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My household just received several pieces of political literature over several days promoting Josiah Hill. He is running against Karin Housley.

I will be voting Linda Nanko-Yeager for City Council this November. She brings knowledge, accountability, and transparency to our community.

I support Sue Wagamon for City Council. Sue is my aunt, so I’ve known her my whole life. I have lived in Columbus for six years, and believe s…

We are so thankful to Governor Walz and his team of Commissioners for their professional and caring response to the COVID-19 emergency.  The g…

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Netflix has made a number of different films and series under the title of “Netflix Originals” as it has started to expand original content fo…

Although 2020 was a year unlike any other in recent history, many great things happened in the City of Columbus and we are looking forward to …

Almost all of us have suffered a broken heart at some time in our lives. It might have been the end of a teenage crush or the betrayal by a cl…

Familial relationships are typically regarded among the closest and most meaningful in our lives. At the same time, they contain inherently co…

While I claim a light brunette as my natural hair color, I do — from time to time — have some “blonde moments.” I’ve come to claim these momen…

Many years ago, I used my first-ever paid week of vacation to travel west to visit best friends who’d settled in the Bay Area of California.

My last column of the year is typically an opportunity to reflect on travels of the past year and to look ahead to some of the vacations I hop…

When the voters of the Forest Lake Area School District approved an expansion of an operating referendum during the 2018 election, the Distric…

A little over a week ago, my grandmother died, and right now, I'd like to take a moment to remember the life my grandmother lived and who she …

Two weeks ago, almost to the date, my 84-year-old grandmother tested positive for COVID-19. She had been ill for 10 days, and after multiple t…

  • Updated

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Certain things are omnipresent this fall – the election, the virus, charts filled with data points, Zoom meetings and ever-changing school options.

  • Updated

In a time when politics is seemingly more-than-ever partisan, when political discussion has severed friendships, it’s hard to think positively…

We’ve entered the glory days of fall, when it’s cool enough to put on a pair of jeans and tromp though piles of crunchy leaves, but still warm…

The longer the pandemic lasts, the more likely it is that you do. However, I realized that not everyone in my congregation of Faith Lutheran does.

As executive director of North Lakes Academy, I wanted to take an opportunity to share how the beginning of the year has gone. First off, I wa…

In these turbulent times divided by political rancor and divisive opinions, the Everyone Belongs Project of the Forest Lake Area has brought a…

When our students hopped off the bus on the first day of school, we were very excited to see them and welcome them once more into their classr…

My household just received several pieces of political literature over several days promoting Josiah Hill. He is running against Karin Housley.

I will be voting Linda Nanko-Yeager for City Council this November. She brings knowledge, accountability, and transparency to our community.

I support Sue Wagamon for City Council. Sue is my aunt, so I’ve known her my whole life. I have lived in Columbus for six years, and believe s…

We are so thankful to Governor Walz and his team of Commissioners for their professional and caring response to the COVID-19 emergency.  The g…

  • Updated

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The President lied to the American people, putting millions of people at risk and plunging us into an economic depression. Last week, we learn…

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Many years ago, I used my first-ever paid week of vacation to travel west to visit best friends who’d settled in the Bay Area of California.

My last column of the year is typically an opportunity to reflect on travels of the past year and to look ahead to some of the vacations I hop…

When the voters of the Forest Lake Area School District approved an expansion of an operating referendum during the 2018 election, the Distric…

A little over a week ago, my grandmother died, and right now, I'd like to take a moment to remember the life my grandmother lived and who she …

Two weeks ago, almost to the date, my 84-year-old grandmother tested positive for COVID-19. She had been ill for 10 days, and after multiple t…

  • Updated

As Minnesota hurtles through the uncharted territory of alarming coronavirus spread, record hospitalizations and deaths from the virus, it’s t…

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