Derrick Knutson

Days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years before you realize just how long it’s been since you’ve seen people who used to play such an integral role in your life. During college, I found a group of people who really made me feel at home on campus. We all played on […]

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If giant hillbillies arm wrestling at various venues throughout the southern United States isn’t entertainment, I don’t know what is. Wait, check that; that’s not entertainment, it’s just sad. I wish I were making up the fact that there’s a show on cable and satellite television called “Game of Arms.” This reality show follows groups […]

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My wife and I first started looking for houses about two years ago. It started out as an exciting process with lots of “Oh, I like that,” and “Who the heck would do that to their house?” kind of comments. After a while, it gets kind of frustrating; we probably looked at about 30 houses […]

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In the mail yesterday, I received two new, shiny credit cards — one for me, and the other for my wife, since we’re on the same account. They were the last ones I had to replace after “losing” my wallet a couple of weeks ago. Notice the quotation marks around that word. My wife and […]

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I didn’t know Phyllis Lindberg very long — I met her probably about a year and a half ago — but during the time I knew her, I learned she was a bright, engaging woman who was passionate about her community. Phyllis, 93, died Feb. 26. She lived in North Branch almost her entire life, […]

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You do that double Japan followed by a cork and a pretzel on the next jump, American slopestyle skier guy. Yeah, I don’t really know what that means, either. I had to look those terms up online. They’re apparently the names of some of the tricks skiers are performing in the new slopestyle event at […]

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