story

 

"Christianity can be a real stinker sometimes!"

Sometimes, maybe many times, life interrupts our anticipated hopes for it. There develops a flaw in the flow, a glitch in our God thoughts, and we're left, at least temporarily, with a wall and a...

 

Thank You So Much Annonymous Lady!!

Friday during mailing Julie and I answer the phone calls while the others are labeling and bagging the newspapers. Julie and I were having a discussion about her being gone to Rochester with Joe in...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    September 12, 2020

With the unflappable editor of the Stars and Stripes

Terry Leonard, the editor of the Stars and Stripes, the American military newspaper, never saw combat in Vietnam. In fact, he never ended up over there during his three-year Army enlistment as a...

 

Write On: Driving to and Arriving at Ella's Campground

by Kara Borneman , College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Most early mornings in the summer, when the warm sun comes up and the birds are sweetly chirping, I am still in the darkness of my room, dead...

 

IN MY IMAGINATION, EVERY HEAD TURNED, EVERY EYE FIXED!

Do you have an active imagination? If so, are you thankful for it? Do you know where imagination comes from? I feel confident before the Lord to say, it comes from Him, at least the roots of it. I...

 

Are You Aligned For Life?

Several sad people stories, recently brought to our attention, have created pain in our hearts (Julie and I) for those experiencing them, and there are no easy answers. Now there are all kinds of...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 22, 2020

He is now divinely inspired by God

Quick, Autumn, bring me a cold beer. No, bring the whole 12 pack. On Monday afternoon, President Trump related his conversation with God about the great job he is doing with the economy. He said: "You...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    August 15, 2020

In Trump We Trust; All others pay cash!

Beautiful! The system is rigged. For the rich! A week ago Friday, I punctured my right palm on a rusty nail while I was tearing down a lean-to with my favorite grandson named Nolan, who was doing the...

 

NORTHERN MINNESOTA: "ROCKS AND COWS" AND MUCH, MUCH MORE"!

Our governor's take on Northern Minnesota, in my opinion, is more political than perspective, but it is not my purpose to either pick on him or endorse all his views. I dress up with a mask, however....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    News    August 1, 2020

Local Banker has the pulse of the community

On Monday at Citizens State Bank, President Robert J. Foley, the son of Banker Bob, didn't require a script or teleprompter to know which particular businesses are on the edge. In 2002 following the...

 

WRITE ON! A Harvest Like No Other 

by Julia Braaten , College English 12, Mrs. Didrikson Sweet, sweet summertime.  When the sun shines from early in the morning to late at night.  The terrible blood sucking insects are back,...

 

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