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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
Updated at 10:39 AM

Funeral homes are weird, and death makes you see things in weird new ways.The director at the home for my mom’s funeral a few weeks ago asked us to select prayer cards, but most of them were more religious than she was. She was more attuned to another guy born on Dec. 25, Jimmy Buffett, so we sat in the funeral home looking up Buffett lyrics and sobbing like goofy fools.

Updated at 10:31 AM

Back in July, somewhere north of Denver, I lost my autonomous-car virginity and then enthusiastically reported on the experience here.

Posted at 10:30 AM

Minnesota's $38 million contract with a vendor to run its online proficiency testing system is encountering glitches that have school officials worried ahead of the spring testing season.

Updated at 10:02 AM

The Times' Newsroom Staff weighs in on their top five things they'd like to see happen this week locally or around the world

Updated at 10:01 AM

I remember a time when New Year’s Eve meant trying to figure out if I was going to have a party or where I was going to celebrate. Over the years, I stayed home more often, perhaps inviting a few couples over for dinner. As midnight came closer,...

Posted at 10:00 AM

Minnesota lawmakers who have long put off large-scale changes to the state's treatment program for sex offenders are under even more pressure to act this session, as a federal judge could soon rule on whether the program is constitutional.

Updated at 9:58 AM

The Crookston High School Pop Choir was one of four high school choirs that performed for Digi-Keys employee Christmas dinner at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Updated at 9:53 AM

Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Year’s Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.

Updated at 9:53 AM

Note to readers: The Crookston ECI periodically submits articles it feels are especially useful to parents and families. This is the ECI’s December submission.

Updated at 9:46 AM

Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusetts’ governor’s pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.

Updated at 9:40 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

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