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The big chew: Goats deployed to Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park to eat invasive shrubs
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Newport City Council rejects TIF vote, new vote set for Nov. 3
Newport City Council to fast-track Red Rock Village TIF district
Residents upset over BNSF parking lot plan
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Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
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
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
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June 7, 2012
Book Report: Guess I didn't know her that well
I was very happy to receive "Walking the Rails," by Ethel Erickson Radner (available at iUniverse.com; barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com, $13.95...
June 7, 2012 - 1:26pm
May 31, 2012
Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale
Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter's wedding, his gayness, his...
May 31, 2012 - 2:01pm
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 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 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
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 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 25, 2012
Rallying 'Idol' votes
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public...
arts and entertainment/News/Life
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
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
February 8, 2012
Update: Big Miracle brings back a lot of memories
For some people the recent release of the movie "Big Miracle" brings back a wealth of memories. For Hudson resident Jason Davis, former area...
arts and entertainment/Life
February 8, 2012 - 8:40am
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
January 5, 2012
Book Review: Author aims at straight-laced Minnesotans
It's always eye-opening to read a foreigner's take on life in these United States. From Alex de Tocqueville and Frances Trollope to Alistair...
January 5, 2012 - 10:15am