Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

Pressure’s 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 ‘ice capades’

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. I’m busy making sure all of the family...

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Meet the new grammar ‘Superpower’ — 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 I’m 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 — out with the old and in with the new. With 2018 just hours away it’s customary to pause and remember, whether with joy or sadness, what has happened over the past year.It’s 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 ’90s and beyond.If you’re up on your beauty advice, then you know all about Christmas tree eyebrows. Yes, you heard...

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A mother-in-law who was always ‘fine’

December 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

My mother-in-law spent her last hours on earth much like she spent her life, surrounded by the love and lively banter of her children and their families.We rushed over to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, two weeks ago after learning her health was rap...

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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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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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Martin Luther’s big day — ‘nailed it!’

October 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

Oct. 31 is a big day for the Lutheran Church.It’s been 500 years — a half a millennium — since a rather feisty German monk named Martin Luther published and nailed his 95 theses on the door of the “castle church” in Wittenberg, Germany, and...

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Planning a wedding in the Last Frontier

October 07, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Amid all the tragic news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas and despair following hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico and other places, our family was thrilled to have some great news to celebrate.Our daughter Heather got engaged at Crow Pa...

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