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Dayton authorizes disaster assistance for Clearwater County
Minnesota Verizon cell phone store clerk shoots robber in gunfire exchange
United Way Chili Cook-Off set for Sept. 20
Crime report for Aug. 16
Van swerves into crowds in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas district; 13 reported dead and more than 50 injured
Late-inning meltdown propels Indians past Twins; Perkins makes 2017 debut
'I don't respect who's in office right now': 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to skip White House visit
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Offensive guard Boone misses another practice
Vikings kicker, punter positions up for grabs yet
Michael Aaron Johnson
Richard Arnold Peterson
Gimiwan (Rain) Johnson-Headbird
Zoogipon (Snow) Johnson-Headbird
Isabelle "Bug" J. Thompson
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Just how much is $1 billion?
Library Corner column: Library offers up something for all ages
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he'll return as James Bond
Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
Around the Arts, August 13
PATT RALL COLUMN: What a wide variety of activities
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An infamous day in American history
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tournament put undue pressure on Stump Lake
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
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