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Forty-four years ago, as winter turned slowly to spring, our part of the world was abuzz with talk about the Minnesota experimental city. Called MXC for short, the proposed city would have been built from scratch on land in Aitkin and Cass counties. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A city that might have been
18 hours 41 min ago
The weather cooperated. We started in the clear, crisp 40s and ended in even more comfortable, sunny mid-60s. It was a great day for outdoor exercise, for the cumulative benefit of most of our small crew. MnDOT Illustration
From the Lefthand Corner: A little bit of time
20 hours 12 min ago
April 29, 2017
Dan-ecdotes: Snow is gone; go check out the lakes area
April 29, 2017 - 5:10am
Anyone who has experienced a real shore lunch on a boulder in the middle of a wild Canadian lake can attest to the fact that a coffee pot percolating over an open fire has a magnetic pull that can't be replicated. The sizzle of deep fried walleye, the smell of slightly burned hash-brown potatoes, bread and butter and a cup of coffee is ingrained in the brains of anyone who has experienced it. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Smell of coffee evokes memories
April 29, 2017 - 3:40am
April 28, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Gun rights and schools
April 28, 2017 - 5:30am
April 23, 2017
Faith column: Finding the peace of Christ at jail
April 23, 2017 - 4:55am
April 22, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
April 22, 2017 - 10:15am
Well-adapted apple varieties vary in fruit size, flavor, sweetness and ripening date such as these Honeycrisp.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
April 22, 2017 - 9:13am
As I see it: What do the American people really want?
April 22, 2017 - 5:10am
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The Last Windrow: A dry line fishing opener
April 22, 2017 - 3:30am
April 19, 2017
World of Wine: Spring flavors bloom with rosé wine varietals
April 19, 2017 - 3:14pm
For best results allow the sirloin to rest for 5 to 10 mintes before carving.David Samson / The Forum
Lost Italian: Guilt-free Mediterranean steak salad
April 19, 2017 - 10:12am
Trees branches and trunks cover a drive near Gull Lake after the August 4, 2016 severe thunderstorm swept through the area. PineandLakes.com file photo.
Vogt's Notes: Trees are at mercy of storms, progress, safety
April 19, 2017 - 5:00am
PR-B Family Center: Share your time to uplift others' lives
April 19, 2017 - 4:00am
April 17, 2017
Patriot Perspective: Community input and the Patriot Foundation
April 17, 2017 - 5:30am