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'Most promising' possibility yet for new hotel in Cottage Grove
St. Paul Park police reports: Garage break-in; fighting
Philharmonic convergence: Minnesota Orchestra performs at East Ridge High School
Police: Stranger asked young girl for Cottage Grove home's garage door code
Colorful weekend headed to Afton
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Football: Academy Force drops home game against Mound Westonka
Football: Park drops rematch with Apple Valley
Football: East Ridge holds off Roseville for a win on homecoming
Girls' swimming and diving: Wolfpack have season's best meet vs. Raptors
Versatile Majewski commits to Miami
Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs
Cottage Grove family rallies around teen’s cancer fight
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
Inhuman being: Woodbury High School grad gets role in Marvel television series
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
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Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Letters: Citizens organize against BNSF plan; juniors encouraged to apply for page program
Letters: Be cynical about GOP claims of public school support; Money, regulations don't solve problems
Letter: Jason Lewis is dangerous, not protesters
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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
July 18, 2012
Book Report: Historical tinkering makes for lively reading
I've written before about alternative history and writers like Harry Turtledove. He writes what I like to call "what if" novels. Like what if...
July 18, 2012 - 4:44pm
July 12, 2012
Book Report: 'Birdseye' look at frozen food, more
Mark Kurlansky astounded the reading world several years ago when he wrote "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World." Later he did...
July 12, 2012 - 2:11pm
June 28, 2012
Book Report: Author revels in fine details
Oh, shucks, thought I. Sara Rath has given up on non-fiction and has taken to penning novels when I received the Spring Green author's "The Waters...
June 28, 2012 - 12:51pm
June 21, 2012
You can hear the crack of the bat
In one sense, baseball is a game of numbers, numbers involving runs batted in, earned run averages, singles, two-baggers, homers, attendance...
June 21, 2012 - 9:55am
June 18, 2012
Book Report: Genre readers are going for smut
Extra! Extra! Late breaking news from the publishing industry. And it's not good news. In a recent issue of New York magazine reporter Jessica...
June 18, 2012 - 8:56am
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 24, 2012
Book Report: New book, same old Henry
Ever since I read "The Education of Henry Adams," I've thought of its author, the great-grandson of our second president and grandson of John...
May 24, 2012 - 10:22am
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