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Columns

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

Updated 5 months ago

Young wildlife, just leave them alone

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

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Swing your partner round and round…

Square dancing was a rite of passage in middle school.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
An unusual natural feature

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

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 4 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 4 months ago
The cruelty of nature

My vegetable garden kills wildlife.

Updated 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The old basement

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

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 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.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
God bless the USA

How fortunate we are to live in the USA, Montana and the Flathead Valley.

Updated 5 months ago
A (former) room with a view

Having worked from home the previous eight months, coming back to the office at the beginning of June has taken some adjustment.