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Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

1 day ago by Eric Johnson.

Finding the right Austin is a click away

Aside from the overall septic nature that is the internet, at its base it is a tool. It’s all the information you can ever want ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Unfamiliar feelings of Minnesota Twins hope

To understand this column, you are going to have to know a very relevant fact and that is: Jason Baskin is probably smarter than I ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

An overthinker’s guide to homebrewing

Perhaps one of my biggest overall flaws — aside from all the others, so settle down and put your hands down — is that I ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The rabbits are at the gates

It’s February. Of course I’m going to start thinking about my garden. I found myself drifting that way just the other day by posing a ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Three years with a furry alarm clock

Earlier this week I was awoken, as usual, earlier than I wanted to be by a chirp followed by a bratty whine. Upon opening my ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The mind is a funny and often dumb thing

Think about it. How many times have we walked into a kitchen, ready and intent on getting something to eat, only to forget why you ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The mad science of meadery

A number of years ago, I stood in the kitchen of Kevin and Jill Jones, watching Kevin mix a new batch of home-brewed wine for ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: LeMar was what community sports reporting should be

Like so many, I was saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Blooming Prairie sports reporter and retired educator LeMar Nelson earlier this month. ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Do I really have to do this? The holes aren’t that big

Often times in life, a person just has to step up and be an adult. Despite the overwhelming feeling of not wanting to do something, ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Four decades of stuff, or 40 years of playing with pencils

We are officially in 2020, which means that I have now officially been part of six decades. This is somewhat distressing as I’m only coming ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

A year of not learning ballet

I was about halfway through this column Saturday afternoon, intricately involved in a subject that was highly profound when I suddenly realized you wouldn’t believe ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: ‘A Christmas Pain,’ by Eric Johnson

Buster was naughty to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The Mower County Historical Society’s documents were signed by the volunteers themselves. ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: What was that? Where are the cats?

Anybody who has cats will recognize the sleep-jolting feeling that a retching cat can bring to the night. It starts subtly enough. Somewhere in the ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The annual Christmas wrestling match

The Christmas tree, the annual tradition of being manhandled by an already cut-down tree as you try to wrestle it through a door. The Christmas ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

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