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A Cheechako in the Last Frontier

The (mis)adventures of Hank & Gosia Nuwer in Fairbanks:

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Covid and twinkletoes

The Tanana Valley Farmers Market celebration this weekend made me curious about the first-ever event. I found the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner edition from July 20, 1973, with a short article buried on Page 3. The headline read: “Farmers market here Saturday.” The...

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Free Willie: The Toad Not Taken

First published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, June 20, 2023 My wife, Gosia, and I were petless until a mid-size toad came into our lives not long before we moved to Alaska. He excavated a home in the second step of our stoop. A chunk of concrete fell out and...

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Eaten alive by mosquitoes? Here’s why.

I’m a hard-bitten columnist. However, I’m not a hard-bitten journalist like the late tough guy Mike Royko, or the late cigar-chomping Jimmy Breslin, or the late hard-drinking Pete Hamill. No, no, I’m not like that tough-guy trio at all. I’m more the soft, cuddly...

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Baseball’s New Rules: Why the Dang Hurry?

First published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, May 14, 2023 by FDNM manging editor Hank Nuwer Once upon a time, a baseball game took its own sweet time from start to finish. A pitcher dawdled with a resin bag on the mound. A batter called time two-three times in a...

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The Liquor Store Scammer

First published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner   Recent days have flown by at the News-Miner as we head into the busy spring season. My wife Gosia left our house on the Indiana-Ohio state line and landed at Fairbanks International Airport at 1:30 a.m. on...

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