Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

Runic inscriptions: ancient Post-it notes

October 06, 2019 at 3:00 am

Traveling through Norway was so much more wonderful than I ever imagined it would be, and it’s difficult to articulate exactly why.It was certainly great to bond with my older daughter as we navigated big cities and Nordic countryside. The ...

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Farmer’s Almanac predicts weather, with humor

September 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

Every year around the middle of September, a copy of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” arrives at the Daily Inter Lake office, addressed to me. I typically page through the longstanding publication that’s an alleged tried-and-true predictor of how...

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Oh, deer: a love/hate relationship

September 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

I knew it was a bad idea to create a new flower bed next to our house last spring, but I did it anyway.We downsized our front deck and something had to be done with the extra space. In hindsight some deer-resistant shrubs would have been th...

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Seeing an old farm in a new light

August 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

Sometimes, finding one’s “happy place” is as simple as rediscovering a backyard.Such was the case for my brother Rodney and his wife Sharon, who have spent all of their 30-plus years of married life on a second farm my father bought in the ...

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‘Norway in a Nutshell?’ You betcha!

July 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

I’m going to Norway in September with my adventure-seeking daughter (the one who currently is on a 1,000-mile road trip to the Arctic Ocean through the Northwest Territories) and I’ve been trying to put myself in a Norske state of mind.The ...

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Mom’s diaries chronicle minutia of life

July 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

I was in Minnesota for a week the end of May to spend time with family and make daily visits to my mother at the memory-care facility where she resides. One of the ongoing tasks has been to sort through the boxes of Mom’s stuff that have ac...

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The naked truth about nude recreation

June 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

I’m guessing there are plenty of Flathead folks who don’t know about Nude Recreation Week, a weeklong celebration in July that coincides with the second annual International Skinny Dip Day on July 13, when “bare bun fun runs” are among the ...

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Rotting cow skulls and other moving horror stories

June 09, 2019 at 3:00 am

Moving one’s earthly belongings from one place to another may be one of the worst tasks there is. It’s a slog no matter what, and sometimes it borders on unbearable.My younger daughter, her husband, my 3-year-old granddaughter and their two...

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Newspaper memories: hot wax and pica poles

May 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

Forty years ago this month, I walked into the Detroit Lakes Tribune and took my place in the newsroom of what was then the largest twice-weekly newspaper in Minnesota. It was my first job after graduating with a journalism degree.I wasn’t n...

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Self-sacrifice a big part of motherhood

May 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm

There must be a million quotes about mothers.“It’s the hardest job you’ll ever love.”“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.”“Being a mother is the highest paid job in the world, since the payment is in...

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