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WRITE ON! Section 29

by Gunnar Lund, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson   One day my cousin Boe and I were walking in the woods when we stumbled upon an old abandoned shack. When we walked up to it we knew that it had been aband...

 

JESUS' JOURNEY TO JR. HIGH, PART II

If you're a parent reading this, or maybe even a grandparent, can you remember your child's first word (or words)? Perhaps you wrote them down in their "baby book." Maybe it was "da-da," or "ma-ma."...

 
 By Jeff Olson    Opinion    January 18, 2020 

A little history quiz for the brightest

We are an immigrant nation. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) didn't much care for the hordes of invading Irish, Italians, Slavs, Greeks, and Germans...

 

Christmas with the In-Laws and V.A. Appointment

January is time for Christmas in Grand Forks with Kyle's family. I have decided that this needs to be the last year of a January Christmas. Once Christmas is over and the two biggest issues of the...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – Jan. 17, 2015 Kellie Parnow, a senior at Badger High School, placed third in the Minnesota VFW’s 9th District for her entry in the VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition....

 

Write On! Ramen Noodles With the Microwave

by Sofia Lisell, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson This is a story about me and my friends at my house making Ramen noodles before volleyball practice. We just got back from Sophia Olson's house because that...

 

Sharing the Road with Large Vehicles: by SGT. Jesse Grabow

Question: It seems like I am seeing so much more truck traffic. Can you talk about what people should be doing when sharing the roads with these larger vehicles? Answer: This is a great topic and I will share what we recently posted on the Department...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 10, 2020

In which this scamp toasts some good friends

It's early Wednesday morning and I'm wrapping things up. Ordinarily, I've written this headache by Monday night and then I can breathe a sigh of relief. Or, just swear at myself. I hate this column....

 

Update on Dad and Cecile's Christmas Present to Me!

Sixteen weeks of chemo didn't honestly sound like a long time. I mean it's basically just four months of your life which isn't much. But, you add chemo to those not very long sixteen weeks of your lif...

 

JESUS' JOURNEY TO JR. HIGH, PART 1

Christmas is over! Have you noticed? So much preparation, from shopping to cooking. It can be hard to wait for Christmas, but for some, even harder to lose the weight after Christmas! Then there's...

 

Write On! Third Grade ER Visit and Rollover Razor

by Jayce Schneider, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson Third Grade ER Visit I was in third grade (just before the Christmas of 2014) when I started developing a peculiar, red, rash on my legs, on top of that,...

 

DOWN THE ROAD

Submitted by Arlette Solom Welcome to 2020 and with it many blessings. May our time be used to better each day. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt Donut Day at the center will be Monday, January 6th and...

 

Looking Back

5 years ago – Jan. 3, 2015 December 18 winners of $250 in Roseau Dough in the Holiday Fantasy Contest were Kristi O’Donnell, Mary Hayes and Maryanne Heine. The Roseau Ram boys pucksters were defea...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    January 4, 2020

'A fool and his money are soon elected' - Will Rogers

Beautiful! It's Sunday, it's snowing, and I'm not in church. I attend church in the pines. There is no building, no preacher, and no collection plate. I just step outside and talk to God - mano a...

 

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

It's here...the NEW YEAR! We all wait for the New Year to make New Year's Resolutions to better ourselves. Or at least I have done it and thought about it again this year. Why do we wait for a new...

 

It's Worth Getting a Stiff Neck Over!

Have you ever had someone say to you when life wasn't going particularly well: "Keep looking up"? That's kinda what David is saying in the first part of Psalm 19. The New Living Translation puts...

 

Mindset Coaching

As soon as you realize there is no wagon and you ARE the wagon, then you begin to live life. Today's mindset coaching article will rewire your brain from the traditional bandwagon programs. Just remember there is no wagon to get on or off of. It's...

 

Write On! TWO VERY SHORT "E.R." STORIES:

by Makaila Marquette, English 7, Mrs. Didrikson My Journey to the E.R Have you ever wondered if loving your dog so much could get you sent to the E.R.? My campfire story is about when I had to take a... Full story

 

Remember, Sylvia is in your rearview mirror!

Quick, take a letter, Sofia. She's my newest secretary, an attractive lass who speaks very good Spanish - and better English than most of us hillbillies up here. She never says, "I seen you...

 

2019 Christmas is in the Books!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas with your family and friends. Ours was eventful as usual, but this holiday can go down in the books as a first for no E.R. trips or fires! I would also would...

 

Pastor Dave Peterson "Beyond Brokenness"

Good Morning. As I am typing this, it is Christmas morning, so let me say Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday’s and even Merry Xmas to you. Yes I said Xmas. If you are feeling triggered by that might I suggest you go look up the letter X in Greek and... Full story

 

OUR FATHER(S) WHO ART IN WASHINGTON. NO!

Winston Churchill has been attributed with the statement: “Of all forms of government democracy is the best of all the worst options!” In other words there are no perfect human governments on earth. The Hebrews found this out when they decided...

 

NATIVITY SET LESSON

Submitted by: Rachel Lee Otto Last year I purchased a cute Nativity set for my children. It is made of plastic as part of the Fisher-Price “Little People” line. There is a small stable for Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. The three wisemen are there... Full story

 

Here's my list of the naughty and nice

For all the champs and chumps in this world, I could play the curmudgeon and include a whole column on who's aboard Bro's Coal Train, which is loaded with Lumps for Chumps. Oh, good Lord, where do I... Full story

 

Merry Christmas!

It is our Christmas issue this week and it’s 22 pages!, I’m used to 12 to 14 pages and this was a bit of a crunch to get done in a timely manner. Thanks to the great staff, we did it. Also,... Full story

 

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