…know When To Fold ’em

     We should have known, I suppose. After an evening of rain and two days of sub-zero cold and brutal wind chills, my 17-year-old son and I headed out to cross-country ski at Hartley Park. The trails have been groomed impeccably all winter on city trails, but we knew were pushing it. A quick…
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Wind

    As I sit here this evening, I can hear the wind roaring outside. A flick over to the National Weather Service site tells me the wind is blowing 29 miles per hour with gusts up to 40. I’m glad I’m not in a tent tonight.     Wind is just one more weather condition, one…
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Behind The Story

     Elsewhere on these news pages, you’ll see a story on David and Lisa Prusak, who at ages 50 and 47 are pulling up stakes and heading for a new life in Alaska. They have children who are 14 and 7. I chose to write that column because I think it’s the kind of…
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Best Trail Meals

    A few of my fellow bloggers here at the News Tribune rated their favorite local sandwiches in a recent feature for the printed version of our newspaper. These writers are the young and the hip, and their work appears on our "Duluth Current" blog. A fine bunch of good reporters and entertaining writers.…
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Nightlight

    The moon will be full Tuesday night, and I’m going to be out under it doing something. Walking. Snowshoeing. Skiing. Whatever seems right.     If you’ve been out the past couple of evenings in that brisk weather, you’ve already gotten a preview of Tuesday night’s full moon. The nearly full moon has thrown a soft…
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