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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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Growing up, there was always The News. My first “job” was delivering this very paper around my neighborhood every afternoon between 3 and 6 p.m. It was my job to make sure the paper arrived mostly dry and mostly on time every day. It was also my job to make sure the customers on my route pai…

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I have mostly given up on New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I’ve had the same ones for about 10 years running. Notwithstanding the annual attempts at motivation, the bathroom scale’s number is trending upward not downward, and most of those home improvement projects remain in the planni…

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I wasn’t going to make a resolution this year. In the past I’d arrived at New Year’s Eve parties locked and loaded with a few areas of self-improvement to recite when asked.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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What a wonderful story by Amelia Javorina concerning the treasure of coal. It brought to mind a story Angelo Fraboni told me a long time ago.

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I hope the Iron Range, the steelworkers union and all Iron Range businesses who were looking forward to a thriving mining community are happy they voted for Mr. Walz for governor. He just appointed Sara Strommen as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner — ex-policy …

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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I was recently reunited with a glass container that I brought to a potluck event about a year earlier.

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I recently had the opportunity to donate a check from Range Voices Indivisible to the “Room of Requirements” at the Hibbing High School. Teacher Dana Lindstrom took us on a tour of the room.

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Now that Trump has given up on making Mexico pay for his promised border wall, why isn't he touching the richest 2 percent to pay for it?

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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I just invented the phrase “marshmallow week,” but I think it describes the low-stress, mooshy week between Christmas and New Year’s perfectly. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

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As a young radio reporter for KUWS in Superior, Wisconsin, my news director Mike Simonson sent me to cover the Hump Day Club across the bridge in Duluth, Minnesota.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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It’s hard to believe it is the end of December and a New Year is peeking through the “lovely branches” of our festive pine tree – wait, maybe that’s just the family pet.

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Years ago I was driving down an icy, country road in the dark. As I approached a curve, a deer jumped onto the edge of my lane. Experts and any seasoned Minnesotan worth their lefse will tell you “stay the course, don’t swerve.”

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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The upcoming legislative session is an opportunity for both major parties to navigate the best options available in maintaining and improving the quality of life for all residents. No taxpayer/business enjoys paying more for less, the needs of business require protecting, and individual taxp…

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I want to bring attention to the current increasing health concern affecting the youth. Vaping/Juuling usage is at an all time high among teens. This substitution for standard cigarettes by no means is safer.

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It’s time for the holidays. Christmas, yes, and all that comes with it. It’s not really a holiday anymore so much as an economic and cultural event. Like the Roaring 20s, but for our credit card bill. Or like the Great Depression, but in reference to our actual depression.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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Right about now parents across Christendom receive handwritten notes from their children explaining what they’d like for Christmas. Ostensibly these lists are for Santa Claus, but everybody knows Santa has helpers. Most of them are clerks at a store within driving distance.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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It was a cold fall evening with a chill in the air. The wind whipped the drizzling rain against any exposed skin. While drinking hot tea, I anxiously awaited his arrival from inside the warm restaurant. I could see from the window that faced the street he had arrived. I quickly got up and pu…

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It is usually best for people to make their own decisions on matters that significantly affect their lives. In some cases, however, people become unable to do so because of health or cognitive impairments.

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Last night I hosted my radio show at the newly restored Hibbing High School auditorium. Workers spent months renovating this town’s “castle in the woods. Now it looks as resplendent as when it first opened nearly a century ago.

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Last night I hosted my radio show at the newly restored Hibbing High School auditorium. Workers spent months renovating this town’s “castle in the woods. Now it looks as resplendent as when it first opened nearly a century ago.

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Last night I hosted my radio show at the newly restored Hibbing High School auditorium. Workers spent months renovating this town’s “castle in the woods. Now it looks as resplendent as when it first opened nearly a century ago.

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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A recent viral video showed a pretty serious altercation at a local high school. Naturally, a lot of parents wanted details.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Candy, my family and friends, my campaign volunteers and all of the residents of the City of Hibbing that supported me during my unsuccessful bid to become your new mayor. I would also like to thank all of the new faces that decided to …

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For much of 2018, we labored under the premise that Northern Minnesota’s 8th District might be the pivotal race in all of the nation. This would be the place that single-handedly decided whether Democrats or Republicans would control the U.S. House of Representatives.

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We as Americans would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who serve and served in the United States Armed Forces.

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ku’dos, noun 1. fame; honor; glory; prestige; credit; as for an achievement.

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