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Flood relief bill passes house, heads to Governor Dayton
Courts - Jan. 29 edition
Wadena courthouse generator may be installed on Presidents' Day
Dayton releases budget plan
WDC's one-act performance of 'The Chair Play' advances to Sections, Jan. 31
Glenz, Pirates hop back on winning track
Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at 85
Pirates overcome Braves 59-46
Shorts, slippers, S Chancellor on field Saturday
Seahawks-Patriots an intriguing chess match
Riepes building skills through extension program
Lakewood Health System recognized for Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Initiative
Tri-County Leases Retail Space to Seip Drug
Hanson, Brenk earn promotions at Forum Communication
Niche program offered at M State
The bus ride from Branson
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 29 edition
Ensemble cast marches to the forefront in 'Selma'
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 22 edition
Waffle maker produces some surprising treats
Birth announcements - Jan. 22 edition
Alina Perez Makes the Dean's List at Rochester Community and Technical College
Rachel Craig earns Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award
Certificate of Eligibility now available online
Do police officers have quotas to meet?
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Can proof of insurance be shown electronically?
Your letters - Jan. 22 edition
A winter walk through Glendalough
Owatonna angler wins truck at Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
January 7, 2010
New Year's resolutions with a twist
Over the New Year's holiday, my 4-year-old daughter asked me, "Why are we celebrating such a humongous number, Mommy?" It took me a moment to process her comment. I then realized she was referring to 2010, and I had to smile at my little Einstein's mind. "Yes, honey, 2010 is a humongous...
January 7, 2010 - 6:13pm
December 3, 2009
Our little 'Dancing Queens'
You know the saying, "Never say never?" Well, I never thought I'd be dancing to Hannah Montana music or doing the Hokie Pokie in my living room! Yes, now I'm a mother of two little girls who are both passionate living-room dancers. From lively polkas to Taylor Swift, my daughters...
December 3, 2009 - 8:28pm
October 26, 2009
The joy of receiving (and writing) letters
When I opened my mailbox last week, my heart skipped a beat. There amongst the bills and junk mail was a letter! The postmark was from Bismarck, N.D., and I recognized the neat handwriting -- it was a letter from my friend, Carolyn. Ah, the joy of receiving a hand-written letter!...
October 26, 2009 - 10:30am
August 19, 2009
To love, honor and vacuum
My husband is a very romantic man. That's one of the qualities that I love about him. Over the years, he's written me poetry, sent gorgeous flowers, cooked delicious dinners and he's even left me little love notes in my lunch box. Yes, I'm a lucky woman. But recently, he outdid...
August 19, 2009 - 5:37pm
July 15, 2009
Movie night with my daughter
My daughter went to her first movie at the Cozy Theatre last week. I'm not sure who was more excited: me or her! Naturally, Ally was excited to experience her first movie in a theater. I, on the other hand, was excited to have a night out! OK, I admit, I also couldn't wait to munch...
July 15, 2009 - 3:39pm
June 3, 2009
Learning to let go of baby clothes
As I sorted through my daughters' baby clothes they'd outgrown, I couldn't help but feel a pang of sadness in my heart. When I folded a pair of soft-pink footie pajamas, I could picture myself rocking and singing Ashley to sleep when she was just a newborn. Then I came across a...
June 3, 2009 - 2:29pm
May 6, 2009
You know you're a mom when ...
As if being a mom wasn't challenging enough, we've got more to worry about these days. Between the recession, going "green," wood tick and mosquito season, and now swine flu, sometimes it's hard finding something to smile about. But then again, Mother's Day is just around the corner!...
May 6, 2009 - 3:06pm