Derrick Knutson
As I’m typing this column, occasionally looking down at my keyboard, there’s something that’s starting to become ever more visible on the periphery of my vision. It’s the hair growing on my upper lip. Normally, I don’t let my facial hair get long enough to be visible to myself without a mi...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 somethin...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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