Christmas Memories

Growing up, Christmas time in the Froemming household was always interesting. We had a good stretch of years where Dec. 24 always guaranteed some relative or another would make some sort of scene. I once shared this story in the Worthington Daily Globe, but I don’t think I shared it for my Off The Record…
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Black Friday

Throngs of people trample over one another in a desperate battle of winning a prize. No, this is not the premise of “The Hunger Games” or “Battle Royal;” this is the jaw-dropping tradition called Black Friday. It is such an frightening day, it sounds literally like the title of a Black Sabbath album. I have…
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From Bemidji To Worthington: Photobomb Edition

In September, I visited a town I lived in for two years before I ventured to the north. It was a long drive from Bemidji to Worthington, but it was worth it. I visited my old haunts and my former newspaper, The Daily Globe (both the Bemidji Pioneer and the Daily Globe are owned by…
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Video Stores

Video stores are being knocked down faster than Sonny Liston in his second match with Ali. Brutally and swiftly. Recently, Blockbuster announced it is closing 300 stores and its mail service options for DVDs. It apparently couldn’t compete with the streaming video Goliath, Netflix. Four of five of the Blockbusters here in Minnesota are closing,…
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‘Breaking Bad’ Meets Its End

NOTE: This post will contain spoilers to the series finale. Honestly, it will be pretty much nothing but spoilers. I’ve enjoyed every season of “Breaking Bad.” I remember my initial reaction to the show. “So, ‘Malcolm in the Middle’s’ dad cooks meth,” was the first thing that popped into my head when I first began…
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