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Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
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Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
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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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January 9, 2014
Nathan's column: Going crazy from the cold
Minnesota residents kind of lost their collective minds this week as the result of some colder than usual weather. Governor Mark Dayton canceled school statewide Monday, making him a hero to thousands of Minnesotans who are too young to vote for him. Rainbow stores closed their doors...
January 9, 2014 - 2:31pm
December 24, 2013
Michelle's column: Gingerbread and the gift of time
I took last Thursday off from work. I had to. I had something very important to do. I had to go help make gingerbread houses. My brother and his wife have 5-year-old twins who are in kindergarten in Hastings. One boy, one girl. Everything is exciting and busy when those two are...
December 24, 2013 - 8:35am
Nathan's column: The quirks of an aging auto
Maybe the most annoying sign the holiday season is upon us each year is the return of commercials from luxury auto makers suggesting that a high-priced car is an entirely reasonable gift for the person you love. Or at least the person you most want to appreciate you for your bank...
December 24, 2013 - 8:02am
December 5, 2013
Student column: It’s a shopper’s dream
Black Friday shopping: some people love it, and some hate it. For those of you that love it, I’m with you 100 percent. It’s a girls dream to walk into a store and see those glorious signs announcing “Buy one get one free” or “Buy one get one half off.” Being a crazed...
December 5, 2013 - 2:42pm
Nathan's column: After a while, it grows on you
November came to an end on Saturday, and as it departed so did a lot of questionable facial hair. That any of it remained is a testament to just how many men are able to convince themselves that they look good with a beard. It also suggests some people aren’t clear on what, exactly,...
December 5, 2013 - 2:34pm
November 26, 2013
Michelle's column: The Great Turkey Experiment of 2013
I took my little 11-pound turkey out of the freezer and put it into the refrigerator Sunday afternoon. That much, I knew to do. Anything else, from here on out, is all going to be part of what I’m now calling The Great Turkey Experiment of 2013. For the record, I am 46 years...
November 26, 2013 - 3:14pm
Nathan's column: Our most dangerous holiday
We celebrate Thanksgiving is this week: America’s annual opportunity for friends and family to come together, sit around their dining room table and make plans for their Black Friday shopping. It’s just like the Pilgrims, who were notoriously cheap when it came to their Christmas...
November 26, 2013 - 2:48pm
November 21, 2013
Guest column: Kline says Minnesotans lose with ‘ObamaCare’
The numbers are daunting. 140,000. That’s the number of people in Minnesota who already have been notified their health coverage will be canceled as a result of the President’s health care law, referred to by most including the President as “ObamaCare.” For many Minnesotans...
November 21, 2013 - 3:40pm
Nathan's column: Time again to answer the call
The latest edition of the video game Call of Duty came out earlier this month. There’s a part of me that feels like I shouldn’t know that, considering I’m old enough now to have played Super Mario Bros. when it first came out on the original Nintendo Entertainment System in...
November 21, 2013 - 1:16pm
November 15, 2013
Michelle's column: Something special in Farmington
I felt a little out of sorts Monday. It was Veterans Day, and I was sitting at my desk all day, instead of spending time with Farmington’s veterans. It was unsettling for me. This year is the first I can remember when the American Legion and VFW didn’t have a Veterans Day breakfast...
November 15, 2013 - 2:23pm
November 14, 2013
Nathan's column: Squatting for the Olympic spirit
With the 2014 Winter Olympics — official motto: Everybody’s Second-Favorite Olympics — just a few months away, it seems like everybody’s getting into the spirit. The Olympic torch is making its way around the world and even into space on its way to Sochi, Russia. Athletes...
November 14, 2013 - 2:49pm
November 7, 2013
Student column: Getting ready for finals
First day of school: Two months ago. MEA break: Come and gone. Halloween: Over. First trimester of the school year: Three weeks left. Why is it that time always flies by so fast? It seems like just yesterday I was getting ready for my first day of sophomore year. Now we are already...
November 7, 2013 - 11:56am
Nathan's column: Bring on basketball season
It’s been a rough run of things for men’s sports teams in Minnesota. The Lynx have won two WNBA titles in three years, and the Gopher women’s hockey team might not lose again until global warming forces everyone to switch to roller hockey. But the XY set? Things are not nearly...
November 7, 2013 - 11:49am
November 1, 2013
Michelle's column: Technologically savvy, one step at a time
I’m a little bit excited about my new phone. Now I just have to figure out how to use it. Monday was my birthday. I worked a half day, then took the late afternoon off so The Beau and I could celebrate. Well, honestly, “observe” may be more like it. “Celebrate” is...
November 1, 2013 - 10:49am
October 31, 2013
Nathan's column: Sexiness is mother of invention
Some people worry the United States has lost its ability innovate. That we no longer chase scientific advances or other breakthroughs the way we once did. That we are being left behind by more ambitious nations. Generally, that we’d rather kick back with some corn chips and a...
October 31, 2013 - 2:35pm