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School Board

Loren Martell

Points of Friction

It wouldn’t have surprised me to find a blackboard set up behind the Board dais, and Chair Seliga-Punkyo forcing the two censured bad boys to do some public punishment before the meeting began.

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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

Just Sayings

Among my favorites these days is going down a produce aisle in a North Shore grocery and seeing a cheery sign alerting me to Organic Bananas. The first time I saw such an alert I must have stood there entire minutes trying to conjure up an inorganic

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Party of one

Melvyn Magree

Biting off more than my chipper can chew

“If you want moose, clear cut!”  We did see a few moose tracks about that time, but we haven’t seen any for years.  It may be wishful thinking, but I think I saw a single moose track on one of our trails a week or two ago.

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Beer Society

Jim Lundstrom

Making a Pig of Myself, Again

Here is the kind of beer story I love to hear: When Stevens Point Brewery decided the next release for its Whole Hog big beer series would be a coffee stout, they wanted to make sure it stood out from the seemingly ceaseless wave of specialty craft

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Natural Connections

Emily Stone


Bogs are a unique, almost alien landscape, with a charm all their own. Funny plants, few trees, and a wonderful, squelchy, squashy, shaky, shivery, sucking substrate can turn adults back into giggly, wiggly kids

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John Gilbert

Grandma’s Marathon Becomes ‘Eldoret West’ 

It happened again this year, at the 39th running of the North Shore classic, a 26.2-mile jaunt down what is normally a very scenic Hwy. 61 to revisit as it curves around the shoreline terrain of Lake Superior. Only this time, it was more specific.

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Feature Stories

Trans-America Tour In Duluth

They snuck into Duluth with little fanfare, but hardly unnoticed. How could you not help but notice an older Jaguar sedan with numbers on the side? Or a 1963 Ford Falcon with the distinct rumble of a V8? Or a parade of 1960s era Mercedes Benz

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Ink Vine

Jane Hoffman

Boys of Baraka & Freddie Gray Case

With the recent problems in Baltimore including the arrest of Freddie Gray who had 18 arrests in just 8 years with 4 arrests alone in 2015, it is hard to imagine what style of justice the Baltimore courts wield.

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