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Column: A Dear John letter for a John Deere

February 21, 2013 in EOT Focus

It’s been a long winter, so I was out in the machine shed, checking batteries, shoveling some snow, being bored with winter, but still, a little grateful that I didn’t have to mow grass yet. Continue Reading

Fishing Lines: The area fishing derby season starts next weekend

January 25, 2013 in DL-Online

Last week, you were able to put dates on the calendar to attend some of the boat and marine shows. As promised, I have some additional dates to put on your calendar. Continue Reading

North Words: Ruby-Throated Kinglet: The little bird with the big, bold and beautiful song

January 25, 2013 in DL-Online

He’s a tiny fellow, not much more than four inches long, not particularly colorful, yet sings a song that’s sure to delight. Continue Reading

Column: Communicating across a room

January 18, 2013 in EOT Focus

The other evening at a public gathering of some sort or other, My True Love got my attention from across a gift display table. Continue Reading

Duluth wildlife photographer doesn’t need to leave the city

January 5, 2013 in Duluth News Tribune

When Michael Furtman goes out to photograph wildlife, he usually doesn’t pack an overnight bag. The Duluth nature writer and photographer has taken most of his wildlife photos right in the city.
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The other side of ‘Roof Topper’

November 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Last week I wrote about “Roof Topper,” a young male who I discovered leaping from my rooftop to other rooftops, causing intermittent damage in downtown Dickinson, prompting me to call police who quickly came and, as they looked for him, he fell from another rooftop to the concrete below and sustained multiple injuries. Continue Reading

Be sure to look out for your best buddy

October 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Who’s your best buddy? If you don’t know, I’ll tell you. It’s your liver. Continue Reading

Surplus money placed in special funds, given to communities

July 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Greetings from your District 36 senator.
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Wheat can teach

July 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Some things are so commonplace in North Dakota that we think they’ve been here forever. Continue Reading

Sam Cook: Poling sets just the right pace

July 12, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Late on a July afternoon, we began poling up Wisconsin’s Brule River. Four canoes, eight of us in all. We would move upstream a couple of miles, find an appropriate spot and grill brats and chicken over a fire.
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