THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge Nr. 26: Unusual Truss Bridge in Iowa
Have you come across an unusual bridge while travelling or bridgehunting? If so, what did the bridge look like, and did you do some research to determine what bridge type it was? Many engineers came... Posted on 7/31/13 at 9:42 AM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II meaningful mondays: exploring joy
[So that I can share my weekly faith columns that run in our daily newspaper, Meaningful Mondays will be a duplication of those essays, published Saturdays in The Forum and reprinted here with permiss... Posted on 1/21/13 at 1:08 AM
JIMMY JABBER Flood proved worth of electronic media
Duluth was treated to Mother Natures softer side during Grandmas Marathon weekend so much so that the News Tribune pointed it out in the headline of a follow-up story Monday.
What she brought out ... Posted on 6/24/12 at 12:00 AM
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
GOETHE'S SPORTS BLOG Twins rumblings
A various assortment of links on the Minnesota Twins, plus a thought on the team's biggest need:
Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman says that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is inte... Posted on 11/10/09 at 4:58 PM
It really wasn’t a big deal, the Minneapolis police officer insisted after scribbling a note and stuffing it into the pocket of a man who suffered a seizure and passed out behind the wheel. Just part of the job.
Chip Scoggins column: Gary Thorne is sort of an honorary Minnesotan — judging by the reaction of local puck fans — after announcing his first boys’ hockey state tournament, though Thorne did manage to avoid our polar vortex initiation.
The Legislature is entering the third week of what probably will be one of the shortest sessions in years. While the Minnesota Legislature will complete work on a number of key issues — particularly, passing a comprehensive bonding bill and an increase in our state’s minimum wage — not starting until late February meant, at maximum, a 2½-month session. And odds are it will be even shorter. This is great news for those of us who don’t live in the Twin Cities.
Sam Cook column: I slipped into bed the other night, sliding between cool sheets, waiting for body heat to warm my little cocoon of space. It wouldn’t take long, I knew, but in that brief interlude between cold and comfort, something occurred to me.
I am sitting on a beach in Puerto Vallarta, and it is 6:30 a.m. (Yes, I realize the lack of sympathy engendered when it’s double digits below zero back in Duluth, but the setting is only background to what follows). I come to the beach early as it’s first come, first served for the four beach huts that are thatch-covered and provide curtains to shade out later sunlight while allowing ocean breezes to flow through. Puerto Vallarta is a delightful, vibrant city with many nooks and crannies to explore.
MANILA, Philippines — The white-haired woman is short but stands straight, in a pink blouse and flat shoes, with mostly unwrinkled skin, a wide nose and a broad smile that nearly leaps from her face when she laughs. You congratulate her on being 90 years old, and she holds up a finger and says: “Ninety-one this year.” You ask her the secret of her longevity and she says, “Work every day.”
Beverly Godfrey column: This winter is the coldest on record in Duluth since the winter of 1874-75. People 139 years ago might have lacked many of our modern conveniences, but they dealt with the cold better than we do.
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