Mary Lee Hagert

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24
Jul

Vacation without an agenda can open unexpected doors to fun


Devils Tower, a geological oddity, can be seen from miles away. The unearthly-looking monolith rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fouche River valley and was the country’s first national monument. Mary Lee Hagert photo

Black Hills: river gorges, wildlife & archeological digs

Wed
10
May

Wally retiring? Say it ain’t so

When Review staffers learned of former sports editor Wally Wakefield’s death on May 2, they combed through the newspaper’s archives for stories about his award-winning career. 

Mon
17
Apr

The healing powers of chicken soup

It’s funny how we find ourselves repeating something our parents told us without pausing, even for a moment, to examine if it’s actually true. 

Tue
04
Apr

Bracket may be broken, but camaraderie is intact

Supermarket cashier: "Did you find everything you need today?"

Customer: "Yup."

Rarely does a conversation with a grocery clerk go beyond this brief exchange.

Tue
07
Feb

Review writers win 2 awards in Better Newspaper Contest


Aundrea Kinney and Mike Munzenrider were presented with Better Newspaper Contest awards Jan. 26 for stories, respectively, about senior alcoholism and the police shooting of Philando Castile.

The Review staff collected two writing awards Jan. 26 in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Minnesota Newspaper Association.

Tue
13
Dec

What, bologna sandwiches for Christmas dinner?

Baton Rouge, Dallas, North Miami, Falcon Heights.

I’ll admit that gas appliances have always made me nervous. There’s something about open flames and volatile natural gas that seem like the perfect ingredients for fiery mishaps.

Sun
23
Oct

Battle intensifying for open seat in swing district


Angie Craig

2nd Congressional District

Sun
28
Aug

Wild experience in nation’s most popular national park — Great Smoky Mountains


Great Smoky Mountains, which straddles North Carolina and Tennessee, attracts people from around the country and is the most visited national park.

A reminder that the journey is as important as the destination

Sun
07
Aug

Pokémon — catching the fever once again


The early morning sun casts a shadow on Mary Lee Hagert’s son Christopher as he pauses at a “Pokéstop,” where he collects the tools for the new Pokémon Go smartphone game.

When my sons were young, they looked forward to Saturday morning cartoons with the same eagerness and sense of excitement that my sister, brother and I had when we were little.

Sun
31
Jul

Police shootings resurrect memory of nearly forgotten night

Baton Rouge, Dallas, North Miami, Falcon Heights.

Tragic shootings of black men by police and the ambush killings of police officers by lone gunmen happened in these cities during July, and cast a feeling of sadness over a month that we so associate with carefree summer fun.

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