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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
August 27, 2012
Start your day with a good (and fun) breakfast
The fresh fragrance of fall has greeted my nose as my golden retriever, Gracie, and I have been out for our brisk morning walks together. It's...
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 20, 2012
This dish really stacks up
For Midwesterners who love to eat food fresh from the garden, this is the best time of year. Local gardens are teaming with bright heavy tomatoes,...
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 13, 2012
Feed your inner child with Layered Ice Cream Crunch Cake
Last summer when I was spending time with my young granddaughter, the ice cream truck rolled down the street. We could hear the lilting, clearly...
August 13, 2012 - 9:09am
August 6, 2012
Pakora: India's version of onion rings
When my husband and I travel, we find our stops seem to be all about food. One of our favorite activities when we get out of town is exploring...
August 6, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2012
That's some stinkin' good garlic sauce
I've been to wine tasting parties, cheese tastings and olive oil tastings, but a garlic tasting party? Never. When veteran gardener Carol Schmidt...
July 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
New twist on an old favorite: Marinated Asian Cucumber Salad
Fresh long, seedless cucumbers are showing up at the farmers market and some grocery stores that carry produce from local growers. I buy cucumbers...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Super simple supper: Summer-Fresh Bowtie Pasta
Hot summer weekend afternoons are meant for lounging with friends on a pontoon boat floating down the Mississippi River. Preferably with a cooler...
July 16, 2012 - 8:18am
July 9, 2012
Cherishing cherry memories with Quick Cherry Turnovers
As soon as I see shiny dark red cherries in the grocery store, my mind floods with memories of summer days spent with my grandparents on their...
July 9, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2012
It's love at first (or second) bite with some food
Sometimes it takes baby steps, or baby tastes, before we realize we actually like a certain type of food. For some, it might have been a first...
July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
We all scream faux ice cream
I had my eye on an old ice cream maker at an antique shop a couple of weeks ago. I found it when I was crouching on the floor digging through...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
How about salad in a jar?
It's time to pull those boxes of old canning jars out of storage. I'm suggesting this not just because it is the season for pickling asparagus,...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2012
Early strawberry season means it's time for cake
I headed straight to my recipe file when I heard a recent news report that Minnesota strawberries are ripening earlier this year. Growers are...
June 11, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Slow down, peel away, enjoy Simmered Artichokes
Eating an artichoke for the first time is an experience one remembers forever. Years ago, maybe 15 or so, my friend Cathy taught me how to eat...
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
May 28, 2012
Confetti Bean Salad can feed a crowd
As I used a wooden spoon to mix up a big bowl full of bright-colored ingredients for bean salad, I thought of what my mom would say if she was...
May 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 21, 2012
Spoonriver Cookbook's Rhubarb Cake: Example of love in the kitchen
When you're on the phone with Brenda Langton, owner of Spoonriver restaurant in Minneapolis, you can hear the smile in her voice; you can sense...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am