Viewpoints

Wed
17
Feb

Tastes like carp

I recently had the opportunity to try carp, and surprisingly it was quite delicious. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District and University of Minnesota have a project underway to study common carp living in the Lake Phalen chain of lakes.

Mon
15
Feb

Just say no to nylons

Attention, bra-burning feminists of the 1970s: You destroyed the wrong undergarment.

Brassieres may not be the most comfortable clothing item a woman can wear, but they're warm and fuzzy compared to the evil, leg-sucking hosiery known as "pantyhose."

Sat
13
Feb

Tell us something we didn't know

I used to think the only people who had easier jobs than humor columnists were meteorologists.

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.

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