Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

Planes, phones and real conversation

June 03, 2018 at 3:00 am

I just got back from a few days in Minnesota and, as youíre reading this, Iím in Michiganís Upper Peninsula for my nieceís wedding. Then a week after that we hop on a plane again to head to our daughterís wedding in Alaska.All of this time ...

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Storytelling grabs the next generation

May 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I come from a long line of storytellers.My paternal grandfather came to America from Norway in the early 1900s and lived with us on the farm during my entire childhood. He would tell us stories about what life was like in Norway, describing...

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ĎThe times, they are a changiní for retail

April 22, 2018 at 9:11 am

Itís been a week of big business news in the Flathead, topped by the looming closure of our spacious, refurbished Herbergerís store in Kalispell Center Mall. A lot of friends in my age group are lamenting the loss.Herbergerís is a shopping ...

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Elderberry elixir: the cure for what ails us?

March 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

A co-worker of mine from the early 1980s sent me an intriguing email the other day. I hadnít heard from him for years, but he remembered my Minnesota connection and sent me a copy of an article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune he knew woul...

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Whatís a quinzee? Now I know

February 24, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Ole Netteberg, an effervescent fellow Scandinavian from Minnesota, sat down beside me at a Whitefish Planning Board meeting not long ago and asked if Iíd ever heard of a quinzee.ďA what?Ē I asked.ďA quinzee,Ē he repeated.ďCanít say that I h...

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Pressureís on to use Instant Pot

February 11, 2018 at 3:00 am

Let me preface this confession by saying my husband is a very thoughtful gift giver. Sure, his gifts tend toward kitchen gadgetry, and their might be a slight ulterior motive in his selections since he likes to dabble with cooking, but that...

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2018: Year of the Ďice capadesí

January 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

I seem to be preoccupied with ice this year.This may have something to do with the fact that in just five short months my daughter is getting married on a slab of ice, aka Matanuska Glacier, in Alaska. Iím busy making sure all of the family...

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Meet the new grammar ĎSuperpowerí ó North Dakota

January 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

Oh, North Dakota, I have long defended your good name from those who would besmirch it. I always take your side, North Dakota, even though Iím from that much better and prettier state to the east (i.e. Minnesota).When people tell me North D...

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A reminder to live each day with purpose

December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am

So here we are at the threshold of a new year once again ó out with the old and in with the new. With 2018 just hours away itís customary to pause and remember, whether with joy or sadness, what has happened over the past year.Itís been a m...

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New trend is raising eyebrows

December 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

Beauty trends are a fickle thing. They come and go, from the beehive hairdo of the 1960s to the body piercing fettish of the í90s and beyond.If youíre up on your beauty advice, then you know all about Christmas tree eyebrows. Yes, you heard...

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