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Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Beavers busy chewing down trees on city-owned lots in Newport
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
crime and courts
Rogers, Carlson, McNary and Pottinger sign letters of intent
Adjusting and learning is the name of the game
Hastings' junior Natasha Girgen qualifies for state in two events
Girls hockey drops first two games to section opponents
Cross-country: Nogle fights illness to run at state meet
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
Probate Estate Christine Drahos
Dissolution of Marriage: Novotny
Probate Estate Marina Challeen
Amended Assume Name Lalah's Oasis
Probate Estate Janaan Rasmusen
Carol Ann Kasal
Gloria M. Norum
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Letters to the editor: HPAAC gala a success; A thank you to Chief Schutt
Viewpoint: Falling into peak pumpkin season
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: Target brand, not Hastings economy, may be behind closure
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October 10, 2012
Book Report: What readers crave: Clear, lively wordplay
Today we'll examine two new books that have to do with good writing by writers who are indeed very good. One such writer is Verlyn Klinkenborg,...
October 10, 2012 - 3:24pm
September 27, 2012
Book Review: Insider knowledge leads to gripping story; Feingold's "While America Sleeps"
White Bear Lake novelist Julie Kramer makes good use of her past experience as a news producer for NBC, CBS and WCCO-TV, which is only one reason...
September 27, 2012 - 12:20pm
September 19, 2012
Book Report: Memories: Looking back on what was, wasn't and the many paths not taken
When you are in your twenties, even if you're confused and uncertain about your aims and purposes, you have a strong sense of what life itself...
September 19, 2012 - 4:02pm
September 7, 2012
Book Report: Exposing the underbelly of old D.C.
It's no secret that talent runs in families. Years ago I worked with Anthony Morley on the Minneapolis Tribune. Tony was a brilliant writer,...
September 7, 2012 - 8:46am
August 29, 2012
Book Report: This author shines as voice of a community
Novelist Toni Morrison has won the National Book Critics Circle, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for her fiction. Little wonder. Her...
August 29, 2012 - 3:10pm
August 24, 2012
Book Review: Did she or didn't she: Does it even matter?
Dorothy Parker was born on this day 119 years ago in West End, N.J., just a year after poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, about which Parker said...
August 24, 2012 - 9:44am
August 9, 2012
Book Report: Big heart for a big 'horse' of a guy
I was in high school when Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche was making big news on Big Ten gridirons. The University of Wisconsin sent films...
August 9, 2012 - 2:40pm
August 2, 2012
Book Report: This mystery worthy of Masterpiece Theatre
I'm not a big fan of detective novels in general, but I'm a sucker for the works of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse ever since I bought a...
August 2, 2012 - 3:46pm
July 30, 2012
Book Report: Duluth poet: A blunt, dazzling wordsmith
Normally I write about two books each week -- one national and one regional. This week I'll mention just one because it straddles both categories...
July 30, 2012 - 8:35am
July 18, 2012
Book Report: Historical tinkering makes for lively reading
I've written before about alternative history and writers like Harry Turtledove. He writes what I like to call "what if" novels. Like what if...
July 18, 2012 - 4:44pm
July 12, 2012
Book Report: 'Birdseye' look at frozen food, more
Mark Kurlansky astounded the reading world several years ago when he wrote "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World." Later he did...
July 12, 2012 - 2:11pm
July 3, 2012
Hastings artist Dale Lewis' dragon lady provides welcome to new gallery
Hastings artist/sculptor Dale Lewis' latest creation, a dragon lady, welcomes people to the new Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) art...
July 3, 2012 - 8:25am
June 18, 2012
Book Report: Genre readers are going for smut
Extra! Extra! Late breaking news from the publishing industry. And it's not good news. In a recent issue of New York magazine reporter Jessica...
June 18, 2012 - 8:56am
June 7, 2012
Book Report: Guess I didn't know her that well
I was very happy to receive "Walking the Rails," by Ethel Erickson Radner (available at iUniverse.com; barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com, $13.95...
June 7, 2012 - 1:26pm
May 31, 2012
Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale
Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter's wedding, his gayness, his...
May 31, 2012 - 2:01pm