Viewpoints

Mon
08
Feb

DNR talking trash

For many Minnesotans there is nothing like walking on a frozen lake, carving a hole and pulling up an elusive fish from the depths below. When word gets out that there's a good fish bite on a lake, ice anglers descend on the spot.

Mon
08
Feb

DNR talking trash

For many Minnesotans there is nothing like walking on a frozen lake, carving a hole and pulling up an elusive fish from the depths below. When word gets out that there's a good fish bite on a lake, ice anglers descend on the spot.

Wed
03
Feb

Wild Ones spring conference will focus on life above and below ground

I woke up one morning and found a wet spot on my pillow. Assuming I had been drooling in my sleep, I was unworried until my eye noticed something strange. Lying next to me on my pillow just inches from my face was the biggest, blackest slug I had ever seen.

Tue
02
Feb

The common cold conundrum

It's that time of year again - oh yes, that wonderful season when most of Minnesota feels like death warmed over due to a malady we're all too familiar with: the common cold.

Thu
14
Jan

A case of green bean rage

I'm a patient person, but not when it comes to shopping for food and having to deal with people who frequent grocery stores.

Sat
09
Jan

Dolphins go rogue

Dolphins are turning to a life of crime.

The proof was on the TV news; onscreen a fisherman was dragging the bloodied, bruised body of a gigantic Great White shark from the waters.

Tue
05
Jan

Winter weather brings thoughts of summer jobs

All this cold weather recently got me thinking about better times - namely, summer. The warm lakes, sandy beaches and carefree balmy afternoons always bring a smile to my face.

Tue
22
Dec

Birds in the Bosque

There's just something about a great road trip. My all time favorite was the journey my mom and I made from Wisconsin to California with her then-boyfriend Mel in an old school bus, painted black and with thrift store furniture in place of vinyl seats.

Tue
15
Dec

Christmas kisses for Ella and Katerina

Years ago, when I was a young mom, Christmas was a huge production. I wore myself out shopping for gifts for my five kids and trying to equalize things, agonizing over whether to do it by value or by dollars spent, since some items were on sale.

Thu
10
Dec

Inquiring Minds: Is there any other way to cook daikon radishes?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they've gotten lately.


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