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January 6, 2018
With all the creature comforts afforded to our modern lifestyle, it is a bit refreshing to be slapped in the face by a windchill that will freeze an egg on the sidewalk in seconds. There was a time in the past when modern day comforts did not exist and everything in the house was either close to freezing or frozen. PinenadLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Arctic memories from years ago
January 6, 2018 - 7:30am
January 5, 2018
"I'm told it's a Danish word," said my friend. "I think it's pronounced either 'hig-guh' or 'hoo-guh,' and it has something to do with simple pleasures. All I know for sure is that I've sold several different books in the past few weeks with "hygge" in the title. It's really getting popular." PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: How to 'hygge'
January 5, 2018 - 8:00am
December 31, 2017
Opinion: 2018 - Look in the mirror
December 31, 2017 - 8:30am
Mayors Notebook: Here's an update on what's happening in Nisswa
December 31, 2017 - 7:30am
December 30, 2017
My father found a wallet at a big retail store while on vacation and was concerned about handing it off to the staff there, instead deciding to contact the owner directly. He was eventually pulled over by local PD, with the wallet in hand, and was told he could be brought up on theft charges. What should he have done? PineandLakes.com Illustration
Ask A Trooper: What should you do with found wallet?
December 30, 2017 - 9:00am
The Last Windrow: Recalling past New Year's Eves
December 30, 2017 - 7:30am
December 29, 2017
Vogt's Notes: We are surrounded by stellar people
December 29, 2017 - 7:30am
December 28, 2017
As I See It: We all need a grip ... on ourselves
December 28, 2017 - 7:30am
December 26, 2017
From the Left Hand Corner: The first year of Trump: Lies, lies and more lies
December 26, 2017 - 8:30am
December 25, 2017
Dr. Susan Mathison, Catalyst Medical Center
Column: How to save your own life
December 25, 2017 - 9:36am
Santa has helpers at Pine River-Backus Family Center
December 25, 2017 - 4:30am
December 24, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Room in the inn
December 24, 2017 - 10:30am
December 23, 2017
The little tree grew very special, somehow.

All her friends and relatives were bound to see,

Her very own "special" Christmas tree!

And none of the other trees could compare,

To the attention that ugly little tree did share.

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The Last Windrow: 'The Ugliest Little Christmas Tree'
December 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Mayor's Notebook: It's all about the kids
December 23, 2017 - 8:30am
I started shopping at least a week before Thanksgiving, but after the easy gifts had been purchased I just kept putting off shopping more and more until I recently hit scrambling mode. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: Don't be like me. Shop early, shop local
December 23, 2017 - 8:00am
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