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Newport amends library borrowing policies
Smaller crowd greets Holiday Train in Cottage Grove, but fundraising gathering late steam
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Wrestling: Park is building with new roster of wrestlers
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Boys' Hockey: Raptors keep it close with Stillwater
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
PHOTO GALLERY: See the Cottage Grove holiday lights contest winners and nominees
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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February 14, 2013
Book Review: Diary entries sum up tales of rich and famous
"October 27, 1940, Sunday -- Went to chapel all day as usual. Our big meeting next Sunday. Gwilym Rees will be preaching. "October 29, 1940,...
February 14, 2013 - 12:23pm
February 8, 2013
Why yogurt can be a healthy choice
The popularity of yogurt is on the rise. According to Innoval Market Insights, launches of Greek yogurt products have increased by 29 percent...
February 8, 2013 - 6:23am
February 7, 2013
Book Reviews: Rehashing the infamous rabble-rousers
"Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: 'Let us be friends.'...
February 7, 2013 - 8:54am
February 6, 2013
Ellsworth woman conquering diabetes, one day at a time
ELLSWORTH -- Kathie Geister lived with diabetes for most of two decades before it started really getting nasty. The staffer for Loberg Law Office...
February 6, 2013 - 4:14pm
February 4, 2013
5 simple ways to boost your energy levels
No one is immune to random bouts of fatigue. For many people, fatigue is most common around midafternoon, when the workday starts to drag and...
February 4, 2013 - 4:04pm
Woodbury man's startup provides free access to gyms, personal trainers
Nick Boyer doesn't think physical fitness should be limited to those who can afford it. The Woodbury resident and personal trainer recently...
February 4, 2013 - 7:09am
February 1, 2013
Book Report: Going back keeps stories going
Sometimes an author doesn't realize he's got a good thing going and plunges on ahead when he might well have done better had he looked back. Popular...
February 1, 2013 - 8:44am
Getting Started: Tips for the Beginning Runner
Running tends to be the first choice of new fitness enthusiasts due to low start-up costs and quick benefits, but while many new runners have...
February 1, 2013 - 6:57am
January 30, 2013
Losing pounds & gaining happiness
O'Neal Hampton remembers the nights he used to spend lounging on the couch at his Richfield, Minn., home with a bag of potato chips by his side...
January 30, 2013 - 6:31am
January 23, 2013
Book Report: The rise and fall of empires
I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert...Near them, on the sand, Half sunk,...
January 23, 2013 - 2:49pm
January 17, 2013
Confessions and pointers of a luxury hotel employee
Heads up! We've got a book about heads this week, "Heads in Beds," by Jacob Tomsky (Doubleday, $25.95). But first a brief dissertation on what...
January 17, 2013 - 8:04am
January 11, 2013
Book Report: Railway images take me down the tracks
I often receive books that make me think of old friends and relatives no longer here to enjoy them. Whenever I receive a book by Jerry Apps,...
January 11, 2013 - 9:04am
January 3, 2013
Book Report: Finally, my chance to critique a bestseller
After a quarter century of book reviewing, I guess it's time for me to admit that until recently, I never read a novel by bestselling author...
January 3, 2013 - 9:23am
December 28, 2012
Book Report: Minnesota writers shine bright
"Thirty Rooms to Hide In," by Luke Longstreet Sullivan (University of Minnesota Press, $24.95) has a subtitle that sort of grabs you: "Insanity,...
December 28, 2012 - 4:14pm
December 21, 2012
Book Report: Not one, but many for the history books
Have a history buff on your holiday guest list? You won't be disappointed to find all manner of biography and serious history new to bookshelves...
December 21, 2012 - 1:42pm