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Confessions of a mailbox thief

First Published in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Contact Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Managing Editor Hank Nuwer at A couple weeks ago I put back a neighbor’s mailbox that I stole. Of course, I didn’t really steal the mailbox. How and what...

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Just a nice chance meeting in a barbershop

Link: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Golden Heart Tales Cutting through my first Alaskan winter Hank Nuwer I recently sat for a fourth haircut since my arrival in Fairbanks mid-January. My wife Gosia cut me first. The second was a stylist shop near the Daily News-Miner....

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Three Old Guys Get Their Snowmachine Motors Running

Three self-described “Old Guys” who share a passion for snowmachines are nearing the end of a month-plus-long quest to motor from Grand Rapids, Minnesota to visit the Golden City between April 3 and 5. That puts the trio a few days behind the original scheduled April...

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Depending on the kindness of strangers

Good samaritan Jim Burton saved Gosia Nuwer’s bacon. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Hank Nuwer/News-Miner "Hank, we have a problem,” my wife Gosia said from the open window of her Jeep. We were just 10 feet into Alaska after a 3,500-mile drive. The temperature was 11...

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A day of days: My wife Gosia became a USA citizen

You probably imagined I'd cry tears of joy, and I did. Eight years from application to citizenship for my bride.  We are so proud of being American and no less proud of our roots in Poland.  Just take a bow, Gosia.  You took the oath today, and America has one more...

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