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Liberty keeps it local: Family business keeps on growing
Oasis lifestyle: Sheppard busy as a chiropractor, new Chamber president
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Leilani Holmstadt
Minnesota Senate District 54 candidate Q/A: Dan Schoen
Minnesota House District 54B candidate Q/A: Don Slaten
crime and courts
Football: Wolfpack rolls at North in regular season finale
Football: Royals upset Raptors in regular season finale
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts get season's first shutout
Girls Soccer: Bunnell, Raptors break out in section championship game
Girls Tennis: Schurhamer team advances to section finals
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
arts and entertainment
ACCU TEST GREY CLOUD
ORDINANCE NO. 970
Roberta Swan, 66
Connie Courtade, 75
Nadine Strong, 85
Jane Crowell, 97
Diane A. Sherman, 79
Viewpoint: Friends in Need gets ready for 2016 holiday season
Letter to the editor: Jurgens promises to work for us
Letter to the editor: Lund: I stand by comments at forum
Letter to the editor: Peterson has courage, work ethic to get job done
Letter to the editor: Jurgens would be excellent leader
Real Estate Showcase
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 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
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 17, 2012
Book Report: Take a spin with this Beetle
I well remember the late 1950s when I was finally in the market to buy a car. Suddenly, all manner of teeny little cars were appearing on the...
February 17, 2012 - 10:21am
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
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
December 29, 2011
Book Report: Keep reading, keep discovering
Just when you think you know all you need to know about a subject, a new book pops up and you're able to learn much more. Years ago, I wrote...
December 29, 2011 - 4:12pm
December 9, 2011
Book Report: Books make great gifts, put these on your list
Gift giving time has once again rolled around and today we'll talk about some notable books I've read and reviewed over the past year. We'll...
December 9, 2011 - 12:35pm
December 1, 2011
Book Report: Eisenhower: An in-depth look
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a much admired and likeable president who accomplished much during his presidency. But he wasn't much of a speaker....
December 1, 2011 - 12:57pm
November 25, 2011
A few years with a famous author, jazz in the Twin Cities, life in the Dakotas in 1936 for this week
Ernest Hemingway is by no means a beloved American author in the minds of many people. He had his moments as a novelist when he turned out...
November 25, 2011 - 8:47am