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'Two from Galilee' musical opens at Light the Way Church in Cottage Grove
Holiday Train makes 14th-annual stop Friday in Cottage Grove
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Sugar rush: Annual cookie sale draws a large crowd in St. Paul Park
‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ run/walk Sunday in Cottage Grove for hungry students
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November 29, 2012
Book Report: Sights and sounds under the big top
When I was a kid one of the biggest deals of the year was when the Al G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus came to town. It was a mid-sized circus,...
November 29, 2012 - 3:06pm
November 8, 2012
Book Report: Post-election wrap-up
Now that the election is over I thought I might stir the pot a bit with mention of a new book that's been receiving attention. It's "The Oath:...
November 8, 2012 - 1:18pm
November 2, 2012
Book Report: Author: Brutal honesty liberates
Recently, a thoughtful friend dropped by and shoved a book in my gut and said, "Read this. I think you'll enjoy it." He's not in the habit of...
November 2, 2012 - 8:39am
October 25, 2012
Not all is "buono" in Italia
My wife and I love to travel to Italy.
October 25, 2012 - 3:37pm
October 18, 2012
Book Report: Nothing that simple in Amish land
Several writers are taking their cues from earlier centuries. In the 18th century, Samuel Richardson found he had a bestseller on his hands...
October 18, 2012 - 10:23am
October 10, 2012
Book Report: What readers crave: Clear, lively wordplay
Today we'll examine two new books that have to do with good writing by writers who are indeed very good. One such writer is Verlyn Klinkenborg,...
October 10, 2012 - 3:24pm
September 27, 2012
Book Review: Insider knowledge leads to gripping story; Feingold's "While America Sleeps"
White Bear Lake novelist Julie Kramer makes good use of her past experience as a news producer for NBC, CBS and WCCO-TV, which is only one reason...
September 27, 2012 - 12:20pm
September 19, 2012
Book Report: Memories: Looking back on what was, wasn't and the many paths not taken
When you are in your twenties, even if you're confused and uncertain about your aims and purposes, you have a strong sense of what life itself...
September 19, 2012 - 4:02pm
September 7, 2012
Book Report: Exposing the underbelly of old D.C.
It's no secret that talent runs in families. Years ago I worked with Anthony Morley on the Minneapolis Tribune. Tony was a brilliant writer,...
September 7, 2012 - 8:46am
August 29, 2012
Book Report: This author shines as voice of a community
Novelist Toni Morrison has won the National Book Critics Circle, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for her fiction. Little wonder. Her...
August 29, 2012 - 3:10pm
August 24, 2012
East Ridge/Loft program aims to grow south Washington County arts community
Amanda Hestwood, an East Ridge High School teacher and Loft Theater director, wants "to grow an art community" in the south Washington County area. She's off to a good start by giving kids a chance to find out what being on stage is all about. Youth from every private and public...
August 24, 2012 - 11:33am
Book Review: Did she or didn't she: Does it even matter?
Dorothy Parker was born on this day 119 years ago in West End, N.J., just a year after poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, about which Parker said...
August 24, 2012 - 9:44am
August 9, 2012
Book Report: Big heart for a big 'horse' of a guy
I was in high school when Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche was making big news on Big Ten gridirons. The University of Wisconsin sent films...
August 9, 2012 - 2:40pm
August 2, 2012
Book Report: This mystery worthy of Masterpiece Theatre
I'm not a big fan of detective novels in general, but I'm a sucker for the works of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse ever since I bought a...
August 2, 2012 - 3:46pm
July 30, 2012
Book Report: Duluth poet: A blunt, dazzling wordsmith
Normally I write about two books each week -- one national and one regional. This week I'll mention just one because it straddles both categories...
July 30, 2012 - 8:35am