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Wrestling: Returning wrestlers, newcomers find success for Tigers
Boys hockey: Tigers show progress in loss to Eden Prairie
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Tigers start 2-0 for the first time since 2010
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Pat Rupp: Trip to the People's Stadium a long day's journey
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
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March 6, 2016
Faith notes: Is ‘always trying to’ good enough?
Everyone pictures American politicians in a different light. Some see them as defenders of our country. Others think of intelligent, well-dressed leaders. Another majority pictures sneaky, crafty liars. Even if you don’t believe all politicians are liars, there’s certainly no...
March 6, 2016 - 6:14am
March 5, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Lucky it’s almost bike season
Before this week I had used any number of excuses to skip going to the gym. I didn’t go because I was tired, or because it had been a long day. Because I had a school board meeting to go to, or a deadline to meet. Sometimes I didn’t go because it had been too long since I’d...
March 5, 2016 - 6:14am
February 28, 2016
Guest column: Wetzel had an impact on the field and in the classroom
I first met Earl Wetzel — just “Coach” to me at the time — as an eighth-grade football player at the old Farmington Middle School West. After a successful career as the varsity football coach for the Tigers, no one would’ve questioned him for hanging up his whistle. Instead,...
February 28, 2016 - 6:14am
February 21, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Facebook etiquitte
Have you ever looked back at old Facebook posts and wondered how you could have been so rude? I’m not referring to snarky political comments or zingers about bad drivers. I’m talking about comments others made on your posts that you neglected to “like.” Sure, the “like”...
February 21, 2016 - 6:14am
Student voices: Prom pressures add up
Prom. Every upperclassman in high school’s dream night. It’s supposed to be a fairytale way to end the school year and especially a great way to end senior year. It really is a fun time, speaking from experience, but why am I mentioning it now? Because even though there’s still...
February 21, 2016 - 6:14am
February 20, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Put it all on the walls
There is a fine line, it seems, between being a collector, being an accumulator and being that guy you read about on the news when the police find him buried under piles of old newspaper and cats. Buy a bunch of stuff and display it around your house, and you’re an aficionado....
February 20, 2016 - 6:14am
February 14, 2016
Faith notes: Getting over the winter blues
From early November to late December, life across the nation seemed chaotic and crazy. Everyone was gearing up for one thing and one thing only: the holidays. If you’re anything like me, it seemed like nearly every conversation during those two months had something to do with Thanksgiving,...
February 14, 2016 - 6:14am
February 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen column: See you next time, fuzzy face
Unless you are dealing with chronic brain trauma as the result of years playing professional football, you probably remember me mentioning last week in this space that I was taking a vacation. I came back to Minnesota on Sunday, a decision that seemed questionable even as I was getting...
February 13, 2016 - 6:14am
January 30, 2016
Nathan Hansen: My very excellent ...
Last week a bunch of science types got really excited about what they say is the discovery of a new planet in our solar system. I realize I’m not really a science guy, but isn’t that a little bit like throwing a party because you finally found the remote control that fell behind...
January 30, 2016 - 6:14am
January 24, 2016
Student voices: Dreams make for interesting discussion
A little while ago, a few friends and I sat at a McDonald’s table. As we laughed and talked for hours, the strange subject of dreams came up. Not dreams as in dreams for the future, but like the dreams you have at night while you are sleeping. As we got to talking, we realized...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
Deanna Weniger: Spock vs. Skywalker
I couldn’t decide what to wear to the Star Wars movie: my Star Trek uniform, or my Jar Jar Binks mask? Which one would annoy my fanatic Star Wars friends the most? My, my but those friends are easily riled. What is it about the SW group? Maybe it’s the fact that it has the word...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
January 23, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Just a little too far off road
I don’t have a long and celebrated history as an off-road cyclist. I don’t really have a celebrated history as an on-road cyclist, either. But that history is at least long. Until recently, my entire history off road was limited to one brief and humbling mountain bike outing...
January 23, 2016 - 6:14am
January 17, 2016
Deanna Weniger column: That talk
As a long-time mentor of teenagers, I’ve had more than one parent approach me, eyes darting nervously around, voice barely above a whisper, and ask, “How do I tell my teen about the, um, you know, the birds and the bees?” I like to break the obviously awkward ice and loudly...
January 17, 2016 - 6:14am
January 16, 2016
Nathan Hansen column: You expected something different?
I have never claimed to be a serious Minnesota Vikings fan, and now I know for sure I’m not. I know because I didn’t spend the majority of my Sunday afternoon curled up on the floor shouting placekicker-centric curses at the heavens. I watched the Vikings play in the first round...
January 16, 2016 - 6:14am
January 10, 2016
Faith notes: How much do you owe?
With Thanksgiving all finished and all the leftovers consumed and with Christmas recently celebrated and everything opened there is one thing that arrives now that we get to deal with — the bills. According to the American Consumer Credit Council, the average American spends $935...
January 10, 2016 - 6:14am