Derrick Knutson
As I’m sitting in my living room writing this column, my dog is separated from me by a metal pen I angled across my kitchen and secured with some 20-pound iron hand weights. I’m watching him to make sure he doesn’t rip out sutures he has on a very sensitive part of his body. I’m [...]...Read More
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When I walked into the Annual Winter Fest SnoBowl event at JJ’s Bowl & Lounge in North Branch Feb. 11, my confidence was high. I mean, I bowled in this thing last year, and I hadn’t bowled since, so my skills were bound to be razor sharp. I looked around the bowling alley for the [...]...Read More
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There I was Sunday afternoon, wearing a baseball cap with the light on it I use when I take the dog for a walk at night, staring at a jumble of wires coming out of the wall in our house’s upstairs hallway. I was also looking nervously at a little, red wire in my hand, [...]...Read More
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Being a Minnesota Vikings fan most of my life has been painful. There have been plenty of years when the team has been mediocre or just downright bad. When the Vikings have managed to assemble a team that can challenge for a Super Bowl, they get pummeled in the big game – which was the [...]...Read More
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Things were going so well with our now 6-month-old corgi, Russell, over the past couple of weeks, but we’ve hit a snag recently. In the measurement of “dog years,” which I’ve heard equates about seven years of human life to one year of a dog’s life, Russell is now slightly more than 3 year...Read More
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My wife says, “I hear something squeaking.” We look outside, and our dog, Russell, is wildly pouncing on the compacted snow, tossing something up in the air over and over. She yells at me, “I think he has a mouse!” We’d let him outside at about 9 p.m. Monday night so he could relieve himse...Read More
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