Derrick Knutson

As we sat on the top deck of the paddleboat, watching the waves from the St. Croix River lazily lap at its hull, I thought about just how different this day — our one-year anniversary — was than just one year ago. A year ago myself, Jill —my wife — and our friends and family [...]

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Editor’s note: All names and online aliases in the following column are fictitious as part of an illustration.  FoxyRoxy1947 is quite the online commenter. She — well, maybe “he,” who knows nowadays with the anonymity of the Internet — comments on city council, school board, county government, state government and national government news. She — [...]

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There are certain aspects about Minnesota that make it a wonderful state in which to live: The changing seasons can be quite beautiful, it’s usually a great state for six-plus months of the year for those who love winter and there’s usually at least a day or two per year where the temperature is 75 [...]

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If you’re easily grossed out, stop reading this column right now. For those of you who are still with me, I thank you for sticking around. If you haven’t noticed, it’s late spring, almost summer. The temperatures are warming (finally), birds are fluttering to and fro between the trees, and evil incarnate is wafting through [...]

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As I’m writing this column — on my personal laptop I brought into work because my work computer is having an epic brain fart — I’m watching the little cursor on my work computer’s screen dart back and forth and click on areas within the computer’s inner workings I never even knew existed. Jessica, one [...]

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The best World of Warcraft player to don a football uniform is no longer a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Chris Kluwe is out as Minnesota’s punter. This is old news by now, but it still makes me kind of sad. He was a personality that us regular people could identify with. Kluwe is not [...]

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