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January 12, 2018
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January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
August 17, 2012
Column: Finally time to change the channel
Early Sunday evening, I did something I hadn't done for in two weeks: I changed the channel on my television. Before that, if I wasn't either working or on my bike, two activities that took up a fair amount of time, I was stretched out on the couch watching the Olympics. Because...
August 17, 2012 - 7:38am
May 6, 2012
Student column: Little joys are a big deal
It's the little joys in life that make life special. Even though they don't seem like they have the power to change the course of your day, they really do. Don't take them for granted. Here are some small things that always put a smile on my face. Getting an A+ on a test you...
May 6, 2012 - 7:58am
May 5, 2012
Column: Things are finally getting brighter
One year can make an extraordinary difference in life. During this week last year I was giving final exams for four classes I was teaching, and meeting daily with our college president about student advising. In the same week, I was struggling to finish the final projects for my two...
May 5, 2012 - 7:48am
May 3, 2012
Column: The future of time-wasting toys
There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, when I would have told you I didn't need an iPad. I might have told you I really, really wanted one. That each new generation was shinier and faster and looked even more than its predecessor like the absolute best option for reading...
May 3, 2012 - 10:56am
April 28, 2012
Student column: iPads would be a good addition in schools
Many things have propelled us into the future and helped the expansion of technology. From the cell phone to the iPod and now on to tablets, there is no stopping the computer revolution. So, why just limit the accessibilities of a computer just to the home or workplace? How about...
April 28, 2012 - 7:57am
Column: A new view on the state capitol
I think I was in fourth grade the first time I set foot in the Minnesota State Capitol. I'm pretty sure it was a class trip, with all of us kids from Gaylord toting our cold meat sandwiches in brown paper bags. Heading to the big city of St. Paul, ready to see the sights we'd only...
April 28, 2012 - 7:29am
April 26, 2012
Column: Attack of the robot reporters
There are a lot of challenges for newspaper employees these day. Subscriptions are declining as people get used to reading their news online for free. Advertising dollars have dwindled as other businesses suffer in a weak economy. And it's almost impossible to find a good fedora with...
April 26, 2012 - 1:02pm
April 21, 2012
Student column: Deal with the busy times
Anyone can tell you that they live a busy life, but it's not always necessarily true. They may have a lot of stuff to do in a day, but what classifies as busy? One person's busy might be another person's lazy. There is no real answer for the above-mentioned question, but it's an...
April 21, 2012 - 9:28am
April 20, 2012
Column: Spring cleaning for geeks
During one of the unseasonably warm weekends this winter, I scrubbed the carpets and polished all of the woodwork, so this year I decided to skip spring cleaning. That is, until a slight malfunction with one of my electronic gadgets spent me spinning unwillingly into a spring cleaning...
April 20, 2012 - 7:42am
April 19, 2012
Guest opinion: Discussion focuses on helping students prosper
Education has been on a quest to create schools where every student is successful, meeting and exceeding the standards, while achieving their highest aspiration. While this is a noble goal it is complicated by today's student who comes to school with widely different sets of knowledge,...
April 19, 2012 - 2:23pm
Guest opinion: Another horrible season
What exactly do the Minnesota Wild have to do to put more tallies in the win column? This past off season they acquired star forwards Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi from the San Jose Sharks, which was quite a bold move for the Wild -- usually, new names on the ice are those "developing...
April 19, 2012 - 2:22pm
Column: A serious poster-related problem
I have something of a poster problem. I'll admit, as problems go, this falls somewhere on the low end of the scale. It's not a serious illness. It's not a family tragedy. It's not even as bad as being strapped into one of those Clockwork Orange machines and forced to watch reruns...
April 19, 2012 - 9:33am
April 15, 2012
Column: My first home, be it ever so humble
I remember, years and years ago already, sitting through a Farmington City Council meeting (one of probably thousands) and watching the presentation for a new townhome development. I looked at the layout of the development. More importantly, I heard the price range and I thought,...
April 15, 2012 - 7:04am
April 14, 2012
Student column: It is very important to stay positive
The media tells us the world is going to end, we're not good enough and everyone is crazy. What ever happened to optimism? The whole, "The world is your oyster," philosophy? In high school, being a pessimist isn't even an option. It's basically setting yourself up for failure. Whether...
April 14, 2012 - 7:08am