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A total of 17 Woodbury, and Afton, residents have received blue ribbons in this year's Minnesota State Fair. Check Woodbury Bulletin as more results are available.
There's an old saw that says Edgar Rice Burroughs never visited Africa, but managed to write a slew of books about Tarzan, his mate and his ape. Maybe that's what's wrong with the Tarzan books. Lines like that remind me of the Shakespeare apologists in the 17th century who said that the Bard was so good he never had to delete a line. In response his contemporary Ben Jonson, said "If only he had blotted a thousand." All this literary history by way of introducing "Missing Mark," by Julie Kramer (Doubleday, $25). Kramer, a resident of White Bear Lake, is a freelance TV producer.
The U.S. Department of Defense released the names Saturday of the Woodbury and Cottage Grove soldiers killed Thursday in an attack in Iraq. They died July 16 in Basra of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using indirect fire - a term usually reserved for mortars, rockets and artillery Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury, and Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, were among three members of the National Guard Red Bull 34th Infantry Division that were killed in the attack. James D. Wertish, 20, of Olivia, Minn.
When Jim Perelman's mother died in 2007, he resolved to produce a book of poems about grief. Perelman is the founder and publisher of Holy Cow! Press, a high quality literary house located in Duluth. The result is "Beloved of the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude" ($16.95, paper), edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart and Pamela Mittlefehldt. In her introduction, Mittlefehldt tells how Holy Cow! got the ball rolling by asking for submissions. Two thousand entries poured in from famous poets like Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin and writers they had never heard of.
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the Bellman cried, "Silence! Not even a shriek!" And excitedly tingled his bell. There was silence supreme! Not a shriek, not a scream Scarcely even a howl or a groan, As the man they called "Ho!
WORTHINGTON -- The U.S. Constitution includes the phrase "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of 10 years, in such manner as they shall by law direct." Since 1790, a national census has taken place every 10 years, and the next one is right around the corner.
ST. PAUL -- On Dan Zamlen's 19th birthday, the search for the Eveleth native entered its fourth day Wednesday with police and family defiantly refusing to let hope wane. Zamlen, a Type I diabetic, was last heard from about 2:45 a.m. Sunday when he was having a cell phone conversation after leaving a party. Search and rescue crews have combed the bluffs area around Zamlen's last known location but have not announced finding any significant clues. At a news conference Wednesday at the University of St.
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty has unveiled a new state website that provides a new way for citizens to examine and follow money spent by state government. "On-line, all-the-time access to information is a powerful tool that will empower citizens to help hold government accountable," Pawlenty said. "Taxpayers are paying the bills and they should have the ability to easily look at the state's checkbook.
ST. PAUL - Counties would get new taxing authority, local levy limits disappear and some charitable organizations would be relieved of paying property taxes under a Democratic tax plan unveiled Monday. To make up for anticipated state aid reductions, the proposal allows counties to impose a 0.5 percent sales tax increase instead of raising property taxes. Voters could attempt to remove a county's sales tax increase under certain conditions.
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