Another colorful character gone

When Marlon “Mar” Knutson died a couple of weeks ago, Keystone lost another one of its beloved “colorful” characters. Keystone, from what I can tell,...

What is going to set your attitude in 2018?

Another year is almost done and many of you, like me, will take a few minutes and look back at 2017 to decide just...

From the sky to the heart

While many were looking to the sky on Monday, I saw that much used word on a beauty shop sign in a small town...

The secret is out on this place we call home

We thought we would go back home to Minnesota someday, if not for a job, at least when we retired, but somehow, South Dakota...

Let’s not be separated by tribalism

I’m probably not alone in my disquiet about the state of our national discourse. We seem to be increasingly dysfunctional from the national level...

We discovered the missing link

The Mackinac Bridge was called, “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” because though the idea for a bridge was first conceived in 1884, technology...

Old age is not for sissies – lessons learned

When I was younger, I remember that grandparents, aunts and uncles in those black and white snapshots looked very old to me. There they...

Super Bowl LIII (that’s 53 for you non-Romans)

It’s almost game day. I can’t wait. Got my grill all fired up with some extra charcoal just in case. Twenty-five cases of PBR,...

Songs about rural America

There are songs that feature the abundance of perks found in small towns. Many songs feature a type of church where everybody goes, there...

Are we falling in hate?

It’s the time of year when family and friends come to visit, and last weekend it was our turn to entertain my husband’s younger...