Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

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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How to be cool — or not

July 01, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Let’s face it. After a certain point in every person’s life, it’s difficult to be “cool.” In a newsroom full of 20-somethings these days, I am reminded daily that I am one of the oldest people on the staff still pounding out stories.Sure, I...

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Moving Mom: So many questions; no easy answers

June 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

“Why do I have to move?” was the question Mom kept asking, but not understanding three weeks ago as we made the transition from her apartment to a memory-care facility.Mom’s memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease had been on a plateau for sev...

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Slow TV: A Norwegian broadcasting phenomenon

May 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

Leave it to the Norwegians to come up with a successful antidote to today’s fast-paced life.Norway’s state broadcasting station NRK pioneered Slow TV about eight years ago. It’s a show that explores various topics in real-time. The station ...

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Garden train project stumps local woman

May 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

We get all kinds of questions here at the Daily Inter Lake.What time does the band concert start tonight?Can I get a copy of my grandmother’s obituary? I have her name and know she died sometime in the 1950s, I think.What’s that building go...

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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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