THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 31: Thacher Truss Railroad Bridge in Waverly, Iowa
A few months ago, the Chronicles did a special on the Thacher truss bridges, designed and patented by Edwin Thacher and first used in 1884 in the state of Iowa. To refresh the readers memory, the Th... Posted on 10/15/13 at 5:41 AM
STAFF BLOG ADDICTED TO RUNNING Making miles
Over the weekend, my friends over at the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon capped about 16 months of planning for the inaugural race weekend. By all appearances, it turned out to be a pretty good event with be... Posted on 10/14/13 at 5:05 PM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Review: Vikings Week 2
It was a very up and down Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings but I didn't think their performance was as bad as some people thought. Here are my thoughts:
I did read people call their performance luc... Posted on 9/17/13 at 10:52 AM
THE NEW FORTY Dazed and confused...
Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor's house. This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:15 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY Nine UND alumni compete for the Stanley Cup
The best time of the year for hockey fans begins tonight: the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The question on everyone's mind is quite obviously "Who will raise the Cup?" Will it be the President's Trophy-wi... Posted on 4/30/13 at 5:16 PM
All seven on board OK
CHICAGO – They are hulking relics of aviation history, salvaged from scrap dealers and combat wreckage, painstakingly restored and – in rare cases – flown again.
Now there is one less of them.
CHICAGO — An Illinois Appeals Court ruled Monday that former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election.
CHICAGO – At the turn of the 20th century, thousands of immigrants sought out Jane Addams’ Hull House in Chicago. There they received medical treatment at settlement house clinics, learned job skills through training classes and found community at an art gallery, gymnasium and gardening club.
A man with Alexandria roots was the quarterback for an NFL-sized assignment – getting the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium ready for the Minnesota Vikings’ Monday Night Football game.
Al Edenloff / Forum Communications Co.
, December 26, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF Bank Stadium.
Dave Campbell / AP Sports Writer
, December 20, 2010
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