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 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Word things – another casualty of 2020

I don’t remember not loving words. I could read and write before I entered school. Granted, it was pretty rudimentary stuff – because, y’know, I’m clever, but I’m not... — Updated 11/20/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bear Paw Winter Sports about to open

Anyone who wants to hit the slopes this winter, but is lacking the gear to do it, can rent seasonal equipment from Bear Paw Winter Sports in Havre. Operated by volunteers from Bear... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The mad, mad world of things and stuff

A May 31, 2017, headline on NBCNews.com says, “One in Four Americans Has a Clutter Problem.” I know that’s true because my husband and I are related to every last one of ones... — Updated 11/13/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Two arrested after car chase runs through Havre

Hill County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit after attempting Monday at 10:45 a.m. to stop a Silver Dodge Ram 1500 with North Dakota plates that had be... — Updated 11/10/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Patience is virtually non-existent at this point

Welcome to Friday, the 136th day of November, 2020, a mere 227 days after Tuesday’s 2020 election, and — as I write this in the wee hours of the morning — we are still... — Updated 11/6/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Montana Farmers Union and Northern teaming up in unique venture

Montana Farmers Union has announced it is partnering with Montana State University-Northern to develop the country’s first-ever meat processing curriculum, which will teach meat... — Updated 10/31/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

2020 - the mildewy wet-blanket of years

Since 2020 has proven to be about as funny as a pratfall that lands in an actual tiger trap, I’ve felt a little flinchy about humor, like my timing is off just a bit and I... — Updated 10/30/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Each of us defines our own success in life

What is it with kids these days? These teenagers have been taking their game up a notch and it doesn’t matter if I compare teen-me or adult-me to them, I’m left nursing my... — Updated 10/24/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Little Britches Rodeo set for this weekend

Hi-Line Rodeo Team 2020 Big Sky Little Britches Rodeo mini-circuit is this weekend at the Great Northern Fairgrounds with the first of three weekends’ worth of youth rodeo coming... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: A round of applause for the winners

I love the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are a satiric spoof of the renowned Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Nobel Prizes — but I watched the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: How can I help you? Or not

To be fair, my husband and I both knew it was just a courtesy when I offered to run to town with him to help find and fill out some paperwork because I’m about as attentive and... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It really is the best medicine

Human expression is different from other more biological responses like sweating when we’re nervous, which is a primal response of the fight or flight kind. Probably the most... — Updated 10/3/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: With deepest sorrow …

Early this week my husband and I had to say goodbye to the best dog ever. Cooper was complex, unceasingly faithful, funny, a bit of jerk, neurotic, sweet and adored by many fans... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

It's just my annual fall thing

“I looooove fall. It’s my faaaavorite time of year ... all the colors, the cool temps, the blah blah blah.” If words were one-hundreds — $100 bills that is — I could... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Four-legged family is still family

According to current popular standards, I should be referring to my animals as “fur-babies,” but we don’t share that kind of relationship. My critters aren’t my children and... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: The Earth as we know it ... or not

Contrary to my grade school learnin’, Europeans of the Middle Ages did not think that Earth was flat only to be proven wrong by one Christopher Columbus, no, the Flat Earthers... — Updated 9/4/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Bear sightings in Bear Paws

The Chippewa Cree Tribe Natural Resources Department has issued a warning to the public about black bear sightings in the Bear Paw Mountains. Officials said people have reported... — Updated 9/1/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's about words, all the way down

I stumbled across an old bookmark on my web browser to a 2014 article about 69 words and phrases General Motors executives told employees not to use in descriptions of GM... — Updated 8/28/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

Some things don't need too much innovation

I’ve never been there, but I always imagine Tokyo to be a classy city, but I have to say that the city planners have come up with possibly the worst idea in modern history:... — Updated 8/21/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Local

Rodeo action set for this weekend

Rodeo fans wanting to take in some rodeo action this weekend can find events featuring adult and youth competitors at the Great Northern Fairgrounds Saturday, and spectators are... — Updated 8/21/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Misappropriation is a global issue

Canada, land of polite people and popular beer, among other magical things, has for the past two years also been home to one of the most unfortunately and rudely named beers on the... — Updated 8/14/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: Pauline and the strange and perfect beauty in imperfection

An Austrian tourist in Italy is facing the ire of museum officials and possible charges after damaging a 200-year-old plaster sculpture while taking a selfie with it at the... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40 - No lions and tigers, just bears on the brain

Black bears in the Bear Paws. Grizzly bears on the plains — one of them that mauled a guy near Choteau. Bears, you can’t predict them. I should be using my brain to go over the... — Updated 7/31/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

You are not who you think you are

I just wanted to do a little research, to be healthy and now I don’t even know myself anymore. Of course, I already knew that all living organism, including humans, live in a... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion

View from the North 40: It's a land-locked pirate's life, if ye seek it

I know what you’re thinking, because I’ve been thinking it, too: What this pandemic — and, frankly, all of 2020 — needs is a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Someone alread... — Updated 7/17/2020

 

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