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One of the best sight gags in the 1978 comedy “Animal House” comes from the image of John Belushi in a shirt that simply reads “COLLEGE.” No specific school. Just “COLLEGE.” We learn in the movie’s closing credits that Belushi’s barely literate character goes on to become a U.S. Senator.

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

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California has always been synonymous with cars. Californians had the coolest cars, they had the most fun with their cars and for the past 45 years, they have had the cleanest cars.

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If timing is everything, then the opening date of the 2019 firearms deer season should work out well for hunters — both casual and hardcore — as it lands right around what is traditionally the peak of the annual whitetail rut in Minnesota.

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In W.P. Kinsella’s novel, “Shoeless Joe,” later made into the movie “Field of Dreams,” the farmer Ray Kinsella builds a baseball field in the middle of his corn. People think he’s crazy. I suppose he is. But the experience heals him.

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

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As I browsed displays at a craft show recently, I was in awe of the creativity shown by the crafters participating.

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No matter what you say, you’re always wrong. You apologize constantly. You can’t seem to say or do anything right, so after a while, it’s easier to stay quiet. To stay small.

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

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When I was a child I loved having sleepovers with our cousins that we were close with growing up.

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This time of year the men of my family gather around the big wooden table up at the hunting shack to talk engines and tell stories. I do well with the stories though I struggle with the engines.

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

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Can you smell it? Amid the scent of decaying leaves and mud, the smell of hunting is in the air. Right now, hundreds — heck, thousands — of hunters could be out in the wilderness in search of wild game. It’s a bad time to be around this area if you’re a duck, goose, grouse, rabbit, turkey or…

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Dear Ms. Podlogar, in regard to your letter from Oct. 3 (‘Teach respect, not hunting’) in the Hibbing Daily Tribune, I respectfully ask you to get your facts straight. Not only does hunting and trapping keep nature at a healthy balance which the habitat can support, it teaches kids disciplin…

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Last year, at least 14 people were killed in Minnesota as a result of violence by a current or former intimate partner. That’s nine women, one man and four people who were bystanders, family members or friends, according to the 2018 Homicide Report put out by Violence Free Minnesota.

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The history of movies, like the history of the world, begins with light and shadows. At first, people recreated reality with shadows on the wall. Film made it possible to capture real images. You could see yourself, or your friend, or a famous celebrity, captured during a moment in time. The…

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Every minute, 24 people in the U.S. are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. That’s more than 12 million women and men each year, according to data from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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Those who read “Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity” by Charles L. Marohn, Jr., a new book published by Wiley, might at first be overwhelmed by Marohn’s bad news. America’s cities are insolvent. And though he doesn’t mention them by name, his metrics would cer…

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I must respond to a letter writer criticizing Congressman Pete Stauber's voting record. As I read what appeared to be a disgruntled Democrat's delineation of votes, I could see nothing immoral or unethical in the way Stauber voted, from a lifelong Ranger's point of view.

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I was born, raised and went to school in Hibbing. My children all graduated from Hibbing High School and my son will someday raise his family here. I am also a member of the Hibbing Dylan Project. As a longtime advocate of education and the arts, I would like to share some thoughts about the…

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Would the paper please keep the photos of any slaughtered animals during hunting and trapping season off of the front page? Bury them in or on the back page of the sports section.

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Again, a certain group (hero worshipers?) want to deface a local historical site, the Hibbing High School, in order to put a statue of their hero on the grounds, only for their benefit.

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The misguided passions of youth run strong. It took time for me to mature into an emotionally stable adult. How old am I? About that long. Maybe longer.

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

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She has stolen our hearts.

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2014. That's the first time I was educated on e-cigarettes and vaping at a conference I attended through our local chemical health coalition. To meet expectations, I then brought that knowledge to the Hibbing High School staff; in the past years, a few e-cigs and vaping issues have occurred …

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The stages of a year are a lot like the stages of life. Each one has something to teach you. By the end of it, you’re not the same person you were at the beginning. And that’s good. Because otherwise you would get sick of yourself.

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“I’m sorry for what I said and how I acted when my world was falling apart,” my friend confessed to me over the phone the other day.

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I cannot express strongly enough my support of T21. Limiting the sale of e-cigarette (vaping) AND tobacco products to people over 21 is a huge step in decreasing the rates of nicotine addiction by our youth. Rates of tobacco use had been declining steadily for years as older smokers quit or …

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We hear it all the time. The abundant rocks and dirt found on the edges of our Mesabi Range towns became the steel that powered modern American manufacturing and infrastructure. And they still do!

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

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I graduated from law school in 1993, completing three years of formal legal education, in addition to my college degree. But for lawyers and judges, learning is always an ongoing process. The law evolves and changes over time, and it’s extremely important to keep current. There are several w…

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Fall brings the end of the Minnesota golf season, the start of the hunting season, and the kick-off of the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) campaign. This year, it is more important than ever to support our local United Way and all of its agencies and programs.

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A couple weeks ago I traveled to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for research on my book about Victor Power. Power was born in Calumet, Michigan, and raised in Escanaba before moving to Hibbing, Minnesota, as a young man. He became a consequential figure here on the Mesabi Iron Range. More on tha…

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

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There’s nothing quite like going to the movies. I know people watch more films through television and streaming services now. But the shared experience of gathering around a big screen for an all-new experience still excites me long after I spent the summer of 1997 seeing every movie that ca…

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When we find our people – the ones who lift us up – we should hold onto them tight.

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The students of the Bone Builder’s Class at the Tourist Center wish to express our sincere appreciation to the director Melissa Versich for all of the outstanding changes implemented at the Tourist Center on Howard Street. In the past two years, she has championed a new roof, windows, landsc…

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Can’t Bob Dylan just answer a straight question? Why must his rare public utterances be so cryptic? Why can’t he sing the way they teach at Hibbing High School? Gosh darn it, why did he say he was from New Mexico when he went on Ed Sullivan?

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When change comes to your door, how do you know? Does it comes like a friendly neighbor, or do you find yourself standing at your door, holding a doorknob and everything has gone up in flames? Completely obliviated. Vanished.

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Please excuse me. I’m suffering from the adverse effects of time travel. Disoriented and distracted, I wonder what small action 100 years ago might have created our present condition.

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On behalf of the Range Hybrid Court Team, we would like to thank all of those who contributed their time in making this series including our participants, our colleagues and partners, and those throughout the entire District that interviewed with the Hibbing News Tribune. Sharing your perspe…

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

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There are roughly 600,000 pilots in the United States. And we are now estimated to be at about 330,000,000 people populating our nation. One can quickly glean from those numbers we aviators are a microcosm of the whole. These numbers transfer from community to community, and Hibbing is no di…

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The movie, “The Bad News Bears,” really set unreasonable expectations for under-qualified little league baseball coaches.

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