Kerri Thoreson

Creating a wonderful life through his artwork

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Terry Lee ended 2018 with a blank canvas, and a big blank canvas it was — 6 feet wide and 9 feet tall. Two days after Christmas, Terry began to bring the canvas to life with the tools of the artists’ trade, brushes and paint. Over the next ...

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Bring on the new year … please!

January 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m an admitted cock-eyed optimist by nature, but as 2018 ended I found myself looking back thinking, “What the heck was THAT?”It’s hard to recall a year that was personally more challenging and difficult. In January I found myself enmeshed...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Here’s to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Here’s to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Lifelong Santa lights the way to Christmas

December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the fourteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s impossible not to be moved by the wonderful spirit of giving and generosity for over a hundred local youngsters and their families during the annual Holidays and Heroes event. It’s a huge event that requires months of planning and logi...

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Real trees at Christmas are gift that’s renewable

December 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mica Flats farmer and rancher Sherry Mundt shared a perspective of real versus artificial trees that I thought interesting. Some people simply don’t like the hassle of real trees, which do require care through the holiday season. She also k...

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Riding the rails for holiday adventure

November 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Trains, planes and automobiles ... we’ve now added Amtrak to our mode of travel to see family and friends in North Dakota. When my husband and I planned a Thanksgiving visit with our oldest daughter in Reserve, Mont., (about 10 miles from t...

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Christmas lights and counting blessings

November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! A favorite quote that’s particularly appropriate in this season of thankfulness: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F....

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Gift of celebrating life with the living

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

From Main Street 12/6/17: “When Amy Bartoo throws a retirement party, she does it up right. Her husband, Gary, was feted at a celebration of his 40-year career in physical therapy on Sunday afternoon at the Lake City Center. I’m not sure th...

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