Weather Forecast



March 18, 2018
As we all know, gardening takes many forms, ranging from a single tomato plant growing in a rusting coffee can to experiments growing plants in straw bales or floating in water or climbing up the outside walls of skyscrapers. Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
March 18, 2018 - 8:30am
March 4, 2018
Billy Graham had struggles too
March 4, 2018 - 3:30am
February 23, 2018
It also doesn't help that my wife, who is about six months pregnant, is always craving ice cream. I want ice cream.
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
February 23, 2018 - 8:30am
January 22, 2018
MnDNR file photo
Inside the Outdoors: Minnesota's grouse guru, Gordon Gullion, back in the spotlight
January 22, 2018 - 7:00am
November 11, 2017
At dawn we pushed on toward Idaho and the glory of Coeur d'Alene Lake, still astonished at the sights revealed at every curve and mountain pass. We'd been through all these places before, but never been struck so strongly by their natural beauty. Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A lovely land
November 11, 2017 - 3:30am
September 24, 2017
t09.16.2017 -- Sam Cook -- 092417.C.DNT.SamC1 -- Sam Cook /
Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
September 24, 2017 - 6:26pm
July 23, 2017
The Timberwolves have gone from a young team with no bench waiting to mature and hit their stride to a balanced team of veterans, hopeful stars, a little depth and one top-20 athlete in his prime. I don't know if they have ever had that combination in their nearly 30 years - maybe in the Kevin Garnett/Stephon Marbury era, but I would argue neither were in their prime yet at that point. Image / Screen grab from
Danecdotes: Wait, are the Timberwolves actually good?
July 23, 2017 - 8:00am
July 22, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: How secure is Social Security?
July 22, 2017 - 6:30am
The Cracker Barrel: Lost in translation
July 22, 2017 - 5:30am
May 28, 2017
I have had the distinct honor of serving as the Pequot Lakes High School principal for the past seven years. As this school year comes to an end, it will also mark the end of my time as a Patriot; at least for now. - Chip Rankin
Patriot Perspective: Proud to have been a Patriot!
May 28, 2017 - 10:00am
I also had zero plans to live in the lakes area, or to take a major interest in hockey or to own two cats who are allotted more space on the bed than I am. Illustration
Dan-ecdotes: Life comes at you fast, unexpectedly
May 28, 2017 - 9:00am
April 11, 2017
Cheesehead Chatter: Social media has a purpose
April 11, 2017 - 5:00am
February 3, 2017
Alexandra Floersch, Life at 20-something columnist
Tick tock: When did I fall off life's perfect timeline?
February 3, 2017 - 10:09am
December 16, 2016
Last Windrow: Fruitcake for Christmas
December 16, 2016 - 10:56pm
November 23, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Reviewing rules of road is always a smart move
November 23, 2016 - 3:04pm