I met Siji Saula and his wife in Fargo earlier this summer, and had the opportunity to meet David Saula in Lagos last week. Their ongoing bond is a good example of how leaving your home to start a new life — halfway across the world in this case — can change important relationships. It’s an even better example, though, of how those relationships remain strong. Read more →
Former Kansas City Star sports reporter and SportsInReview.com editor Martin Manley shot himself in front of a police station yesterday morning. He also left a whole website explaining his actions. Read more →
Lessons from summer camp, another side of Tsarnaev, the people who make ‘play ball’ possible, together again in Duluth, and Cheerios’ new ad. Read more →
Today’s dispatch from comes from Nagaland, in the north of India. Mary Roach from the Smithsonian Magazine visited a pepper-eating contest there and reports on the science of eating spicy peppers. First, the video: The contestants here are eating Naga King Chilis, often ranked as the world’s hottest. These guys are pros: Competitors have 20 Read more →
North Dakota: Where there are more bars per capita than there are bars.
Rain is heading toward Boston. It will bring out the flowers, turn the grass green, and tell us it’s time to move on.
Regular readers know how much the NewsCut team — all one of us — enjoys a good obituary.
The Duluth News Tribune’s Andrew Krueger got a not-so-gentle reminder from the spirits of the north woods that nature is always in charge.
Words carry more weight when you know the lengths gone through to say them, don’t you think?