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‘Real Norwegians Eat Lutefisk’

November 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

Not long ago I had a cryptic phone message from Cheryl at Bookworks in Whitefish. She had a book for me to pick up. She thought I’d really enjoy it; that was it.I stopped at the bookstore the following Saturday morning, and sure enough, she...

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Get it done for J.B. Stone, the indomitable ‘human test rat and raconteur extraordinaire’

November 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

A press release from Sen. Jon Tester that I received last Tuesday held some apparent good news for a small group of veterans who have been fighting a private war against the Pentagon for three or four decades.Tester introduced a bill in Mar...

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TERRY COLUMN: State football deserving of a celebration

November 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

Northwest Montana will host a pair of state championships this weekend. It’s a huge accomplishment for both Columbia Falls and Eureka, and if last year is any indication, the communities from both towns will show out in droves to support th...

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Patient shares heartfelt thanks

November 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

From the sound of his letter dated Oct. 3, Orlo Thoen of Bigfork didn’t realize he wouldn’t be heading directly home after a recent catherization procedure at Kalispell Regional Medical Center; until Dr. Nathan Hall determined the clogged s...

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Jim Oliverson more than deserving of the title of Great Chief

November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Jim Oliverson was named Great Chief by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, and as was to be expected in a man of true greatness, he was humble, self-effacing and somewhat shocked in accepting the award.I’m happy that I was ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Close to the final goal

November 08, 2017 at 9:55 pm

There’s one more game and possibly the biggest challenge of the season left before the state championship game. That’s the case for a pair of local teams, both looking to host the most coveted game of the season next week. Columbia Falls is...

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One-room schools an important piece of American history

November 04, 2017 at 7:36 pm

When I was about 4 or 5, my mother got a call one day from her sister — Auntie “Do-Do” (Doris), who was calling from the telephone that had just been installed in the one-room schoolhouse in northern Minnesota where she was the lone teacher...

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JFK murder is a mirror maze that won’t be solved by a few more documents

November 04, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Last week we came close to a milestone as President Trump released all but the last few hundred public documents related to the Kennedy assassination.Considering that the assassination took place 54 years ago, and we live in what is touted ...

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TERRY COLUMN: Last chance at a first impression

November 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

Brock Osweiler’s second chance has arrived.It might be his last one. The 2009 Flathead High grad is getting another shot at the Denver Broncos starting quarterback job this weekend, taking over for Trevor Siemian, who has thrown two touchdo...

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The magic of ‘three’

October 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Good things come in threes for runner Theresa Pitts. You may recall my earlier column regarding the Kalispell mom who launched her marathon career at the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon in June in Helena while pushing a triple stroller contain...

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