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Meeting to explore effects of Agent Orange on veterans
Speaker promotes the power of positivity
For the Record - April 26, 2017
Man faces weapons, burglary charges after guns stolen near Miltona
Mankato quarry blast rocks city, feels like earthquake
Softball: Chargers explode against Owls a second time
Baseball: Big rally, sweep have Cards believing after sixth straight win
Softball: Streaks chalk up another W
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Baseball: Chargers make the most of a four-hit day
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Evansville Art Center presents 26th annual Poetry Night
Educational event helps families manage autism in their home
Gala to feature student-made items in silent auction
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Outdoor issues at stake in environmental bills: Viking Sportsmen on board with fee increases
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Norman Allen Potvin
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Letter: Sanctuary cities are lunacy
COMMENTARY: Don't shortchange students
Letter: New buffer law will create problems
Letter: How to celebrate Earth Day
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
May 25, 2016
The art of cooking artichokes
By Jessica Karley Rerick Artichokes are a food many of us rave about eating, but most do not know how to prepare or shop for them. To be honest,...
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Pasta primavera is a perfect dish for spring
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service Pasta primavera is a dish that was wildly popular in the '80s and '90s, but now, it's hardly ever...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Chocolate stout cupcakes pair with Irish cream frosting
Even though I like to cheat my way through desserts by using pre-made mixes, there is one part of a cake that is definitely better when it is homemade: buttercream frosting. Making frosting sounds much more difficult than it is, but it can really be made in a few simple steps. 1....
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
Food safety certification, renewal courses offered
University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for certified food managers. The initial certification course, ServSafe, will be offered on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County...
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Pork loin, roasted baby potatoes are perfect pair
I saw a few variations of a pork roast recipe floating around on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try for myself. Looking at the ingredient list, I wasn’t quite sold that it would be my next new go-to dinner, but I figured it had two ingredients in it that almost guaranteed...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
EVERYDAY GOURMET: Update classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed turkey meatballs. Making meatballs, or...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Versatile recipes can be made in many forms
With roots tracing back to Alexandria through her father, Orville Hanson, Janie Ebinger of Garrett, Indiana, has spent her whole life doing what...
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 6, 2016
Update the classic spaghetti and meatballs with cheese, turkey
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs....
March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2016
Everyday Gourmet: Dutch-oven cooking is perfect for winter
Dutch-oven cooking is one of my favorite ways to prepare winter meals. Most of us think of a large cast-iron pot when you hear “Dutch oven,” but in reality, a Dutch oven is any large pot with an oven-proof lid, making it easy to use both on the stovetop and in the oven. The recipe...
February 24, 2016 - 12:00am
February 7, 2016
Line up your favorite nacho toppings for a big game buffet
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Forum News Service It's that time of year again. Each night at the dinner table, the conversation starts like this:...
February 7, 2016 - 10:00am
January 20, 2016
RECIPE COLUMN: A melting pot of pickled flavors
Jim Bjerknes of Alexandria has been making pickles since 1965, when he and his wife, Jo, made pickles on their honeymoon. Jo passed away two...
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Bacon and egg recipes are sure to please
By Jessica Karley Rerick, Everyday Gourmet, Forum News Service Brunch is one of my favorite meals for gatherings. It's not only a great way...
January 6, 2016 - 10:23am
November 11, 2015
Sangria and pizza bring together flavors of autumn
A week or so ago, when the weather was beautiful and everyone was out trying to enjoy every last minute of our snowless weather, I went to visit a neighbor and brought along a special fall cocktail I wanted to try: caramel apple sangria. To make the sangria, I combined flavored coffee...
November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Spaghetti squash offers healthy alternative to pasta
I am sure a lot of you have heard of a different kind of garden squash that has been making waves in the healthy cooking world: spaghetti squash. Its name alone makes it sound quite appealing and, really, it’s just about as versatile as its pasta counterpart. Spaghetti squash...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 23, 2015
Everyday Gourmet: Tomatoes two ways: fried and homemade sauce
There is nothing I love more from a garden than fresh tomatoes. Sure, you can find a fairly good tomato at the grocery store, but the extra sweetness from the sun makes every bite of a garden tomato so flavorful. This year, I do not have a garden of my own, but a co-worker of mine...
September 23, 2015 - 12:00am