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Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
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Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
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Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
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Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
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Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
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Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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May 18, 2012
Book Report: Even Rough Rider Teddy couldn't tame NYC
Back in the 1950s adolescents looking for exciting reading about the facts of life, etc., turned to a series of books by muckraking journalists...
May 18, 2012 - 2:37pm
May 11, 2012
Book Report: Have a peek at this American family
The Dale family -- Mom, Dad, son Zak, daughter Chloe and Lars the dog -- come together for a typical American supper: Zak stepped through the...
May 11, 2012 - 3:33pm
May 4, 2012
Some spies never rest; revisit fictional Door County
Tom Nash seemingly has it made. He's a retired British spy. He lives on the Cote D'Azur, the French Riviera, hobnobs with artists and writers...
May 4, 2012 - 1:59pm
April 27, 2012
Book Report: Founding Fathers resisted almighty presidency
"The superb landscape...is a rich regalia. We found all the farmers busily employed in gathering, grinding, and expressing the juice of their...
April 27, 2012 - 9:34am
April 19, 2012
Book Report: Romance genre blooms with 'Rumspringa'
I hail from Whitehall where there's a large settlement of Amish who moved in forty-odd years ago. My father first worried about their presence...
April 19, 2012 - 10:52am
April 13, 2012
Book Report: Bubbling alcohol picks the king
As the TV announcer used to say, "How would you like to be queen for a day? Or even longer, or maybe even king?" That's the spot Peggielene...
April 13, 2012 - 1:26pm
April 5, 2012
Book Report: Books have political verve, movie potential
If you're wondering how we ever got so disastrously involved in Iraq, you might begin by reading "Arrows of the Night," by Richard Bonin (Doubleday,...
April 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
March 29, 2012
Book Report: Personal ads can equal a good book
Several years ago I reviewed a book written by an acquaintance called "Round-Heeled Woman." It told her story about being divorced, deep into...
March 29, 2012 - 2:25pm
March 22, 2012
Book Report: Even far away, zombies the rage What's with the current zombie craze?
You can't turn on the TV without a commercial for an upcoming zombie movie. Publishers are crazy for zombies, as in the novel I recently reviewed...
March 22, 2012 - 4:17pm
March 8, 2012
Book Report: For these two titles, you may end up reading without a break
"Death on Cache Lake," by Dan Woll and John W. Lyon (Romeii LLC, $14.99), is available in bookstores, at Amazon.com, Kindle, bookstores and on...
March 8, 2012 - 3:14pm
February 17, 2012
Book Report: Take a spin with this Beetle
I well remember the late 1950s when I was finally in the market to buy a car. Suddenly, all manner of teeny little cars were appearing on the...
February 17, 2012 - 10:21am
February 10, 2012
Book Report: Detective gets at China's underbelly
Here's a book I wish I could have read five years ago, just before I took my first and probably last trip to China. As a newcomer to oriental...
February 10, 2012 - 3:23pm
January 26, 2012
Book Report: About those book covers...
I was told years ago by my English teacher Sara Keeler that one should never judge a book by its cover, but I couldn't resist the wrapping of...
January 26, 2012 - 8:48am
January 20, 2012
Book Report: Try authors with an edgy twist
I've been a big fan of female humorists for years, starting from the days when I first read about Dorothy Parker and her antics at the Algonquin...
January 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
January 13, 2012
Book Report: Murder, mayhem and other delights
How's this for a plot? Mild-mannered accountant Walter Cousins puts his wife Lydia in a sanatorium when she becomes temporarily unbalanced, then...
January 13, 2012 - 11:59am