Derrick Knutson

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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Editor’s note: This column is not an advertisement for Chipotle. But heck, if you’re hungry after reading it, go get yourself a big ol’ burrito. About two weeks ago, after participating in a hunger-inducing volleyball tournament in the south metro, I stopped at a Chipotle restaurant in Blaine to pick up one of my favorite [...]

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I once heard someone say he was going to take up smoking cigarettes as his New Year’s resolution so he had the following year’s resolution covered: quit smoking cigarettes. Now that’s planning ahead. Granted, starting a bad habit as a New Year’s resolution probably isn’t the greatest idea, but I have to give this fellow [...]

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