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Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Minn. motorcyclist in Panda suit ticketed by State Patrol
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Tennis: Cards sweep Eagles in CLC
Boys soccer: Cards get big win at Apollo
Girls soccer: Apollo edges Cards in CLC
Volleyball: CLC power Rocori too much for Cards
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
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In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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August 29, 2012
Start your day with a good (and fun) breakfast
The fresh fragrance of fall has greeted my nose as my golden retriever, Gracie, and I have been out for our brisk morning walks together. It's...
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
This dish really stacks up
For Midwesterners who love to eat food fresh from the garden, this is the best time of year. Local gardens are teaming with bright heavy tomatoes,...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Feed your inner child with Layered Ice Cream Crunch Cake
Last summer when I was spending time with my young granddaughter, the ice cream truck rolled down the street. We could hear the lilting, clearly...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Pakora: India's version of onion rings
When my husband and I travel, we find our stops seem to be all about food. One of our favorite activities when we get out of town is exploring...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
That's some stinkin' good garlic sauce
I've been to wine tasting parties, cheese tastings and olive oil tastings, but a garlic tasting party? Never. When veteran gardener Carol Schmidt...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
New twist on an old favorite: Marinated Asian Cucumber Salad
Fresh long, seedless cucumbers are showing up at the farmers market and some grocery stores that carry produce from local growers. I buy cucumbers...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Super simple supper: Summer-Fresh Bowtie Pasta
Hot summer weekend afternoons are meant for lounging with friends on a pontoon boat floating down the Mississippi River. Preferably with a cooler...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Cherishing cherry memories with Quick Cherry Turnovers
As soon as I see shiny dark red cherries in the grocery store, my mind floods with memories of summer days spent with my grandparents on their...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
It's love at first (or second) bite with some food
Sometimes it takes baby steps, or baby tastes, before we realize we actually like a certain type of food. For some, it might have been a first...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
We all scream faux ice cream
I had my eye on an old ice cream maker at an antique shop a couple of weeks ago. I found it when I was crouching on the floor digging through...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
How about salad in a jar?
It's time to pull those boxes of old canning jars out of storage. I'm suggesting this not just because it is the season for pickling asparagus,...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Early strawberry season means it's time for cake
I headed straight to my recipe file when I heard a recent news report that Minnesota strawberries are ripening earlier this year. Growers are...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Slow down, peel away, enjoy Simmered Artichokes
Eating an artichoke for the first time is an experience one remembers forever. Years ago, maybe 15 or so, my friend Cathy taught me how to eat...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Confetti Bean Salad can feed a crowd
As I used a wooden spoon to mix up a big bowl full of bright-colored ingredients for bean salad, I thought of what my mom would say if she was...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Spoonriver Cookbook's Rhubarb Cake: Example of love in the kitchen
When you're on the phone with Brenda Langton, owner of Spoonriver restaurant in Minneapolis, you can hear the smile in her voice; you can sense...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am