On Saturday, we paused to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and give time to reflect on a terror attack that has impacted every American a…

We’ve scrambled over the hills, through the woods, and into a giant field of radish and turnip greens where Isanti County landowner Dave Medve…

In years past, West Broadway Avenue was a typical country road leading out west of town. It was a sea of mud during the spring breakup, dusty …


It’s been a busy and productive summer at the Columbus city hall. I am pleased to share a progress report as we move towards the autumn season.

Here we are once again. It’s still warm, but it’s getting dark a little earlier. I have observed (and tried to ignore) a few red and orange le…

It seemed to be a calm time as far as police activity was concerned at the time. The ex-servicemen and their families were putting their lives…

Coming into the 2021-22 school year, there still remain many unanswered questions and fluid situations that all schools need to navigate as we…

Today there are no visible signs or buildings left to pinpoint Garen, but to the farmers and residents that lived in that area, the memories a…

On Friday, May 28, I was in a classroom during Chaplain Basic Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. One of the instructors announced that …

It seems like every summer passes quicker than the last and this summer has been no different.  The Minnesota State Fair and Labor Day are jus…

I was in the bedroom trying to determine if my latest allergic reaction was going to go full-blown and restrict my airway again or if it was g…

I’m writing this column for you on the deck of the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, off the coast of Alaska.  That’s right, f…

Don’t go chasing waterfalls...at least not until the drought ends! You may have seen photos of Gooseberry Falls up north with almost no water …

There are a lot of different kinds of stigma. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”…

The sun had just dipped below the horizon, leaving a hue of oranges and pinks and purples. With my phone in a waterproof case in hand, I locke…

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