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Dayton blames Republicans for loss of $100 million in federal road funds
Get ready for a haunting weekend of Halloween fun in Farmington
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River Watershed, North Creek
crime and courts
Section 1AA cross country: Fenske, Peterson make a statement before state meet
Swim & dive: Tigers edged by Eagan, 95-91
Football, Week 8: Tigers blank South, take 4-4 record into playoffs
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Gebremichael
PUBLIC NOTICE city farm
Wells Fargo Bank vs Rodine
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Letter: Little is more than a mayor in Lakeville
Letter: Bonar, Donnelly should be re-elected
Letter: Bonar cares about the best interests of the city
Letter: Serving the community on the school board
Letter: Doug Bonar is an asset on the city council
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November 11, 2011
Book Report: Death, travel, voodoo will interest readers
Here's a book that should make it from the region all around the country. It's "A New Billy Collins: Keeping an Eye on Death," by Joy Lee Davis...
November 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
November 3, 2011
Book Report: Read about revolutionaries, get spooked, too
I remember my political science professor telling us naïve freshmen that if you took strip of plastic and bent it into a hula hoop, fascists...
November 3, 2011 - 10:33am
October 27, 2011
Book Report: With winter months approaching, read about Antarctica's explorers
Two months from last Friday marks the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's historic arrival at the South Pole. To commemorate...
October 27, 2011 - 9:16am
October 13, 2011
Book Report: Got time for a very scary story?
The girl looks up at him again. Dark eyes narrow beneath her curls. The teacup on the desk begins to shake. Ripples disrupt the calm surface...
October 13, 2011 - 1:06pm
October 5, 2011
Book Report: Murder mystery, romance revolves in Amish community
Forty years ago, when Amish families began buying up farms in western Wisconsin, my father wasn't too enthused. He owned a business on Main Street...
October 5, 2011 - 4:10pm
September 30, 2011
Book Report: These two works double my pleasure
Today, two books about two very different men who were born not very far from my own natal place. The first is Arvid B. Erickson, the Green...
September 30, 2011 - 2:09pm
September 23, 2011
Book Report: Past U.S. leader rises from the dust heap; Red Wing author composes second work in series
I've never thought much about our 20th American president, James Garfield. I knew he was from Ohio, so I simply consigned him to the dust heap...
September 23, 2011 - 10:29am
September 19, 2011
Book Report: Area authors make good in the world of literature
Long, long ago, Sinclair Lewis wrote an essay entitled "The Long Arm of the Small Town," in which he admitted that he had left his natal place,...
September 19, 2011 - 4:08pm
August 12, 2011
Book Report: Young adult novels good for a change
In 2003, I had the privilege to speak at a very fine writers' conference in Eau Claire. Writers from all over spoke, or listened, to other writers...
August 12, 2011 - 8:11am
August 5, 2011
Book Report: Mystery or poetry? Take your pick
Tired of crime novels set in Frisco, The Big Apple, LA? Tired of crime novels whose heroes are named Sam, Nick, and Nero, written by authors...
August 5, 2011 - 2:19pm
July 8, 2011
Book Report: We find a new tragedy, Marlena's mystique this week
Readers and playgoers interested in Shakespeare and those who aren't will find much to enjoy is a new book by Minnesota-born Arthur Phillips. When I was a student in Ohio the older folks in the department told about a farmer who was so passionate about the bard that he named all...
July 8, 2011 - 1:42pm
June 29, 2011
Book Report: This week there's a moonshine mess, a terrier's tale
Up in Stearns County they still talk about a moonshine operation called, I believe, "Minnesota 101," which made hooch so good that it continued...
June 29, 2011 - 3:36pm
June 23, 2011
Book Report: Adolescent's recipes, school ma'am's memories fit the bill this week
Milkweed Editions of Minneapolis has figured out a way to kill two birds with one stone. Milkweed is primarily known for adult fiction of high...
June 23, 2011 - 2:07pm
June 16, 2011
Book Report: Let's hear it for those alternative printing sites
Thank goodness for university presses. While the big New York publishers languish, academic presses previously concerned with arcane subject...
June 16, 2011 - 2:30pm
May 27, 2011
Book Report: A poor little rich girl, others reminisce
Peg Meier has hit the jackpot. Peg is a former colleague of mine and has written a passel of bestselling books of popular history, including...
May 27, 2011 - 10:39am