Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

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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Disasters take their toll on the soul

September 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Does anyone else out there have disaster fatigue?If the Montana fire season wasn’t enough of a natural disaster already this year, three hurricanes have ravaged entire nations and two sizable earthquakes have left Mexico in shambles. All th...

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Smoke doesn’t cloud flatlanders’ fun

September 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

My youngest brother Wayne and his wife Becky are making their way back to Minnesota today on Amtrak after spending 10 days in the Flathead Valley.It’s their first anniversary on this very day, a year since they tied the knot at the Stave Ch...

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Robots and reporting: a shift toward AI

August 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm

I watched a morning TV news show a couple of weeks ago about artificial intelligence that was fascinating as it showed all of the automation that already exists — robots making pizza and all kinds of other things. It’s no secret robots have...

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Time for a refresher of ‘Rules of Civility’

July 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t shake my head at the headlines — both local and national — of people behaving badly.We’re living in a time when it has become commonplace to openly bash each other online, or literally bash each other in ca...

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‘Ain’t no sunshine’ for this fair lass

July 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm

I don’t do well in the sun. This is because my Nordic heritage makes me one step removed from being declared an albino. I don’t tan, never have. Instead I turn different shades of a hue I like to call fish-belly white.Most of the time my fa...

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