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January 18, 2014
MATTERS AT HAND: Herald prepares to welcome its 10th publisher
Korrie Wenzel spent a couple of days with us this week. He's the publisher-designate of the Herald. He'll take over here on April 1. Wenzel...
January 18, 2014 - 10:30pm
RYAN BAKKEN: A shot glass half-empty and other thoughts
No entrée today, folks. Just appetizers. Following are three mini-columns, so ingest them after nibbles, not bites. The aperitif The East...
January 18, 2014 - 2:00am
January 16, 2014
Lift station to be named after Herald publisher
Another city facility will feature the name of a Grand Forks Herald figure. The city will name a lift station near the intersection of Columbia...
January 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
January 12, 2014
BRAD DOKKEN: 'Harvest' is one of those tricky words
A reader took me to task recently for using the word "harvest" in a blog post about the Minnesota wolf season that wrapped up in late December. I...
January 12, 2014 - 7:30am
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Some birds make permanent homes in the valley
The other day a reader asked, "Are there any birds that don't leave for the winter? This was an unexpected question -- but a good one. It's...
January 12, 2014 - 7:00am
MATTERS AT HAND: Cold creates several problems for newspapers
Nobody is happier that the weather has warmed up than the publisher of the newspaper. Well, maybe the circulation director is happier. Maybe...
January 12, 2014 - 5:39am
January 11, 2014
OUR OPINION: Renters deserve a tax break, too
Over the years, property taxes have soaked up a lot of ink in the Grand Forks Herald. In general, we don't like them. On each of the past two...
staff columnists/opinion/our opinion
January 11, 2014 - 11:21pm
RYAN BAKKEN: Junior Sovde shares his secret to health, eternal youth
One thing is clear about Melvin Sovde Jr., of Greenbush, Minn. He is no slacker. Better known as Junior, he has driven a school bus for 52-plus...
January 11, 2014 - 5:00am
January 5, 2014
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Unforgettable birds keep coming back
Some birds you never forget, and some birds you never expect to see again. The pine grosbeak falls into both categories for me. This is another...
January 5, 2014 - 2:43am
TALKIN WITH DOKKEN: Does anybody smelt anymore?
Q. Walking through the grocery store last week, I saw a package of smelt. It reminded me of a neighbor in Wisconsin when I was a kid who always had a smelt fry after he got back from smelting. Does anybody smelt anymore and where do they do it at? A. I've never smelted myself, nor...
January 5, 2014 - 12:45am
January 4, 2014
BRAD DOKKEN: Greenway growing pains
A decade ago, winter activity in the Greenway was limited to sledding, ice skating, a few cross-country ski trails and snowmobile access along...
January 4, 2014 - 11:48pm
OUR OPINION: Give while times are good
In just 10 months, North Dakota will be 125 years old. At least the state will be. The hills are older than that, about 10,000 years, the time...
staff columnists/opinion/our opinion
January 4, 2014 - 5:30am
January 3, 2014
RYAN BAKKEN: As years go, 2013 made for most miserable weather
This may be sacrilege, but I have declared recently departed 2013 as the worst weather year during my 62 years on the planet. Many of you may...
January 3, 2014 - 10:30pm
January 2, 2014
THE NERD WORD: Top films of 2013
This year's movies didn't measure up to 2012, but there was still plenty to see. Superheroes still reigned supreme at the box office -- and in...
January 2, 2014 - 7:30am
December 29, 2013
BRAD DOKKEN: Looking back -- and ahead
A few thoughts, observations and recollections as 2013 draws to a close: • Lingering winter: A year ago at this time, most of us who enjoy...
December 29, 2013 - 8:00am