RURAL REFLECTIONS My dad's obituary
I took this week off as my dad passed away earlier this week. Here is his obituary.
Victor Eugene Nelson, 90, of Thief River Falls, MN died November 25th
at Thief River Care Center. Funeral s... Posted on 11/27/13 at 6:31 AM
THE PERIPHERY Two Indian Hitch-hikers in Bemidji, Minnesota
Saturday night I picked up two hitchhikers.
I was leaving Bemidji, MN heading home to Minneapolis when I saw two Native American men with their thumbs in the air just before the entrance ramp to the ... Posted on 10/14/13 at 6:41 AM
THE NEW FORTY The benefits of membership?
I was on the Costco site the other day and I discovered that they have a Funeral tab. I was initially unsettled by the notion that superstores such as Costco had entered the funeral planning space. So... Posted on 7/6/13 at 6:05 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Macau, China: Casinos, Cannons, and Cremation
Macau just might be one of the coolest places you've never heard of. I hadn't until I moved to Zhuhai, the city in China adjacent to its north. Because of this proximity, I was lucky enough to check i... Posted on 4/7/12 at 7:59 AM
Hundreds of relatives, friends and teammates wept together and hugged Saturday at the funeral of a semi-pro football player whose killing led to murder and weapons charges against former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers and ceremony, plus cheers and occasional jeers, as Britain paused to remember a leader who transformed the country — for the better according to many, but in some eyes for the worse.
Cassandra Vinograd and Jim Lawless
, April 17, 2013
It’s soooooo tempting to start this column with a joke about the first class-action lawsuit on behalf of zombies. But there’s really nothing funny about the fact that a Minnesota funeral home owner is having to sue his own state government for the right to keep prices low.
By the hundreds of thousands, Hugo Chavez's tearful supporters carried their dead president through streets still plastered with his smiling image, an epic farewell to a larger-than-life leader remembered simply as "our commander."
About 3,500 Pakistani Shiites protested in southwestern Pakistan for a second day on Saturday, blocking a main road with dozens of coffins of relatives killed in explosions to demand better security from the government.
Members of the public who wish to honor Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker are being encouraged to pay respects along a procession route. Up to 2,000 officers from around the country could attend Decker's funeral Wednesday.
The bells of St. Stanislaus parish rang over the snowy cemetery here Thursday as the bodies of a sister and two brothers slain together last week in New Town, N.D., were laid to rest side-by-side in matching caskets.
A Massachusetts congressman who shares George McGovern's last name recalled the former senator as a mentor who loved his country so much that he still believed strongly in democracy even after losing the presidential race in a historic landslide.
Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.
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