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Columns

Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Young wildlife, just leave them alone

It’s not uncommon for well-meaning people to pick up deer fawns or other wildlife.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Elk management a hot debate

So, with great elk hunting, what are the issues that cause heated discussions? In just four words, availability of bull elk.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
COLUMN: Crosstown foes start football anew

There’s a new coach on one side of town, the dean of AA football coaches on the other, and Alex Cummings and Grady Bennett have something in common: They’re going to be starting a passel of sophomores.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A sentimental final journey to Montana

As we made plans last spring for my mother’s funeral, we were lucky enough to find a florist in Cincinnati who was able to provide flowers as Covid-19 closed businesses and the availability and transport of myria...

Updated 2 months ago
Swing your partner round and round…

Square dancing was a rite of passage in middle school.

Updated 2 months ago
An unusual natural feature

One such unusual natural featue is where natural water flows across the continental divide.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Company’s a comin’

I’ve been spending the better part of every weekend lately preparing for family and friends who are flying out for a week from three different places in the country.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hometown history had an English twist

My little hometown of Hawley, Minnesota, has begun the planning for its sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) in 2022, and there’s already buzz on social media about the celebration.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The cruelty of nature

My vegetable garden kills wildlife.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Big Sky, big bands — and a big, hot sun

When headliner Jason Isbell sang his single “Be Afraid” from his 2020 “Reunions” album at the 2021 Under the Big Sky Festival in Whitefish, I thought this could be the soundtrack of my weekend.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Late summer patterns take effect on waterways

If you are venturing out anywhere on a river, stream or small lake, you will need to watch for restrictions and closures.

Updated 3 months ago
Sticks in a parking lot: life goes on for AK gulls

The saga of seagulls unabashedly laying eggs and raising their chicks in a TV station parking lot in Anchorage, Alaska, recently caught my interest when my daughter Heather started retweeting posts from her forme...

Updated 3 months ago
Northwest Montana is a boater's paradise

Northwest Montana has more than its fair share of lakes and streams ideally suited for recreation use.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
The old basement

When I was a kid in Ohio, the stairs to our basement led to a recreational oasis.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Summer fishing in full swing

There are a lot of lakes in our area that really offer the best of both worlds for someone looking to fish all day.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Selling home, sweet home

My brothers and I gathered on our computer screens via Zoom a couple of weeks ago to begin the arduous task of deciding what to do with our 350-acre farm in Minnesota.