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Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
Legislative candidates view mental health solutions differently
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
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
crime and courts
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
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
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
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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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
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Real Estate Showcase
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 3, 2013
Dieticians say small steps can lead to big results
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 1, 2013
International group helps ease homesickness for some
WOODBURY -- A group of women who gather every month at a Woodbury coffee shop shows just how small the world is. Or how diverse the city has...
April 1, 2013 - 6:00am
March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 28, 2013
New driver in your future? Parental tips offered to ease rite-of-passage
Few parents look forward to the day when they must teach their teenager to drive a car. Handing over the keys to a teenager and then riding shotgun...
March 28, 2013 - 6:00am
March 27, 2013
Pediatrician: One-on-one interaction critical in baby's first years
HASTINGS -- There are many different sources of information for parents about developmental milestones for children. Most have long lists of...
March 27, 2013 - 6:12am
What's being hungry got to do with eating?
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name,...
March 27, 2013 - 6:00am
March 26, 2013
Board games can entertain, chase away cabin fever
Finding the right games for this setting can be a challenge for people of different interests and ages, but with careful selection and compromise,...
March 26, 2013 - 9:18am
OH, BABY! You're in good hands
Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information...
March 26, 2013 - 8:24am
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan...
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm
February 25, 2013
Book Report: The dirt: Even Puritans didn't always come clean
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays about...
February 25, 2013 - 3:12pm
February 21, 2013
Book Report: Court documents reveal historical truths
I have ancestors who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the seventeenth century, so I'm always on the lookout for books, movies or plays...
February 21, 2013 - 9:44am