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A Look Into August 2018

For over three quarters of my life, I have been heavily involved in a game where the Queen is the most powerful piece on the board, so you will need to try much harder to emasculate me.  Am I a

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A Look Into July 2018

Hope everyone had a good 4th.  I will not light any sparklers to the “inconvenience” of a holiday being on a Wednesday, as I can think back to days I have had to be up from dawns early light until

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Fabi Fabi Fabi, Oi! Oi! Oi!

Did someone get a hold of Miley Cyrus, because there is a Party in the USA!  It has been one week since the Candidates Match in Berlin, but 46 years since an American will be challenging for the World Championship.  His

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A Look Into February 2018

Yes it’s below zero again, and you can’t wish it away.  Yes it snowed again recently and you hope you don’t have to shovel it.  You can’t sleep this one off, its Minnesota, the Dream Academy won’t be there to

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A Look Into November, 2017

The ice scraper never leaves my car, but this is the time of the year where it simply moves from the backseat to the front seat.  The fluffy stuff that came down didn’t last too long here, but I am

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A Look Into October 2017

Did you miss out on the Rapid format tournament last Saturday at the Castle last Saturday?  The suggestion by Aleh Matus was a good one, and we hope to offer it up again at the Castle at some point in

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A Look Into August, 2017

Jay Cutler is back in the league, and the Twin Ports Open will be held in Packer Country this year.  I know, that is a lot to take in, at least the Lions will find a way to mess something

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A Look Into July 2017

90 and muggy, 90 and muggy …just what you will be paying, and how you will be feeling unless you pre-register by tomorrow for the US Junior Open.  Save now, and put the rest into your Xcel Energy bill.Click Here

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A Look Into June, 2017

Chess Does not end in May! The Scholastic chess season has concluded for many, so we need something to get us by through the summer.  Allow me to come up with some talking points: Taconite Iron Ore Dot Matrix Printing

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A Look Into May, 2017

*Original post date, May 2, 2017 It was High School when I took Chemistry, but I didn’t realize I missed out on mastering it many years prior by spending my schoolboy summers watching Live! With Regis and Kathy Lee.  However,

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