The National Geographic Bee is hands-down the best of the student academic competitions. The 2012 national finals start today — and our guy is in it. By our guy, I mean Gopi Ramanathan from Sartell. I’ve covered lots of student academic competitions over the years but the state geographic bee was always my favorite. These Read more

I hated disco music as a teenager. Hated it. I played the Eagles and Steve Miller Band. When punk rose up in the late 1970s, I embraced it. Finally, some angry music! I was convinced then that the punks would end disco for good. But the punk era came and flamed out. Now, 35 years Read more