Delving into the past can reveal treasure

About a year or so ago, at a thrift store, I purchased a plain clear drinking glass with a simple pheasant etched on the...

On love and accountability

Have you ever wondered why some coaches can yell and scream and be loved for it while others are hated? Or have you noticed...

So, did you hear about Michael O’Leary?

Ok, so growing up in Minnesota, I have heard plenty of jokes poking fun at the Finns, even hearing a few from my own...

The reason for the season

  The holidays are a time filled with shopping, family traditions and special events for everyone to enjoy. This holiday season is also the season...

The aggravation of computers

  Things were so much less stressful before the age of electronics. When they work, they can be wonderful. Often, though, they have some sort...

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...

Getting the most out of summer

Hiking, biking, campfires, being outside until late at night— these are some of the perks summer has to offer. I’m not one for fireworks...

A letter to the readers

I have enjoyed going around to events the last few weeks and hearing all the nice stuff people have to say about the paper....

Preferring substance over flash

At the Black Hills Film Festival in April there was a question asked of a filmmaker: is Hollywood is running out of ideas? Looking...

Making right attachments is key

I remember the first day I saw them, two innocent fawns grazing near the dam at Major Lake, not acting as if they were...