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SAM COOK: It was a routine Wednesday evening drive home. November. Dark. I noticed, as I tried to merge into traffic, that a shiny SUV in the nearest lane was veering toward me into the merge lane. I found that a little strange.
Friday, November, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: The regulars begin arriving shortly after the shop opens at 6 a.m. Earl Jahr takes his place on a stool by the fishing line. Ward Poppenberg heads straight for the coffee pot. The rest stand with their backs to the minnow tanks or lean on a counter.
Sunday, November, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
Sam Cook column: I knew we had made the full transition to a new season when I saw the beige stocking cap hanging in a young maple last weekend.
Friday, November, 08, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I am trying to cope with the darkness that seems to wrap itself around us as October ebbs into November.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The yellow dog was ahead of us on the old logging trail, and when I came around a bend, I could see she was on point. She will do that with pheasants and grouse.
Friday, October, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Sun-up in North Dakota. I’ve got McClusky in my rearview mirror, just over the dog kennel where a yellow Lab sleeps.
Sunday, October, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
Sam Cook column: The hinterland is somewhere far from home, preferably where there is at least a mile between houses as the redtail flies, where the nighttime landscape is dappled with a handful of yard lights below and about a million stars above. And with good people, who still have time to visit.
Friday, October, 18, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: The bride is dancing now, dancing with the man she has vowed to spend her life with. She looks beautiful on her wedding night, blond hair spilling down in curly tendrils, blue eyes glinting in the DJ’s lights.
Friday, October, 11, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: You raise these kids to think independently, and doggone if they don’t become independent thinkers.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The U.S. government shutdown has affected federal agencies in the Northland in a number of ways, but many key services will continue to function, officials announced today.
Tuesday, October, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
It’s the season many of us rarely see, the one in which bow hunters, clad head to toe in camouflage, slip silently into the woods. They climb a tree, something most of us have forgotten about since childhood, and sit on a tiny platform high above the ground.
Sunday, September, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
SAM COOK: At 95, Harriet Schwenk of Lakeside still is tending her flower garden and mowing her lawn whenever she can beat one of the neighbors to it.
Friday, September, 27, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Although the deer bore no visible wounds, it was clear from the way her hind legs were splayed that she had been hit hard in the hind quarters by the passing car. She was going to die, probably right there.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The first time this reporter saw Har Mar Superstar performing live, it was about 10 years ago at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill in Minneapolis, where he was the opening act for sludge-metal greats The Melvins.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Entertainment
Sam Cook column: I’m not particularly proud of the fact that a perfect toss means so much to me. I just can’t help it.
Friday, September, 06, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I would love to have been with bear researcher Karen Noyce that day in June when she last saw Bear No. 56 alive.
Friday, August, 30, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: When I saw last week that Duluth’s Dr. Art Aufderheide had died, I felt a pang of sadness. I had come to know Aufderheide a bit over the years, not as well as many people knew him, but enough to know what a wonderful man he was.
Friday, August, 23, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: My day had hardly begun, and already I faced a decision. I was cleaning up after a morning run, and I was operating from a soap deficit.
Friday, August, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Northern pike, in walleye-crazy Minnesota, get a bad rap. They smell bad. The little ones are pesky and annoying. Some walleyes purists don’t even want a northern in the boat. Bad karma. But catching one pike changed our whole canoe trip.
Sunday, August, 11, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Outdoors
Sam Cook column: It was beautiful out in the Canadian bush. Loons calling in the night, a bull moose swimming across a bay. Now we face the clean-up, the put-away, the return to what some call the “real world.” It is, at least, the inevitable world.
Friday, August, 09, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News