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Washburn Man Earns Book Award 

Contributor to The Dakotan  BRANSON, MISSOURI -- Geremy Olson, Washburn, was recognized by the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers for producing the “best book” for 2022. “Campfires, Kids, and the Outdoors” earned top honors.  “When I came I knew I won something but I didn’t know what I was…
September 25, 2022

100 years and counting… 

Upside Down Under  It isn’t easy to stay in business for 100 years, especially given that in the past century, any business to survive that long had to endure the Great Depression in the 1930s.  But there are two businesses that have daily impact on many North Dakota residents, and…
September 25, 2022

Pondering ducks, dogs, and more 

Northern Celebrations  As waterfowl season enters full swing, an array of ponderings filter in and out of one’s mind:  Granted, sometimes those ponderings might be because of an abundance of time when the only thing moving are gentle breezes waving slough grass and a 10-week-old Brittany on her first waterfowl…
September 24, 2022

If You're Bored, You're Doing It Wrong

Hot Dish Lifestyle MINOT--Hello Hot Dishers! If you are in Minot, or within driving distance and you aren’t having fun this weekend, you’re doing it wrong. Actually, for the rest of the month, if you stay home and claim there’s nothing to do—you’re doing it wrong. There is so much…
September 22, 2022

Teach Your Children Young 

 Budget Wise  It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by financial stress or think that you are constantly treading water to keep from going under. These feelings are becoming more and more common, especially now as Americans are seeing inflation outpace their income. In many areas of the economy, 10% inflation…
September 21, 2022

Scandimonium, Return of Norsk Høstfest

She's Not From Around Here MINOT--It happened while my family was at Logger Fest over the weekend. I was standing to the side of the bouncy-house obstacle course, waiting for my son to come down the final slide, when I heard foreign speech behind me.   In another place I wouldn’t…
September 20, 2022

Eat Healthy, Save Money 

Grains and Legumes  If you're working on long-term food storage, something that will feed your family for a year or more, you'll want foods that will store for a long time and provide maximum nutrition for minimum price. That's why grains and legumes are the cornerstone of any good long-term…
September 19, 2022

Honoring an icon… 

Upside Down Under  For the past several days the news has been dominated by the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, and rightfully so. She was probably the best known person on the face of the earth.   And while some people believe it has been overdone, there are plenty of…
September 18, 2022

 Wonderment Around Us

Much More Than Fishing KEY LARGO, Fla. -- As the boat skied across the top of calm water toward a distant fishing spot, I had my head down, busy searching through the contents of my tackle box to find the perfect lure for our destination. My decision made after several…
September 18, 2022

Knowledge is Key 

Northern Celebrations  Knowledge can unlock doors to many opportunities.  And knowledge is key when it comes to unlocking a hunting dog who inadvertently ventured into a trap or cable device when in the field.  It’s better to be proactive, educated, and prepared when it comes to dealing with in-the-field injuries…
September 17, 2022
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