Author Archives: jimlindlauf

Watercolors

I try to get the watercolor paints out at least once a year in my Sunday School class. The kids always enjoy using them, and as a teacher I can use the project to fill a little time when we … Continue reading

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The Augustana Rainbow

1997 was a year that Grand Forks will never forget. When the flood of the millennium ravaged our city, everything in its path was either damaged or destroyed. Augustana Lutheran, the little church in downtown Grand Forks that I call … Continue reading

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American Sniper

Sue and I enjoyed a stop at River Cinema this evening to see “American Sniper.” The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a biographical account of Chris Kyle, a decorated Navy Seal who served four tours of duty in Iraq. … Continue reading

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Dedicated Runners

It’s January 17th, a Saturday, and my alarm wakes me at 6AM. I get dressed and go downstairs to let the dogs out and am greeted by a blizzard; there’s heavy snow and a howling Northwest wind is severely reducing … Continue reading

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Celebrating Bison Football in Grand Forks

Only two states have fewer people than North Dakota. Only one state is colder. In terms of national relevance, few would consider North Dakota important for much of anything. To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield; “We don’t get no respect!” While this … Continue reading

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Running Circles at the UND Wellness Center

It’s the time of year to be nostalgic. I ran 105 laps today around the UND Wellness Center, equivalent to 13.1 miles, a distance commonly known as a half marathon. This distance isn’t a big deal for me anymore, but … Continue reading

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2014 Year of Running Review

I began running in June of 2009, when I was 45 years old. Now, more than 5 years later, I’m still running, and more importantly, I’m still improving, with 2014 being my best year yet. So, what did this 6th … Continue reading

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New Rivals for the Bison

Another Saturday edition of the Grand Forks Herald, and another little jab at Bison Football from the Herald’s Sports Editor Wayne Nelson… “Debate in Fargo this week centers on NDSU students not using their full allotment of tickets. That’s surprising … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Marathon 2014

I completed Grandma’s Marathon in late June, and after taking it easy for a week, started training again for the Twin Cities Marathon on October 5. My first week was highlighted by an emergency root canal, followed by a 5K … Continue reading

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2014 Wild Hog 5K

We started back in early July; inviting people to join Red River Runners and take part in our Beginner’s Running Group (BRG). We met for the first week at Lincoln Park with about 15 interested people showing up. We walked … Continue reading

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