Drunken eelpout party looks for new home
The celebration of the eelpout usually involves a fair amount of drinking and trashing the ice on Walker Bay on Leech Lake.
But in recent years, there’ve been plenty of indications local authorities have tired of the mess. And this year the Cass County Sheriff’s Office restricted vehicle access on the ice, which angered the festival attendees who insisted the ice was plenty safe. Read more →
One moment with Trump and a pet store owner’s business is ruined
Dave Ratner says he didn’t know exactly why he was invited to the Oval Office last week and if he had known President Trump was going to kneecap the Affordable Care Act and people’s health care, he wouldn’t have shown up. Read more →
If not farming, what’s Wisconsin’s image?
A business official in Wisconsin says it’s time to change the state’s ‘America’s Dairyland’ slogan to something better. He thinks ‘Forward’ is better. Read more →
News blogs come and most every news blog in the Twin Cities eventually goes. This is the last of them.
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Postscript: A high school reunion and the struggle to fit in
I suspect Rachel Martin’s old classmate will one day, too, come to this point of comfort, though it remains a tragedy of time that it takes us so long for the realization to come that we all fit in. Read more →
The danger of flying low over the Mississippi
It will be some time, of course, before federal investigators release the cause of the plane crash near Ramsey last evening, in which a Cessna plunged into the Mississippi River. But the Star Tribune’s report from a witness provides a huge clue about why it happened. Read more →
The differences between the cities and suburbs are fading away. Cities are the new suburbs. And suburbs are the new cities. Read more →
There are times when one has to step back and be thankful that one is at the top of the food chain. Nature is cruel to everyone else, as photographer Dan Nystedt found when he was out filming the pretty part. Read more →
To Puerto Rico, with love from the Northland
Two Republican congressmen from Minnesota voted against a hurricane relief package for Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Rep. Tom Emmer’s “no” vote mirrored one he cast against hurricane relief for Texas in September. Rep. Jason Lewis voted for that plan but rejected aid to Puerto Rico. Read more →
War on media claims Puerto Rico
The death toll in Puerto Rico is now up to 45. The territory is on its own. The least the rest of us can do is watch the suffering news organizations are documenting. Read more →
Here’s your daily dose of bittersweetness, courtesy of the PBS NewsHour series segment, ‘Brief, but Spectacular.’
In last evening’s episode, series creator Goldbloom talks with his grandfather, Richard, 92, who is losing his memory. Read more →
Instant internet fame for a math teacher’s 10-year-old quiz question
It’s been 10 years since Claire Longmoor, of Nottingham, England wrote up a test for her math students.
It was nothing particularly difficult. Read more →
In Jordan, toilet paper isn’t funny
Where is the line between youthful pranks and criminal behavior?
Let the Jordan, Minn., police department be your guide. Read more →
The Weinstein story will pass. People will move on to new ways to have an old debate. The workplace for women will still be a horror show. Read more →
State and county officials in Minnesota and North Dakota have issued their reply to a Fargo Forum editorial calling for a more open process when discussing the $2.2 billion flood diversion project on the Red River. They kicked a reporter out of a meeting yesterday, the Fargo Forum reports. Read more →