CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Here's what he said...
My husband, Al, who is the editor of the Echo Press newspaper, wrote about his experience running the half-marathon in Las Vegas. The story, along with a picture of him running the race, ran in the Op... Posted on 1/20/13 at 4:10 PM
JIMMY JABBER Flood proved worth of electronic media
Duluth was treated to Mother Natures softer side during Grandmas Marathon weekend so much so that the News Tribune pointed it out in the headline of a follow-up story Monday.
What she brought out ... Posted on 6/24/12 at 12:00 AM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
Call me a fuddy-duddy, but I’m concerned about all the tweeting and blogging and electronic means of communication that goes on these days.
It’s dangerous because everyone seems to be doing it while driving high-powered automobiles, but that’s not my worry.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
As you might already know, our River Falls Leads: 2010-15 Strategic Plan contains Strategy three, states, “We will instill in every student a respect for our world and its resources so they become responsible and productive global citizens.”
Tom Westerhaus, School Superintendent
, March 29, 2013
March 14, 1963: Cold feet, aching limbs end result for hikers: A weary group of eight was the remainder of a party of ten who began an eight-mile hike down the Kinnickinnic river to check out the possibility of building another dam to generate more power for the city. Jim Young, Wes Johnson, Mayor Spike Hoffman, Dick Fox, Dr. R.A. Pennington, Bruce Pennington, Lyle Zastrow and Stan Hofstedt, utilities department manager, completed the journey.
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