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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Gaining Daylight

     I stepped out of work the other night and noticed something unusual: There was still light in the sky. I checked my watch. It was 5:02 p.m.      The length of daylight is slowly increasing, and I say bring it on. We’re fully capable of functioning in the dark, but I think something…
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Keeping Warm

     In France, almost everyone wears a scarf when the weather is cool. It makes sense. Keeping your neck insulated is a good way to preserve body heat. You can lose a lot of heat from that area because arteries carrying a lot of blood pass close to the skin.     Scarves are just as…
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