Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

Yard wars: Let the battle begin

April 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

I stood on my front deck a few days ago (in between rain showers) and surveyed the aftermath of a long, snowy winter. And I thought to myself, “Oh, woe is me.”Over at our cluster of crab-apple trees, there’s the big branch a bear tore down ...

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When the student becomes the mentor

April 08, 2017 at 7:37 pm

On a blustery April day in 1979, I walked into the newspaper office in the resort town of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and sat down at my desk to begin what is now a 38-year career in journalism. I had worked for a couple of summers at my home...

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Is variety really the spice of life?

March 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

I’m a creature of habit.I have purchased the same kind of toothpaste — Crest regular paste — since I was old enough to buy toothpaste. Somehow it has become harder and harder to find my tried-and-true product among store shelves that are no...

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Going into the closet ... and coming out

March 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm

My daughter Heather’s old bedroom was transformed into a guest room years ago, but her closet had remained untouched, except to pile more stuff on top of so many layers of stuff that nothing short of an archaeological dig was going to uncov...

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Don’t let pet peeves turn to road rage

February 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

I don’t condone any type of road rage — or traffic tantrums as they’re also called — even if it’s as slight as shaking your finger at another driver. There’s no place for verbal insults or physical threats directed at a fellow motorist.That...

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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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