Derrick Knutson

My guess is that at least half of you reading this column, maybe more, are on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Myspace — that’s still a thing, right? — or some other social media site. I’m not exactly sure when these sites became bombarded with overt narcissism — maybe shortly after cellphones started having a feature that […]

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There comes a time in every child’s life when they still want 40 pounds of candy stuffed into an oversized pillowcase on Halloween night, but they don’t want mom and dad chaperoning them around a few neighborhoods to bring home the haul. I was about 11 or 12 when I decided I was too cool […]

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The government shutdown is over? I’m really going to miss the anarchy — fireballs falling from the heavens, hot lava spewing up from cracks in the earth, trees uprooting themselves, walking and then attacking us. Oh wait, I think I’m confusing anarchy with apocalypse. Now that I’ve got those two words figured out, here’s my […]

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I had just turned on my windshield wipers as the gentle pitter-patter of rain began to transform into a deluge last Wednesday evening on my way back from a Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting in Center City. After performing that routine task, my brain had a split second to notice something was amiss, but […]

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When this column goes on the Internet, I think I’ll tag it “weed,” “reefer,” “dope,” “ganja” and just about any other name I can think of for marijuana. Maybe I’ll also tag it “same-sex marriage,” “politics,” “Affordable Health Care Act” and “Roe v. Wade” just to see who might comment on it. Those tags should […]

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We all know at least one of them — those people who post cat photos all over their Facebook accounts and any other social media sites they frequent. They’d probably even put photos of their cats in newspapers, if they could. I swore I’d never be that type of person, but alas, here is a […]

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