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Cottage Grove police reports for Dec. 9: Drunken driving, theft, drugs
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Wrestling: Park is building with new roster of wrestlers
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Girls' Hockey: Raptors bounce back with two SEC wins
'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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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
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
April 5, 2012
Book Report: Books have political verve, movie potential
If you're wondering how we ever got so disastrously involved in Iraq, you might begin by reading "Arrows of the Night," by Richard Bonin (Doubleday,...
April 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
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 22, 2012
Book Report: Even far away, zombies the rage What's with the current zombie craze?
You can't turn on the TV without a commercial for an upcoming zombie movie. Publishers are crazy for zombies, as in the novel I recently reviewed...
March 22, 2012 - 4:17pm