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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
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
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
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
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 12, 2017
HOOPS ON HOPS: Spring beers to try
I like change-of-season beers to innovate and create approachable beers. Many breweries embrace the transitions of the season to showcase their...
April 12, 2017 - 9:54am
March 22, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Here are some of my favorite books about my favorite subject: beer. While there is almost unlimited information online, I still like holding...
March 22, 2017 - 8:08am
February 21, 2017
BANDA: Reshaping soul food's identity
DULUTH — "Soul food" is a term derived from the 1960s and the Black Power movement. It reflects the traditional foods — like collard...
February 21, 2017 - 4:23pm
February 6, 2017
Slow cooker appetizers for munchie moods
Sometimes finger food is the best type of food. Whether indulging in appetizers for happy hour celebrations, sports games or as a creative side...
February 6, 2017 - 8:03am
January 8, 2017
See what's cooking in the 2017 Flavor Forecast
Since 2000, McCormick & Co. has been unveiling its Flavor Forecast list for the new year. The trends and ingredients list is created by a team...
January 8, 2017 - 10:45pm
November 17, 2016
In Belgian lab, scientists search for 'perfect' beer yeast
LEUVEN, Belgium — Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to...
November 17, 2016 - 1:45pm
March 25, 2014
Supporting local food from your kitchen
Regional organic farmers report they are heading into spring greenhouse planting this month, and though those teasing March freeze-thaw cycles...
March 25, 2014 - 9:40am
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