Mary Lee Hagert

Sun
11
Mar

A day when I was in the grip of terror


Mary Lee Hagert

When I first heard the news of a mass shooting at a school on Feb. 14, I felt a familiar sense of unease. “Please,” I thought, “don’t let it be at the universities where my sons are students.”

Mon
19
Feb

The Winter Olympics: Always a wild ride, from the comfort of inside


Mary Lee Hagert

This week I heard a TV announcer comment that the Summer Olympics are far more popular than their winter counterpart.  

Mon
29
Jan

Sax-Zim Bog: an unlikely frozen ‘hot spot’


Mary Lee Hagert photo • Evening grosbeaks flock to Mary Lou’s feeding station before noon most days in Sax-Zim Bog. There’s even a photographer’s blind on the property for up-close looks at the colorful birds.

Rare birds converge on this ‘Arctic Riveria’ each winter

 

Mon
20
Nov

A career suggestion that changed everything


On a warm afternoon a couple years ago, executive editor Mary Lee Hagert slipped out of the newsroom to enjoy the autumn bloom in front of the Lillie Suburban Newspapers building.

Girls high school basketball was a big deal in Iowa back in the ‘60s. 

There were girls teams only in small towns; the big towns and cities had no sports programs for girls. 

Fri
06
Oct

This love affair never lost its spark


Donald Hagert has had a lifelong affection for tooling around in vehicles of all kinds, from family sedans, to classic cars to pickup trucks. Mary Lee Hagert/Review

Do you remember the first time you got behind the wheel of a car and put the key in the ignition?

Mon
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.

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