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Honorary Commanders Are Friends For Life

Honorary Commanders Are Friends For Life

I was assigned my Honorary Commander just before COVID, which pretty much curtailed any public events on the Minot Air Force Base. I can remember our first Military Affairs zoom meeting, then MAC Chair Randy Hauck made mention of the many new Honorary Commanders that...

Jacket Weather Perspective

Jacket Weather Perspective

“It’s 33, do you think I’ll be too hot if I wear my ski jacket?” This is the question I asked my husband over the weekend when we decided to go tubing. The weather was too nice to pass up." “Nah. I think you’ll be okay. You can always take it off if it’s too much,” he...

The Electric Chair

The Electric Chair

A goal of all writers is, or should be, to attract attention. Some of us have devised clever ways to do that. Hence the headline, the “Electric Chair.” But wait, I am not all deception here. This is not one of those “gotcha” gimmicks where you have to read a bunch of...

Critters in our midst…

Critters in our midst…

Do you suppose there is scientific evidence as to why unusual animals are showing up in parts of North Dakota, or is it pure coincidence? The most obvious of these would be mountain lions, sometimes called cougars or pumas. There was a time not so long ago that any...

Honorary Commanders Are Friends For Life

A View From Our Side: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The recent weather pattern of dense fog and mist have certainly left some amazing photographic opportunities. The lack of wind has given us ample time to get out with our cameras and cell phones and capture scenes of ice coated trees, bushes, and other structures such...

Critters in our midst…

Upside Down Under: Does technology make us lazy?…

After going through a couple of major technological changes in my journalism career as well as other changes observed, I have to wonder if it’s is making us lazy? And since the pandemic, work at home has become “a thing.” People who have the right jobs don’t even go...

A View From Our Side: You Just Have To Chuckle

A View From Our Side: You Just Have To Chuckle

Over the weekend my wife and I were watching a local weather report, which of course is one of the most popular forms of entertainment on television, second only to Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy; and as we always do on Sunday night, pay particular attention to the long...

She’s Not From Around Here: Northern Hospitality

She’s Not From Around Here: Northern Hospitality

Tears of self-pity leaked slowly from my eyes, down my cheek, and onto my pillow. Just a few days after Christmas, I found myself curled up in a tight ball on my bed in the middle of the afternoon—trying to hide from “one of those days.” Little things, like a morning...

Upside Down Under: The forgotten Sioux tribes…

Upside Down Under: The forgotten Sioux tribes…

During the 1860s the Civil War took priority for nearly all Americans. It tore the nation apart for the better part of four years and left wounds that lasted for decades. But the Civil War wasn’t the only history happening at that time. Dakota Territory was...

Neighborhood Safety: Winter Driving

Neighborhood Safety: Winter Driving

Due to Minot’s difficult weather conditions and having the presence of large equipment, safe driving techniques are essential for traveling the winter landscape both on and off-base. In addition to harsh elements, drivers also need to be on the lookout for snow...

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