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Write On: Story of Memories 

by Isabella Walsh , Story Of Memories I am from seeing the Vikings play with my family  I am from the trees behind my house  I am from the waves at the lake I am from Christmas Eve at my house...

 

A true story about good neighbors

A friend, Randy Larson posted the following personal family story in Facebook on July 23 at 10:06 p.m. He wrote, "I was just thinking back when I was a kid and an odd but humorous memory. My mom and... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 31, 2021

It's the little joys in life that are overlooked

I hate cars. They've broken my heart like I was a castaway lover. They break down on me, go flat on me, strand me, and even blow up on me. I'm bad luck with cars. On Monday morning, Ryan Jaenicke...

 

We did a thing!

The fair has come and gone. It is a fun week, but a person sure gets tired out. I also am always ready for a home cooked meal by the end of fair week. Brandon was too! Check out the Section B of the...

 

LEARNING TO LIVE UPSIDE DOWN, INSIDE OUT

Upside Down, Inside Out. It sounds like a response to a ride at a theme park or Disney World with the need of an "s" at the end of inside. Ever been on a ride like that? Me too; sorta, but that's not... Full story

 

Three poems by: Jenna

By Jenna Pelowski Summer Sun Summer sun shining on your skin. Freckles appear under your hazel eyes. The chilly wind coming from the blue skies.  My sister and I playing with Finn. Fishing on the doc...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 24, 2021

Yea for the unexpected...sometimes

Sometimes the unexpected can be a happy surprise. Like when our now former pastor and his wife, Steve and Mary discovered that they were going to be grandparents. Their daughter-in-law went for a...

 

"WEEBLES WOBBLE, BUT THEY DON'T FALL DOWN!" WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIANS?

Are you all familiar with Weebles? Those little (sorta pear shaped) characters in the form of little kids, animals (including hippos) that are made for smiles, laughter, and the imagination....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 24, 2021

Isn't it a grand time to be an American?

Good Monday morning, Patriots! You're reading this at the end of the week, but it's a great day to be an American. Right off, Collin Morikawa, a Japanese-American, won The Open golf championship, as i...

 

Fair Week in Roseau

You know the summer is coming to an end when it's Fair Week in Roseau. It's the fair, then Crazy Days, and BAM school is starting and the leaves are falling. Fair week is a great place to see all of...

 

TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY

By Beatrix Potter ONE morning a little rabbit sat on a bank. He pricked his ears and listened to the trit-trot, trit-trot of a pony. A gig was coming along the road; it was driven by Mr. McGregor,... Full story

 
 By Ava Holmgren    Opinion    July 17, 2021

Write On: Poems by Ava Holmgren

by Ava Holmgren, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen Where I'm From I am from decks of cards,  from The Chronicles of Narnia and fake plants scattered around. I am from the sound of rain falling... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 17, 2021

Excited for Fair Week

It seems like years have come and gone, but it was only one. Covid closed the fair last year and we really missed it. The fair has been a wonderful place to go with family and friends. I really look f...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 17, 2021

Touch 'em all, Kirby Puckett!

Life was good back then. Minnesotans were winners as the Twins won the 1987 and 1991 World Series. We were on top of the world. Well, we were on top of American baseball. Since then, our men's profess... Full story

 

Brandon loves to prank his mother!

Is it time for college to start yet?! Actually, I'm not ready for Brandon to leave or for the colder temps. But...one day last week, I was driving into the garage after work. I here a strange noise....

 

Becoming A PeaceMaker In A Troubled World

Where does the title of this column find you: what does it mean to you in your relationships with others. Jesus makes a huge statement in one short sentence in Matthew 5: 9 from his "Sermon On the...

 

Write On: Three Poems by Mikylah Mather

By: Mikylah Mather Cascade The sound of a whistle echoes in my ear while the silence and anticipation overcome the crowd The ball comes down and is at my side I search for rescue from my teammates as...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 10, 2021

Just in time for the days need

There is a piece of paper laying on my kitchen counter. I try to write down what I use up before the box or can gets thrown away. Like I have said before, I don't like surprises. I plan ahead...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 10, 2021

Always, the biggest thieves are the rich.

For the paupers of this world, this is what is called a truism. Of course, the rich are the biggest thieves. They have many more opportunities. Trump possibly wasn't lying during his presidency that h...

 

They always say it goes in threes

I made it to three so I should be good for awhile again once I get my three completed. My number one was unfortunately my own blondeness coming out. I was backing my truck out of the garage and a...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 10, 2021

One Definition Of Anger: When Worlds Collide!

Anger. Is that spelt with five r's? Grrrrr, or six: grrrrrr? Maybe even seven depending upon how "ticked off" we are at the time. Each of us has our own personal world formed from the time we're born...

 
 By Kate Helgeson    Opinion    July 3, 2021

Write On: The Hate U Give

Kate Helgeson Mrs. Didrikson English 2236 Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give, HarperCollins, Copyright 2017, 444 pages. The Hate U Give, a #1 New York Times Bestseller book written by Angie Thomas....

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    July 3, 2021

Where are you going and how will you get there?

I start off my mornings with chocolate coffee. One tablespoon Swiss Miss hot chocolate with marshmallows, one teaspoon sugar free creamer, and one teaspoon freeze dried coffee. It is always the same.... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    July 3, 2021

Do Not Read This Column If You Suffer From Cacophobia

Beautiful! Every day, I spend time looking for local topics and characters for the front page. Then, on one particular day, which I call "Column Day," I try to select something that will make...

 

Camping at Florian Park

A bit to my surprise, but two weekends in a row camping and Blu was a good boy! I'm not going to lie, but I wasn't sure if the first weekend was beginner's luck with him or not. I think it's safe to s...

 

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