Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

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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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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