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July 13, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
July 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 10, 2018
Our little man is perfectly healthy, cute as a button and he sleeps far better than we were expecting. Getting him to smile is officially my new favorite hobby. However, having a month-old baby really cuts into any free time that takes place outside of my yard.
Danecdotes: Enjoy the lakes area, if you can
July 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Danecdotes: To those who wait
June 10, 2018 - 9:30am
April 27, 2018
Pequot graduate Vanessa Lane spent the indoor track season competing in the pentathlon. Now that the outdoor season has begun, she has transitioned to the heptathlon. Dave Eggen/Inertia
Danecdotes: Lane looks to end college career on high note
April 27, 2018 - 7:00am
April 19, 2018
Really, it is much simpler this way. Instead of two or more months of playing hot-or-cold every time we step outside, we can just embrace that fact that winter is here until summer time - none of the hassle of going coatless today because it's almost an acceptable temperature, before bundling up tomorrow to avoid hypothermia. Just wear your parka until it's time for flip-flops. It is as simple as that.
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
April 19, 2018 - 9:00am
April 7, 2018
"Officials, especially new guys, can face some adversity out there," said Mid MN Officials Association co-founder Kevin Ruen, who has officiated football and basketball for 20 years. "The fans are getting more bold. That is the disappointing part. In the last few months, I know of at least three instances where fans have been kicked out ... Most people don't care for their antics, and are glad to see them get kicked out."
Danecdotes: Referee numbers stagnant as fans become 'more bold'
April 7, 2018 - 3:00am
March 23, 2018
They all had the same (incorrect) team picked to win the title and they all had the same dejected, sulking tone in their voice when the topic of basketball came up. It then occurred to me that "March Madness" doesn't refer to the supposed mania or hysteria caused by this meant-to-be-enjoyable event. It refers to the anger every bracketeer feels at some point, usually every year, when their team goes home empty-handed. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: A method to the 'madness?'
March 23, 2018 - 9:30am
March 1, 2018
We Minnesota sports fans are used to disappointment, from great teams like this past year's Vikings getting blown out when it matters most to poor teams like the 103-loss Twins of 2016 failing to live up to our already bottom-basement expectations.
Danecdotes: Timberwolves can't catch a break
March 1, 2018 - 7:00am
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 28, 2018
I took one photography class in college (I got a B-plus in that too, if you were wondering) and took a few photos that ended up being published early in my career, but I would look at the photos taken by fully trained and experienced newspaper photographers and hope my photos would not be on the same page. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: The unexpected responsibilities of journalism
January 28, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Patriot assistant track coach Bud Bjornaraa, right, accepts his hall of fame plaque from Mike Peterson of the Minnesota State High School League. Submitted Photo
Danecdotes: Bjornaraa earns HoF induction, commendation
January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
January 13, 2018
So far, three of the four major pro teams in Minnesota have greatly exceeded my expectations. The fourth team, the Wild, weren't that bad to begin with, so 2017 was quite fun for the common Minnesota sports fan, and once again - perhaps, foolishly - I'm back to being hopeful for nearly every Minnesota team. Photos courtesy: Katlyn Gambill, Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images, Minnesota Vikings, Jason Miller/Getty Images
Danecdotes: Guess what? I'm optimistic again!
January 13, 2018 - 7:30am
December 29, 2017
xReid Pierzinski competes in the 110 hurdles at the state meet Saturday, June 10. Dan Determan/Echo Journal
Danecdotes: 2017 a success for Tigers, Patriots
December 29, 2017 - 9:00am
December 23, 2017
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
December 22, 2017
Prior to this season, Lightning goalie Maddie Wahoske had very little experience on ice skates, let alone in the crease. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Danecdotes: Lightning goalie learning as she goes
December 22, 2017 - 9:00am