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Valentine's race, training, injection and a night out on the town
Friday was the big day for my injection shot. I think I would have been more nervous if I had felt better - Thursday, I went to the doctor and found out I have bronchitis. Been on antibiotics and an i...
2/10/14 at 4:06 PM
Sartell Bridge spared demolition
SARTELL, MINNESOTA- At about this time last year, the future of the Sartell Bridge, a 1914 three-span Camelback through truss bridge that was built by the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company was...
2/3/14 at 5:40 AM The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges 10/28/13 at 9:58 AM
St. Anthony Parkway Bridge spans for sale 10/22/13 at 5:24 AM
I Bought a Pork Sandwich with Bitcoin
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and try one of our world-famous BBQ Pork Sandwiches! It has onion. It has pickles. It has pork. It has BBQ. All on a soft, chewy bun. "It will only cost you 6.2 m...
1/17/14 at 5:08 PM Book Release Party Photos 1/9/14 at 2:38 PM
Come Celebrate With Me: China Book Release Parties 12/11/13 at 10:36 AM
Sound of the Steam Whistle
The original 1944 Milwaukee Road No. 261 Steam Engine Train came through Litchfield October 12th while on a 186 mile round trip excursion from Minneapolis to Willmar, Minnesota. I picked a location ...
10/13/13 at 8:46 AM
Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge...
10/6/13 at 12:38 PM Petunia balls... 9/26/12 at 6:57 PM
Color my world... 10/5/11 at 12:57 PM
The Murderer Next Door: A Story of Forgiveness
Jordan Maahs Mary Johnsons son was murdered in Minneapolis. The murderer, named Oshea, served 17 years in prison. He is now Mary Johnsons next door neighbor. This is not an unfortunate fluke, but r...
6/2/13 at 3:25 PM
Two Twin Cities Bites & A Sysco Food Show: Los Paisanos Taqueria & Sun Street Breads
This past weekend, Jake and I headed to the Twin Cities for the wedding reception we never had. We had said our vows in October at a small ceremony and were finally able to extend the celebration to f...
4/11/13 at 10:53 AM Birthday Week Eats: Happy Hour At Mezzaluna & Kibbe Nayyi 9/30/12 at 2:53 PM
A Romp Through The Red River Valley Fair & A Gyro Rant 7/19/12 at 4:50 PM
Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 2
Part one was about the hoopla; this post is about the nuts and bolts of the student struggles in North Minneapolis. When the 6th and 7th graders I taught this day eventually got down to work (which t...
2/14/13 at 9:03 AM Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 1 2/6/13 at 10:20 AM
Unknown Ordinances: Why Fines Aren't Fine for Budget Use 5/16/12 at 9:33 AM
Sarcoma patient Kelly Hutton returns to Grand Forks job; benefit for Hutton, birth-traumatized son on Nov. 10
Kelly Hutton returned to work in Grand Forks Monday, still buoyed by self-described wonderful news in late September about her outlook after cancer surgery. Hutton who, with her baby son Mason, is...
10/3/12 at 3:31 PM Grand Forks boy, 8, who battled back from ruptured appendix, infection returns home; fundraiser continues 10/3/12 at 9:08 AM
Fund created for ill Grand Forks boy 9/22/12 at 8:25 AM
2012 Presidential Election
Back in February of 2010 I etch-a-sketched an article called "Repubocrats"...my term for the total "indifferences" between republicans and democrats. Upon watching sometimes up to 8-minutes of the rep...
9/4/12 at 2:13 PM
When Bridges Fall Down
Yesterday August 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the Minneapolis 35W bridge collapse which took the lives of 13 people and marred the emotional lives of many more. As a city and as a nation, we co...
8/2/12 at 7:45 AM Hidden Treasures 6/20/12 at 6:30 AM
Getting Wild in the City! 4/3/12 at 4:30 AM
An easy 6
After heading home from work on Monday, I went straight to my laptop and logged in. With 2 competing issues hampering my running, I'm determined to work on some weaknesses and beat the rash of health-...
5/8/12 at 3:38 PM A good running rhythm 6/8/11 at 7:18 AM
Closer to fine 6/7/11 at 8:15 AM
MSU Moorhead student creates indie music website
Michael Schreifels, a senior majoring in film studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is a dedicated student to say the least. Schreifels will complete his four-year degree in three, has contr...
4/18/12 at 8:40 AM
Stadium backers say deal to be announced Thursday
Minnesota Vikings stadium supporters say they will announce a deal Thursday that could lead to a new home for the states professional football team. Team officials, state leaders and Minneapolis offi...
2/29/12 at 10:21 PM Minneapolis 'all but out' of convention consideration 12/20/10 at 4:24 AM
International interest in cycling
I ride bicycles for the fun of it and for the activitys health benefits. Ive ridden most of my life and really hit it hard a few years ago when my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose ...
2/3/12 at 5:06 PM