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 By Gabe Johnson    Opinion    May 8, 2021 

Write On: Petals of a Rose

by Gabe Johnson, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen When I'm in my room I remember who I am And finally, I'm whole. I lay in my bed Contemplating my actions And all their effects. I look at my...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 8, 2021 

Smart things that I have learned that I wish I had done

Shared by: Carrie at work • My mom had a medium size deep drawer, a drawer for each child. In it was kept personal items. Crayons, coloring books..personal treasures...scraps of this and that...I ha...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 8, 2021 

It would be a Better America if we had more empathy

I don't know if face masks will save me from whatever virus is lurking out there. I don't know if taking a baby aspirin will prevent me from having a stroke or heart attack. I don't know if taking...

 
 By Jodi Wojciechowski    Opinion    May 8, 2021 

Carol's and Holter's Greenhouses are a must!

My partner in crime aka Sarah and I made it to the greenhouses this past weekend. They were amazeballs! We made a day of it and had a lot of fun. We spent a couple dollars too! Carol's Cedar Cellar... Full story

 
 By Pastor Joe Elick    Opinion    May 8, 2021 

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

 

"Best Friend"

by Lacey Wyer, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen You have been there for my whole life. It never mattered that you didn't have thumbs. It never mattered that you were covered in fur.  It never...

 
 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

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Swearing is the most universal of languages

I seldom swear in anger. Mostly, my swear words are used as adjectives, like in "I've got a flipping backache," - only the word isn't flipping. In my first year as the head Roseau wrestling coach in...

 

Mom's trial back stimulator

Now that I'm done writing about South Padre Island, it's time to go on another adventure! I wish...hopefully this fall! My mom is going to love me for the topic of this column...her! Many of you have... Full story

 

"I Don't Go To Church; The Church Is Full Of Hypocrites!"

Some things never seem to go away. Over the years I continue to hear various versions of, “The reason I don’t go to church is that the church is full of hypocrites!” Now before I explore the implications of these statements, I think I would do...

 

"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

 

Write On: Life

by Keirstin Lisell, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen Life is not easy  It becomes difficult with each breath Much more Life is not always as it seems It is not roses and daisies rather the...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 24, 2021

A stress factor, achieved when getting lost was where I wasn't

Running in circles never getting anywhere, sounds like a bad dream. I had a dream last night that I was somewhere taking a walk. The walk took me to unfamiliar territory. I started out alone on my... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 24, 2021

You will all be in my best seller!

If you've ever been in a strip joint, you'll be in Chapter 1. "No, honey, I promise. I've never had eyes for anyone but you. You can't trust that little agitator Bro." Chapter 1 will cover every...

 

South Padre comes to an end

Our trip came to an end. I miss listening to the ocean all night long and having a beer while suntanning at the ocean. Of course I miss all the other adventures South Padre Island had to offer too,...

 

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 Jadyn Novak    Opinion    April 17, 2021

Write On: Born With A Soulmate

by: Jadyn Novak - Creative Writing Class - Teacher, Katie Laugen My tiny, bare body wriggles around As I gasp for air, I stop from a sound The familiarity rings within me I intertwine my fingers with... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 17, 2021

Front Porch Medicine

When I was little, I often pretended to be a nurse. We had a front porch the full width of our house. My dolls were my patients. Some of my dolls had cloth bodies which became very badly stained....

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 17, 2021

Maybe something can change our world

Another Black life gets snuffed out, and many of us probably don't even give a damn. But I do. This time the young man was only 20. He was shot to death in Brooklyn Center near Minneapolis, and he...

 

South Padre Island Travels Continue...

While at South Padre Island, Carla and I had to try out the souvenir coconut drinks, which were quite amazing! I should say, they were amazing once you stirred them. I maybe had a straight shot of rum...

 

In Relationship To Your Thoughts, What Do You Think?

It has been said that, "We are not what we think we are, but what we think we are!" What do you think? This earthly observation echos the King James translation of Proverbs 23: 7: "for as he, (a man)...

 

Darell S. Alipoyo, 27

Warroad- Darell passed away at the age of 27. Darell Sandoval Alipoyo was born on June 3, 1993 to Anecito and Asuncion (Sandoval) in Cebu, Philippines. Darell came to the United States with his family...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 17, 2021

"The Three Little Pigs" - A read aloud story for children

The story of The Three Little Pigs featured here has been adapted from different sources and from childhood memory. The primary sources are English Fairy Tales, retold by Flora Annie Steel (1922) with illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke from the 1904 v... Full story

 

Write On! Birds From The Ashes

by Kylie Kendrick, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen Birds that came from trees. Feathers no longer soft, or fluffy. Bones from the edgy, uneven sticks and twigs. Birds of a new era, from trees...

 

Write On: One: A piece about time

by: Maci Marvin-Nichols, Creative Writing Class - Katie Laugen “One more time, ”You said as you rested your hand on my cheek. I thought back at that moment. One...That’s all it takes. One word, one second, one moment, that’s all you need to...

 

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