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Jim Heffernans Blog · 1M ago

Bombs in the news…

By Jim HeffernanBombs have been in the news a lot lately — the N-bomb, the F-bomb, Michael Moore’s Broadway show (bombed). Now the United States and North Korea are staring each other down o...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 1M ago

Washington clichés, fake news and ‘poiticianese’

By Jim HeffernanThe other day I heard our president, Donald J. Trump, refer once again to "hard-working Americans." He isn't the only politician to describe all Americans all the time as... ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 2M ago

Where East Was East and West Was West, in Duluth...

What follows is one of several columns I wrote for the on-line magazine Zenith City Online, started and edited by Duluth publisher Tony Dierckins. ZCO is still active as an area... for more...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 5M ago

One Duluth Man's WWI Experience...

By Jim HeffernanGeorge Henry Heffernan in WWI Uniform, circa 1918On a bright, beautiful garbage pickup day a few years ago, I watched as the truck lifted our bin, dumped the contents into it...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 5M ago

The Times They Are A Changin' for sure...

Yes, as Bob Dylan sings (YouTube) in 1964, The Times They Are A-Changin'. They certainly have changed for Bob from the time in 1959 when he witnessed Buddy Holly and other performers (along ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 7M ago

A Trump Carol for President's Day...

By Jim Heffernan I know the Christmas holidays are over, but I've got to say I miss them -- especially the carols on the radio. That's the trouble with the other holidays we celebrate -- no ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

Christmas City of the North parade was canceled once, but not due to adverse weather conditions...

Santa Claus waves to spectators during a wintery Christmas City of the North Parade on Friday. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News TribuneBy Jim Heffernan KBJR-TV, which has sponsored the Christma...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

My Life in Baseball...

Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy ArnoldBy Jim Heffernan October 1939 – I am born. A month later Joe DiMaggio, “The Yankee Clipper,” marries Duluth native Dorothy Arnold, who was Dorothy Olson when s...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 11M ago

Bob Dylan not the only Nobel winner with Duluth connections...

Bob Dylan, 2010 (Wikipedia)By Jim HeffernanThe Swedish Academy has been having a hard time personally contacting reclusive Duluth native Bob Dylan to tell him he has been awarded the Nobel P...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 1Y ago

Trump's hair to boost American Agriculture on Rushmore...

Trump on Mt. Rushmore photo source: change.orgBy Jim Heffernan Someday adding Trump to Rushmore could help boost American agriculture... The other day I found myself doing some deep... for ...