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April 11, 2016
Faith notes: What if Easter never happened?
Easter has come and gone. Chances are you spent the holiday going to church, eating a big, hearty meal, hunting for Easter eggs and delving into a container of Peeps (unless, like me, you’re not a fan of the sugary marshmallows). You probably sang all the classic hymns — including...
April 11, 2016 - 9:57am
Nathan Hansen: Happily ever after (with guns)
The classic fairy tales were pretty dark stories. Wicked people met violent ends, and even the heroes tended to have a rough go of things. Snow White found her prince, but not before she got put into a deep sleep by a poison apple and had to share a cabin with seven dwarves who just...
April 11, 2016 - 9:14am
April 3, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Mixed-up memories
There’s nothing like a family gathering to ruin the golden memories of your past. It’s amazing how everyone remembers your memories wrong. I was with my husband’s family for a birthday party last week. Someone started reminiscing. Remember the yellow station wagon with wood...
April 3, 2016 - 6:48am
Student voices: One last skate
I have a lot of trouble committing to things. I can’t commit to a lipstick, an outfit or plans. How-ever, there’s been one thing in my life I’ve stayed committed to from the beginning. Since I was 3, I’ve been skating. I started on a pond, progressed to learn-to-skate programs...
April 3, 2016 - 6:15am
April 2, 2016
Nathan Hansen: It’s robots versus jerks
I hope by now you all know my feelings about the robot uprising. It’s coming sooner than you may think, and when it does I want to make it clear that I can be of great value to the new cyborg ruling class. Robots like puns and dumb jokes, right? I can knock those out all day long....
April 2, 2016 - 6:15am
March 26, 2016
Nathan Hansen: The future is literally virtual
Back when I was a substantially younger person, the technology world was in a big rush to convince everyone virtual reality was our path toward some bright science-fiction future. We were all led to believe we were just months away from strapping on a pair of goggles and slipping...
March 26, 2016 - 6:14am
March 21, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Leave the caucuses alone
This is an open letter to certain politicians pushing to change Minnesota’s amazing caucus procedures to a boring primary election. Mind you, this appeal is purely emotional and not based on statistics or facts, since both statistics and facts tend to favor the change. (You Millennials...
March 21, 2016 - 6:14am
March 20, 2016
Student voices: Abby is ready for summer
I miss summer. Let me get this straight. I don’t want to wish away any of my remaining time in high school. I’m enjoying every second of senior year, and now that we’re down to the final stretch of third trimester, all the fun things are starting to take place and the dull of...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
March 19, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Just wait until next year
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins its annual takeover of our television screens and quasi-legal office wagering pools this week. Across the country, die-hard fans are painting their faces and chests and other areas I’d just as soon they kept to themselves and preparing...
March 19, 2016 - 6:14am
March 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Sorry about this, plant
I bought a plant last weekend, and if I’m honest I couldn’t give you a good reason why. I mean, I have a reason. There was a spot in my living room where there had formerly been a plant, and there was no longer a plant there. I didn’t have anything else to put there. And so,...
March 13, 2016 - 8:33pm
March 8, 2016
Student voices: Hockey team creates a highlight
I have attended Farmington High School for almost four years now and I have always loved the sports teams. I attended my fair share of football, soccer and hockey games over the years and I enjoyed every minute and loved feeling that sense of school spirit whenever we won. It’s...
March 8, 2016 - 6:14am
March 6, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Google is a know-it-all
The Internet has ruined my status as a parent who knows everything. My kids are starting to figure out that much of the time I’m just making stuff up, or drawing from my vast movie experience to explain things to them. Like yesterday, for example, when one child asked me about how...
March 6, 2016 - 6:14am
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