Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

LYNNETTE HINTZE: Grandparenting can quickly become an obsession

January 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

I think I might be addicted to my granddaughter.This occurred to me the other night over a glass of wine with friends, during which I confessed I had encouraged my daughter (all right, I begged her) to text me more photos and video clips of...

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A deep and abiding respect for winter

January 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

As I filled up my gas tank earlier this week before the deep freeze descended upon the Flathead, Dad’s voice was drumming in my head. “Always have a full gas tank in the winter, especially when it’s below zero,” he had advised on numerous o...

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Where on earth is peace?

December 25, 2016 at 3:00 am

In the early 1990s when I was working at the Hungry Horse News, a huge semi-truck came through Columbia Falls and ripped away the “Peace” sign tethered between two light poles on U.S. 2, carrying the town’s banner with it down the road.I wr...

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Cauliflower craze won’t affect lefse production

November 27, 2016 at 3:45 am

Now hear this, foodies. There is no way cauliflower is ever going to taste like mashed potatoes, rice or pizza crust, in my humble opinion. This albino crucifer has moved into the top spot as the “it” food for 2016. “It’s the new kale of 2...

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Extraordinary women are all around us

November 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

How extraordinary that the 100th anniversary of the election of the United States’ first woman to hold federal office — our very own Jeannette Rankin — coincided almost to the day of our recent presidential election. Rankin was elected to ...

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COLUMN: Toilet paper with a purpose? I’m in

October 30, 2016 at 4:00 am

I love a good entrepreneurial idea, and when it benefits a nonprofit organization trying to make a difference, all the better. This week I stumbled upon two such endeavors and had to marvel at the ingenuity of these young millennials who j...

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COLUMN: Just say no to useless baby products

October 16, 2016 at 4:00 am

Our granddaughter Marlena’s first birthday is just days away, so I’m doing what any self-respecting grandma would do. I’m scouring local children’s department and toy stores to find the perfect gift. Correction, make that gifts, plural. Sh...

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COLUMN: Unsung leader of newsroom meets his last deadline

September 25, 2016 at 5:30 am

On Friday we bid a fond farewell to Inter Lake Assistant Managing Editor Scott Crandell, who headed out of the newsroom and into retirement after 26 years here. Many of you won’t recognize his name unless you’ve noticed the fine print on o...

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A story of love and loss

September 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

Every September when Suicide Prevention Awareness Month rolls around, I wonder if this will be the year I share my own story of loss to suicide. And every year I say no, it’s not time yet, and tuck that pain and loss back into the deepest t...

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COLUMN: It’s a dog’s life for Minnesota mayor

August 28, 2016 at 7:00 am

Politics in Minnesota have gone to the dogs.The tiny village of Cormorant, located between Upper and Big Cormorant lakes just a short drive from where I grew up, has re-elected Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, to his third term as mayor. ...

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