Catching Up

After taking Monday off to spend with my three-year-old Godson (he’s visiting Grandma and Grandpa Buntjer’s farm all this week), I returned to the office to a lot of work once again. We reporters are in the midst of setting up appointments with individuals to interview for the Daily Globe’s Annual Report edition, which publishes…
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Old Maid

Below a raised eyebrow, his eyes shimmered and his grin gave it all away – he had the Old Maid card right in the middle of his fanned-out deck of cards, and he was bound and determined that I would pluck it from his fingers and lose the game. Nobody wants to end up with…
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It’s In, It’s Good … I Missed It!

Nephew Blake played his last hockey game of the season Sunday, so the folks and I headed over to Fairmont to watch the little Mites face off against teams from both New Ulm and Spirit Lake. It was my first official hockey game as a spectator – our last trip to Fairmont included watching the…
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Go Fetch!

I drove out to the family farm for a delicious fish fry Thursday night (I think it was the last of the sunfish I caught with nephew Zach last summer), and I discovered something. All of the snow that melted away in the last couple of weeks has suddenly revealed the squeeky toys that belong…
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Perusing Papers

While at the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention a few weeks ago, I volunteered to have our staff judge entries in another association’s better newspaper contest. I always find it interesting to see what other papers are doing, from reporters’ writing styles to photographers capturing the daily events in their communities. It’s interesting to see the unique newspaper designs, and…
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