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Rare car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in west-central Minnesota
Park Service details Isle Royale wolf transplant
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Crow Wing County offers early voting for November general election
Cass County Board: Commissioners eliminate Leech Lake representative from children's initiative board
High School Football: Failed PATs doom Patriots
Beargrease sled dog rerouted, shortened for 2019
Vikings' Thielen announces launch of foundation with $100K donation
DNR expect good waterfowl opener
Area Volleyball: Patriots blank Cardinals
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Judith K. Lapke
A Matter of Balance classes offered in area
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
Grace UMC to host tailgate party Friday
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Slow down to give and receive kindness
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
Letter to the Editor: Andrews a wise choice in Crosslake
Letter to the editor: Here's the big deal about marijuana use
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
June 9, 2018
The Last Windrow: For anglers' sake, we need to get along with Canada
I hope Canada doesn't decide to put a tariff on walleyes. I'm kind of worried about that. This part of northern Minnesota attracts thousands of anglers each year searching for walleyes, northern pike, bass and panfish. The highways are full of $100,000 boats pulled by shiny-wheeled...
June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
June 2, 2018
The Last Windrow: Don't mess with a farmer's pump shed
Every small 1950s farm had one. Some called them the "machine shed;" some called them "the pump shed;" some called them the "shop." They were...
June 2, 2018 - 7:30am
June 1, 2018
Digital COC sign installed south of Pine River
The Pine River Chamber of Commerce brought the welcome sign south of town into the digital age with an LED sign Tuesday, May 22. The chamber...
June 1, 2018 - 5:00am
May 26, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy his running days are over
An organization in our community had a "fun run" last weekend. Even though the north wind was blowing about 30 miles-an-hour and temps hovered...
May 26, 2018 - 9:30am
May 19, 2018
The Last WIndrow: It was just one big lie
I've been addicted to the outdoor life since I was old enough to understand the stories told to me by my grandfather. He loved hunting and fishing, and I was in awe of his descriptions of downing a flying goose or landing a flopping carp on the muddy banks of the Floyd River. I believe...
May 19, 2018 - 7:30am
May 13, 2018
The Last Windrow: Happy Mother's Day to all moms
This week's column is dedicated to my Mom, Millie. Mother's Day happens this weekend, and even though moms have to share it with the Minnesota...
May 13, 2018 - 9:00am
May 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Fishing memories last a lifetime
It wasn't much of a fish. A 6-inch, silver-sided, horn-headed creek chub that weighed about 4 ounces. My first fish. It came flipping out of...
May 5, 2018 - 9:00am
April 28, 2018
The Last Windrow: Changes in retail landscape continue
It all started when Mike Robinson realized that radial tires were coming on the market. I was in Mike's small, country gas station when he learned from a neighbor farmer that there was a new kind of tire coming on the market called a radial. Instead of getting just two years of wear...
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am
April 21, 2018
The Last Windrow: Try turkey hunting to beat the winter blues
During this "spring of our discontent," I was thinking of anything possible to get me out of the dumps. Then the wild turkeys appeared below...
April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
April 14, 2018
The Last Windrow: Ice-covered lakes don't cool fishing fever
I hear the groaning out there. "When will it ever be over?" people ask. Winter does not want to leave, but I have good news. Winter will go;...
April 14, 2018 - 8:30am
April 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Here's a forecast you are eagerly awaiting
Before you accuse me of missing the date on making my 2018 Minnesota Twins season record, let me explain why I waited until the week after the...
April 7, 2018 - 8:30am
March 31, 2018
The Last Windrow: Much has changed since 1978
Two giant shadows crossed in front of me as I hiked down a half frozen trail last week. At first I thought the shadows might have been caused...
March 31, 2018 - 7:30am
March 24, 2018
The Last Windrow: Chambers: Some things change; others stay the same
I would never have believed if you had told me as I was piloting that WD Allis Chalmers tractor down green rows of young Iowa corn plants that I would at this point in my life be acting as a executive director of a small-town chamber of commerce. No way, I would have said. That thought...
March 24, 2018 - 8:30am
March 17, 2018
The Last Windrow: Remembering the 'Rat Man'
"Watch! It dips, it dives, it sits on its head! Look at it float motionless and then dart for the surface. Watch it make a somersault! Step right...
March 17, 2018 - 8:30am
March 5, 2018
The Last Windrow: Planting shiitake mushrooms
Does a live oak log weigh more at my age of 71 than it did at my age of 30? Yes, it does. My dear wife attended a sustainable living vendor show a couple of weeks ago and brought home a package of shiitake mushroom cores. I had no idea these things existed, but they were lying in...
March 5, 2018 - 7:30am