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Loren Martell

Glass Half Full

School Board meeting: 1/20/15. Normally only a few people attend school board meetings who aren’t district employees. These good citizens do their best to hang in there, but within an hour or so they usually dash for the door, yawning prodigiously.

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Party of one

Melvyn Magree

Let’s stop it with global warming denial!

Does it really matter if 2014 was the warmest year in recent history or the third warmest year?  The trend is still up even though there may be slightly cooler years or there may be cooler spots that had been warmer.

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John Gilbert

Krauss Puts the Bite Back in Bulldogs

There is no real explanation for it, but no matter how strong a team is and how good its record, there are going to be flat spots in a sports season. Being up and down is common, but the best teams find a way to put it all together and hit a peak

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Natural Connections

Emily Stone

Three Dog Day

In the absence of wolves, coyotes changed their behavior to fill the niche of an apex predator. By living in larger packs than usual – up to seven coyotes in a family group

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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

Winter Wonder Land

Like me, I’m sure you have friends or know people who were happy as wedding guest at the free bar when all the weeks of subzero were on us.

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Robert Boone

Best of The Northland 2014

Another year has gone by and we at The Reader would like to thank you for all of your time and effort spent telling us what you think is the best (and worst) of the Northland. We chuckled at some of your witty and humorous answers

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