RURAL REFLECTIONS Renewed hunger for life
My storage tank of column ideas was empty until last night. I had a
good dream that made me think; which then made me write-which brings
us to the business at hand.
I had a friend die a few years ago... Posted on 4/5/13 at 7:21 AM
NEW PLATEAUS In the Not-Now
What does it say about Americans that the public is already starting to talk about candidates for president for 2016?
Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book The Power of Now that mankind is threatened by ou... Posted on 2/18/13 at 11:27 AM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY Battles on Ice: Continuing the outdoor hockey trend
TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, will host the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice, an outdoor hockey doubleheader later today. First on the schedule, the Omaha Lancers take on their USHL rival, th... Posted on 2/9/13 at 6:00 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Don't break with the past, learn from it
A short while ago, a relative of mine decided to leave everything behind and move on into the future. By leaving behind her husband of 20 years for a guy she met at a seminar at a university in Wisco... Posted on 10/16/12 at 8:34 AM
A Cleveland television station took down an online story about the criminal past of Charles Ramsey, the man who helped free three women held captive in a neighbor's house for nearly a decade, after being flooded with complaints.
Arthur Gustave Sorlie is remembered today as the namesake for the Sorlie Memorial Bridge spanning the Red River here. But allegations that Sorlie was a member or sympathizer of the anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s have largely faded from memory, and seldom if ever were noted in standard histories of the state’s politics.
Neila Mae Johnson knew the amiable family friend as “Uncle Rudy.”
Rudolph Bener was an immigrant from Croatia and spoke with a thick Slavic accent. After he died, in 1964, it fell to the Johnson family to clean out his house on Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, Minn. What they found shocked them: Uncle Rudy had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
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