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You all, being from here, know just what I mean when I say Yooper Scooper. I do, too — now. There was a time, though, when the word Yooper and…

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While I empathize with Ashland residents who now will have to pony up an extra $20 when they pay for license plates, I also can’t help but fee…

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Attending the Drummond Lumberjills-South Shore Cardinals girls basketball game Tuesday in Drummond, I was struck by a few things. Most notably…

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We have just begun the second week of January and it seems apropos that we pause to consider how we are doing. This is a Saturday morning, min…

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As we recently reported, Bayfield and Ashland counties are due to get several hundred thousand dollars, spaced out over several years, in the …

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Sitting beside the fire, buried beneath almost two feet of snow, snowbound in January. Could be more, could be less. I’d say it’s just about r…

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New Year, New ME! I’m going to get more…. I’m going to be more…

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Here we are at the beginning of another year. Surely if there ever was a time to pause and take stock this morning would be it. We have just f…

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There is darkness these days; and the coming of the light. Late in this evening of the year we feel the heavy, long nights crawl, creep, slip …

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I grew up going up north. We lived in Sheboygan and vacationed near Three Lakes on the Chain of Lakes. When I was 10 years old, one of my uncl…

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Only a handful of days ago I noticed a somewhat large brown bird suddenly sweeping in to the big white birch tree at our lot line down the hil…

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Early morning winter light in soft hues of slate gray and hints of blue illuminates the stoic darkness of the pines and highlights the contras…

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Christmas is over. Our piles of gifts unwrapped. Did anyone get a selfie stick for Christmas? Those were all the rage for awhile; I may be beh…

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This time of year lends itself to reminiscing of times past. We are only a few weeks away from the end of our calendar year, and the more impo…

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I just received the sweetest message from my sister: she found a Christmas Eve service that Ringo, our dog, can attend. Ringo has some serious…

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Back when I started in this business almost 35 years ago, reporters spent a lot of time hanging out in bars, cafes, coffee shops and parks.

Everything I know, I learned from Frank Sinatra. Well, not everything. But lots. Hey, it’s Christmastime, again — sparkly stars, twinkling lig…

‘Tis the season! This is the time of year when we take time to celebrate with loved ones, friends and our community. We often pause and reflec…

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Hailey Olby, the Ashland hockey player featured with friends Trista Bolz and Mikayla Bigo Tuesday’s “A friendship forged on ice” story, has so…

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Every now and then something happens in this big world that causes us to pause and raise our eyes to the distant horizon. We stop whatever we …

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What is beneath the snow, under those soft flakes? Hard to tell, now, as the inches quickly accumulate before my eyes. Dry leaves, dirt, felle…

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Just over 15 years ago, when I was editorial page editor of a newspaper in central Wisconsin, our organization held its annual convention in K…

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Sitting here as the weather bottoms out to below zero — don’t even talk to me about wind chill — I’m struck by a single thought: there are ath…

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