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Matt Knutson, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

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Matt Knutson: Take time to stand up for that which is right

“Nearly five years later and you’re finally a citizen,” I told my wife as we walked out of the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis. ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:25 pm

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Matt Knutson: There is a season for everything in life

“I think it is time to wrap up my weekly column,” I told my wife at the end of an exhaustive day. Between work, day ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:43 pm

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Matt Knutson: It takes a community to make positive change

“Gracelyn got bit again at day care today,” I told my wife as we walked in the door of our house. Our 2-year-old daughter has ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:36 pm

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Matt Knutson: You can’t win if you don’t play the game

“You’re one of the luckiest people I know,” I texted my wife after she shared her latest winnings with me while we were at work. ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:01 pm

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Matt Knutson: A final hurdle to become a United States citizen

“What is the ‘rule of law’?” I asked my wife as we studied for her upcoming civics test. In just a week we’ll cross one ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:44 pm

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Matt Knutson: Be intentional about learning from each other

“I’ll show you how to make ramen,” I told my wife after she conceded that she preferred my lunch over her own. It was a ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:46 pm

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Matt Knutson: Wonder doesn’t have to be limited to babies

“I wonder when I stopped doing new things,” I told my wife after pondering our youngest daughter’s latest foray into crawling. I wasn’t thinking about ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:08 pm

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Matt Knutson: Honor the mother figures in your own life

“Did you know that Mother’s Day was started by a woman who was never a mother?” I asked my wife, knowing she would have never ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:04 pm

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Matt Knutson: Take time to celebrate what really matters

“I don’t think she’ll actually drop any of the flowers,” I shouted to my wife from the other side of the room. This weekend our ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 pm

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Matt Knutson: Take time to indulge in the season of growth

“I never knew our neighborhood had so many people,” I told my wife as we enjoyed an evening walk with our girls. With the weather ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:20 pm

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Matt Knutson: Mosquitoes, snow and learning lessons

“Where did she learn about mosquitoes?” I asked my wife following a comment made by our eldest daughter. The past few days have had several ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:16 pm

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Matt Knutson: Sunny weather, a clean house worth the wait

“Have you seen spring?” I asked my wife after learning snow was potential in the forecast again this weekend. I couldn’t believe that we could ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:41 pm

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Matt Knutson: Crazy times often lead to the best memories

“I think this is one of those ‘what were we thinking?’ kind of days,” I told my wife while eating pizza on our bed. It ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, April 5, 2018 9:40 pm

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Matt Knutson: When in a rough spot, look for instructions

“I don’t get what the big deal is,” I told my wife after she picked up our daughters from day care. Apparently when I dressed ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:10 pm

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Matt Knutson: A smile could boost anyone you may meet

“I’m afraid this is all my fault,” I told my wife when we learned our youngest daughter had her second ear infection in three weeks. ... Read more

by Matt Knutson, Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:56 pm

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