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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
First Friday Fest at Rail River
Regional author publishes book
First Friday at Gallery North
Todd Oliver & Friends show April 29
Poem in Your Pocket Day event
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
October 9, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
Selected your cemetery plots yet? That's kind of a morbid topic. Unless you want to have your children do it for you, which is not a good thing, you have to do it some day. Right? Kathy and I selected our cemetery plots this past weekend. We selected a site near a lilac bush and a...
October 9, 2016 - 11:32am
October 2, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to hunt for a Deere
Usually you can't get too much for antique signs that are broken or damaged or that may be just the part of a sign. There are exceptions. About 30 plus years ago, I picked up a half of an old John Deere "quality implements" sign. This sign had the older John Deere colors: black, red...
October 2, 2016 - 7:18am
September 25, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
How many times when you were growing up did your parents say to you, "Now don't forget to say 'thank you'"? How many times did they say to you, "Now don't forget to wash your hands"? The answer is, your parents said those things many, many times to the point that as an adult, you...
September 25, 2016 - 8:40am
September 18, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
I don’t think there is a high school or elementary principal who doesn’t believe that their students are the best. Just ask them. Do you know what? They are right. You have to be around students a long time to know what they are really like. Too often people judge a book by its...
September 18, 2016 - 8:57am
September 11, 2016
John Eggers: Wisdom from Simon
I was talking to our dog Simon the other day, and he shared with me some of his dog wisdom based on some favorite dogisms he collected. "If you think we can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give me only two of them."
September 11, 2016 - 12:24am
August 21, 2016
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
The middle weeks of August were a terrible time when I was growing up. They may be the same for you today. The lakes were too green, so we couldn’t go swimming. The county fair and summer camps were over. Fishing bullheads was no longer as fun as it was in the early days of summer....
August 21, 2016 - 12:28am
August 14, 2016
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
Been watching the Olympics? Me too. What do all of the Olympic athletes have in common other than they are all in absurdly good shape? You're right. They all have a purpose, and their common purpose is to win the gold, to finish first, to be the best in the world.
August 14, 2016 - 12:56am
August 7, 2016
John Eggers: Do something special at the fair
The smells, the dust, the animals, the preparation, the dust, the movement, the noise, the excitement, the smells, the emotion, the laughter, the color — that's what county fairs are all about. Did I mention smells and dust? I hope you go. You won't be disappointed.
August 7, 2016 - 12:49am
July 24, 2016
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
Like puzzles? I have given you several interesting quotes by famous people. In my remarks about the quote, I have hidden the name of the person who said it. Can you guess who said each quote by reading my remarks? In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
July 24, 2016 - 12:01am
July 17, 2016
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Have you ever stopped to look inside a vacant one-room schoolhouse? I did on a recent trip to Moorhead. Usually the windows and doors are broken, and the owners are just waiting for the entire building to collapse. This particular building in the Winger area still had the bell tower...
July 17, 2016 - 12:18am
July 10, 2016
JOHN EGGERS: Try a walker or wheelchair for a day
Lots of people say that we don't need government. They say that we are much better off if the government just kept out of our way. It's too big; there are too many laws. Tell this to people who are disabled and then get ready to duck, because you might just get a cane or walker along...
July 10, 2016 - 12:35am
July 3, 2016
John Eggers: Goodbye Garrison
It seemed right to write about a former schoolmate of mine who was named July because she was born on the Fourth of July about 70 years ago. Her father was a history teacher at the local high school in my hometown, and he remembered listening to his college psychology teacher telling...
July 3, 2016 - 12:49am
June 26, 2016
John Eggers: Why were you born?
Why were you born? Isn't that a great question? Can you imagine the variety of different answers you would get if you were to pose that question to people on the street? Some of you may know why we were born, and others may not. Perhaps this column will give a reason to those who...
June 26, 2016 - 12:45am
June 19, 2016
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
I watched my father slump over in his wheelchair to take a nap. Now that he can’t walk, he spends all of his waking hours sitting. We just returned from the hospital, where he had some chest x-rays taken. We then took a drive in the country, passing fields of green where the corn...
June 19, 2016 - 12:09am
June 12, 2016
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
If you took a poll among people who seem to find contentment in life, who seem to be fulfilled, who seem to be at ease with themselves, would you find that most of these people had a spiritual friend who influenced them at some time? I believe the answer is "yes."
June 12, 2016 - 6:49am