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Pancakes and Boston Marathon Finishers

Red River Runners holds a pancake breakfast each spring to celebrate all of the training miles members put in training for their various races. Runners in Grand Forks have many different ways of dealing with the harsh winters and we … Continue reading

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2015 Boston Marathon

Running is a competitive sport, but unlike many other sports, runners compete primarily against themselves rather than against others. This type of competition rarely leads to hated rivalries like those that form within other sports, but instead leads to a … Continue reading

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Perfectly Healthy?!

Everyone dreads going into see the doctor for their annual physical, right? We all know what we should be doing, and we resent our doctor telling us what we already know. You should lose weight. You should quit smoking. You … Continue reading

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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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