Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

‘The times, they are a changin’ for retail

April 22, 2018 at 9:11 am

It’s been a week of big business news in the Flathead, topped by the looming closure of our spacious, refurbished Herberger’s store in Kalispell Center Mall. A lot of friends in my age group are lamenting the loss.Herberger’s 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 hadn’t 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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What’s 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 I’d ever heard of a quinzee.“A what?” I asked.“A quinzee,” he repeated.“Can’t say that I h...

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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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