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New trail segment in Hastings completes 10-mile scenic circuit
Guard commander to grand marshal
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
Minnesota teen, missing for 40 years, proven as victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy
Minn. roundup: Insurance company refunding $315,000 to Minnesota drivers
crime and courts
Rosemount Legion Green falls in barn burner to the Burnsville Cobras
Vince Byron bests BMX legend Jamie Bestwick for X Games vert gold
Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Red Wing resident's front steps
X Games brings hype, culture of action sports to Minnesota
Eastview outslugs Rosemount Green, 12-7
'The signs were all there': Teen speaks out about diabetes diagnosis
Antique appraisal turns into big bucks
River City Chorale offers summer performances
PHOTO: Engel perfomed at the Shell Lake Arts Center
Red Cross faces critical blood shortage
arts and entertainment
Wells Fargo vs Douglas Parker
Minikahda Public Auction 080917
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Preble
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Schroeder
Wells Fargo Bank vs Jillian J. Kirchberg 16-0534-FC01
Helen L. Walsh, 90
Stephen I. Willner, 56
Alan D. Bahr, 72
Alvin G Meyer
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Chuck Brooks: 'Finer' things in life mean more today
Chuck Brooks: Fond memories of mid-'60s summers
Joe Atkins: New offender residency restrictions and other news
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May 27, 2011
Book Report: A poor little rich girl, others reminisce
Peg Meier has hit the jackpot. Peg is a former colleague of mine and has written a passel of bestselling books of popular history, including...
May 27, 2011 - 10:39am
May 12, 2011
Book Report: Read about famous Norwegians known by few this week
Eric Dregni, a professor at Concordia University-St. Paul has a deft touch when it comes to titles. One that attracted me a while back was "In Cod We Trust," a light-hearted account of visiting relatives in Norway and explaining customs he and his wife discovered there. Now he's...
May 12, 2011 - 9:16am
May 6, 2011
Book Report: Detecting in Botswana, viewing Blue Earth's basin on this week's list
My wife and I have several friends who are enamored of Scotsman Alexander McCall Smith, author of several series of books, including the "The Isabel Dalhousie," the "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" series, the "Corduroy Mansion" series and the "44 Scotland Street" series. Most especially...
May 6, 2011 - 8:42am
May 2, 2011
Book Report: Three's the charm this week
A reprint of 2007's "Going to Extremes" by Harvard professor Cass Sunstein (Oxford University Press, $15.95 paper) couldn't have appeared at a better time than right now. Here as I write this review, we've been at a stand-off since Governor Scott Walker's assault on collective bargaining....
May 2, 2011 - 10:31am
April 26, 2011
Book Report: Self-publishing: Its pros and cons
I'm the last person to claim I've ever been on the cutting edge of anything -- until now. Thirty years ago, I wrote a little book. I created a publishing company. My wife drew its logo on a wet cocktail napkin. I hired a printer and my first book came out. It was called "Wisconsin...
April 26, 2011 - 2:34pm
April 14, 2011
Book Report: The more personal side of a Hollywood director plus a bit of craziness make for good reads
"Men of Texas" (Universal, 1942) "Sin Town" (Universal, 1942) "Don Winslow of the Coast Guard" (Universal, 1942) "White Savage" (Universal, 1943) "Cobra Woman" (Universal, 1944) Thus begins the filmography index in a new book issued by the University of Wisconsin Press' Film...
April 14, 2011 - 3:13pm
April 8, 2011
Book Report: Finnish Americans meet Stalin's terror; mystery abounds in a Chinese tomb
It's always fun to get a novel written primarily for adolescents and find that it works just fine for old fogies, as well. The adolescent novels of the late Jon Hassler ("Four Miles to Pine Cone" and "Jemmy") are a case in point. Another such Minnesota author is William Durbin,...
April 8, 2011 - 12:41pm
April 1, 2011
Book Report: Dive into organized crime, escape with a chess champ, play in the mud this week
Years ago, James T. Farrell made news with his "Studs Lonigan Trilogy," which was the darling of us teenage readers, because even though the book was many years old, it was dirty. Well, dirty back then; not too dirty now. Farrell portrayed the underbelly of lower middle class...
April 1, 2011 - 9:59am
March 17, 2011
Book Report: Works from 'special' author, Altoona author
Two memoirs today: One from down south; the other from close by. "House of Prayer No. 2," by Mark Richard (Doubleday, $23.95), is a honey of...
March 17, 2011 - 1:32pm
March 11, 2011
Book Report: A life at sea's the life for me -- but maybe not
My grandmother used to amuse me telling stories about her father who left the farm in Sweden to become a merchant seaman, and eventually learned seven languages. Life was not easy for a farm boy at sea, my grandmother said.
March 11, 2011 - 10:51am
March 3, 2011
Book Report: Author's work serves as Holocaust reminder
Forty years ago, my wife and I and toured the concentration camp at Dachau, just outside Augsburg, Germany. It was a very antiseptic experience....
March 3, 2011 - 2:03pm
February 10, 2011
Book Report: Porcine prose, inventive money making in this week's spotlight
My father wasn't much for poetry. He was more of a Zane Grey man. But he truly enjoyed Chaucer's "Miller's Tale," when I typed out a copy for him, when he wrote and wondered how I was wasting my time in graduate school. And I know he'd like a new book just out, "Low Down and Coming...
February 10, 2011 - 9:58am
January 21, 2011
Book Report: Selections for all tastes offered this week
Lerner Publications of Minneapolis continues to expand into different areas. Its newer imprint, christened Lab, is devoted to adolescent literature like "What Can(t) Wait," by Ashley Hope Perez ($17.95 cloth). It's all about Marisa, a Mexican migrant, living with her parents in...
January 21, 2011 - 8:55am
January 14, 2011
Book Report: Murder, poignant perceptions of large family offered this week
TV personality Al Roker has made himself an American presence over the years. From my point of view he's lost too much weight because as a fat guy, I always liked him as a fat guy. Now he looks like a refugee from Buchenwald. But that's beside the point. The point is, he has become...
January 14, 2011 - 9:02am
January 5, 2011
Book Report: Spear autobiography, how to shake hands in three easy lessons offered this week
When I first moved to Minneapolis, 40 years ago, there was a young firebrand professor at the University of Minnesota, who was in the newspaper a good deal of the time. He was a leader in the anti-war movement and a young turk in the DFL party. His name was Allan Spear. Allan Spear...
January 5, 2011 - 3:48pm