CONFESSIONS OF A [FORMER] FAT GIRL Here's what he said...
My husband, Al, who is the editor of the Echo Press newspaper, wrote about his experience running the half-marathon in Las Vegas. The story, along with a picture of him running the race, ran in the Op... Posted on 1/20/13 at 4:10 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Stadium backers don't believe everything they read
Dont believe everything you read, especially in sports blogs and columns about government issues.
That is what some Minnesota politicians say after dealing with Vikings stadium issues for months, or ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 3:13 AM
Among the celebrations observed in the U.S. this time of year is one I especially like to note. It is National Library Day on Saturday, October 6.
I love libraries, especially those housed in those beautiful, century old buildings financed by the Carnegie Foundation. But, there is a new wrinkle in libraries. Are you familiar with the Little Free Library movement?
October 7, 1987
Osakis Community Memorial Home’s annual membership meeting drew a standing room only crowd as they met Tuesday, September 29 to elect three members to the board of directors of the Memorial Home: Newman Olson, Neil Johnson and Gladys Sliper.
September 30, 1937
Isaac Jaravi, an 83-year-old farmer residing near Angora, went hunting for a bear but accidentally shot and wounded his 51-year-old son, Leander Jaravi, whose leg had to be amputated.
September 23, 1987
Kral Brothers Dairy, Osakis, was recognized by Farmland Industries, Inc. for having a leading dairy in the Midwest during the company’s Top Dairyman Conference held recently in Kansas.
Our trip to the Minnesota State Fair was our 25th trip to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The last couple years, we have separated out our attendance day from our work day at the fair. Our stay at Bandana Square affords us the free shuttle to and from the fair and eliminates the traffic and parking headaches.
Every day was Grandparents Day when I was a kid. My family lived exactly a half block down Pollock Hill from Grandma and Grandpa Malcheski. We saw them every day, sometimes several times a day.
I became the person I am today because of my close association with my Grandma. (I was her favorite, of course. The rest of the grandkids in town were boys, four of them, to be exact.)
Watching the U.S. Olympic Trials has been really exciting. Have you caught any of the events on TV?
In general, I’m not a huge sports fan. I’d rather watch a mushy romance movie on the Lifetime Movie Network while my husband watches sports in the other room.
10 years ago
July 10, 2002
Technical Sergeant Jeffrey Julig was named recipient of the Steve Swigonski Award for outstanding paralegal airman at the Judge Advocate General’s annual awards banquet in Arlington, Virginia.
Cell phone users think they can multi-task; they can't. They are a danger to society and to themselves. That was especially true last Thursday. I absolutely had to go to the St. Cloud Post Office to mail something caught in a time crunch.
Candi Vlasaty, guest humorist
, February 15, 2012
The annual statewide tests for students in grades 3-11 begins this week. Schools have been given a little flexibility on when the tests are administered because many of the tests must be done on a computer.
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