Derrick Knutson
There I was on Sunday, sitting on a tarp in the middle of our backyard, scooping up landscaping rocks by the handful and placing them in a 5-gallon bucket. I never thought I’d be one of those people doing seemingly nutty things for his dog, but that mindset went by the wayside when I realized [......Read More
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It’s interesting what Google fills in when you start typing a phrase into the website’s search bar. The other day I began with this: “Why do squirrels,” and Google filled in “hate me?” Google, and other search engines like it, offer a list of popular matches when people start to search f...Read More
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As I’m writing this column, there’s an 8-week-old sleeping on the linoleum in our kitchen. I should probably specify that it’s an 8-week-old dog so people don’t think we have a newborn that we just leave on the kitchen floor. His name is Russell, and he’s a corgi. Right now, he kind of loo...Read More
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When I saw a big, red blob on the television weather radar in western Minnesota late Monday, indicating heavy rain, I felt like clapping and cheering at the television. My excitement about the precipitation was stifled Tuesday morning, however, as I checked online to find it didn’t rain at all in ...Read More
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Unlike some people, I actually enjoy moving the lawn. I worked for a lawn care business for three years during high school, and every time I smell freshly cut grass it reminds me of the years of my youth. The side effect of working for a lawn care business is that I want every blade [...]...Read More
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I’ve been fishing out of my 8-foot-long kayak for years without much trouble. Even when it’s gotten windy, I’ve been able to turn it into the waves and slice my way through the water back to shore. I’d like to say it was a harsh, whitecap-wave-inducing storm that caused my streak of staying ...Read More
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