The Badger Community Heritage Wall – How a Public Art Project Tells the True Story of One Rural Community

(Published in the October 3, 2017 issue of the Warroad Pioneer) A century from now, our descendants will travel the widened yet familiar section of Highway 11 that runs at a diagonal from Lake of the Woods to the North Dakota border. When they reach the small but thriving community of Badger, someone in the […]

A Hurricane of Support

(Published in the September 5th Warroad Pioneer) Something beautiful happened at The Angle this past weekend, this whole past summer, in fact. Our little one-room school house was in need, and people showed up en masse to donate and volunteer. Thanks to District 690 and construction company NW Angle Services, the building finally got a […]

The Goings On of School Kids and Grown Ups

(Published Tuesday, May 30 in the Warroad Pioneer) Last week was a busy one at The Angle before the holiday weekend even started. The Angle Ladies Adventure Society, with leaders Bre Gjovik and Sara Magoon, finished painting the new northernmost point landmark, a project sponsored by Lake of the Woods County Commissioners and organized by […]

Explaining “Northerly Park” – Part 1

Column 26 Published in the May 10, 2016 issue of the Warroad Pioneer   The Angle was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The long-running program’s Lee Cowan made the trip to The Angle, interviewed a few locals, went fishing and filmed all the usual spots. It’s a six-minute video glimpse into the quaint and […]

Our feathers don’t dictate our flock

  For the last many weeks, I’ve watched the birds gather for their long migrations south. The northern flickers, Canadian geese, black birds, winter wrens and even trumpeter swans know without knowing to gather together in times of transition. It is born into them that isolation is unsafe and unnatural at these critical life junctures. […]