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March 19, 2017
Ava Battocchio, with two of the dresses she has made, tells how any dress she makes now has at least one pocket big enough to hold her cell phone. She makes vintage clothing in her apartment and sells it under the name Timely Attire on Etsy. Steve Kuchera /
VINTAGE INSPIRED: Duluth woman mixes the old with the new in fashion designs
March 19, 2017 - 5:00am
I've had a love affair with light on powerlines for a long time. When the angle's just right, they remind me of lacy spider webs. Several days ago, while stopping to pick up groceries, the sun hit the wires just right along St. Marie Street between Woodland Avenue and the UMD campus. I had my camera and the right lens, so I quickly parked the car and ran down to the sidewalk to grab a shot of the scene before the light faded. Bob King /
BLINK for March 19, 2017
March 19, 2017 - 4:15am
March 12, 2017
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BLINK: A weekly slice of life for March 12, 2017
March 12, 2017 - 5:40am
Doug Nelson, District Emergency Coordinator for 11 counties in Minnesota and amateur radio liason to the National Weather Service, plays the dial on a transceiver to contact another ham in the Netherlands. He was working from the Douglas County Emergency Operations Center in the amateur radio room recently. Bob King /
Hamming it up: Amateur radio is a booming form of communication
March 12, 2017 - 5:00am
March 5, 2017
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BLINK: A weekly slice of life for March 5, 2017
March 5, 2017 - 6:37am
February 26, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Superior Multicultural Student Services Coordinator Ivy Vainio talks with Dr. Ephraim Nikoi while taking photos during an university event. Clint Austin /
A DIVERSE FOCUS: Photographer brings multicultural roots to work on and off campus
February 26, 2017 - 5:00am
February 19, 2017
Courtney Kashima and her husband, Hide, are raising two multicultural kids in Chicago. She identifies as a "European mutt" and was born and raised in Illinois, while her husband is a first-generation Japanese-American who grew up in Guam. Annie Grossinger / Chicago Tribune / TNS
Chicago parents face challenges, joys in raising multiracial children
February 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
In 1993, Jesse Meader (left) called her father, Gary Meader, "Nanny." Her pet names for her father have changed over the years. Submitted photo
Gary Meader column: A timeline of a daughter's pet names
February 19, 2017 - 5:00am
Christian Durfee has created a line of bow ties that are for sale in four stores so far in Minnesota including Mainstream Fashions For Men in Duluth, pictured here. Bob King /
Local teen builds bow tie business with upward swing in trend
February 19, 2017 - 5:00am
February 12, 2017
Nick Mullins, 25, rides at Modern Skate & Surf on December 21, 2016, in Royal Oak, Mich. Mullins was a talented local skateboarder who lost his sight after contracting MRSA a few years ago. (Salwan Georges/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
Blind skateboarder lands on both feet
February 12, 2017 - 5:30am
February 11, 2017
Noel Woods returns to her foster family for the holidays in Seattle on Dec. 21, 2016. At left is her foster mother, Pat Smith. Steve Ringman / Seattle Times / TNS
How a very determined foster child found self-esteem - and her future
February 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 10, 2017
Rebecca and Eric Nelson have operated Aff ordable Barefoot Maui Weddings since 2010. They will soon split their time between Hawaii and Bemidji. Submitted photo
From oceans to lakes - and back again
February 10, 2017 - 2:06pm
February 5, 2017
Three sets of finished, hand-knitted baby booties and caps sit a box in Madonna Buck’s home. Steve Kuchera /
Hand-knitted items bring personal touch to Essentia Health
February 5, 2017 - 5:00am
Bullet journal pages can be embellished with colored pens, decorative crafting tape, stencils for creating page headers, fancy stickers and intricate doodles. Juli Leonard / Raleigh News & Observer / TNS
Bullet journaling a simple tool for your life
February 5, 2017 - 4:30am
February 3, 2017
Wayne State University scholars are recommending you expand your vocabulary. Here are a few good words to start with. TNS
Are you a blithering fool? Here's 10 words to make you sound smarter
February 3, 2017 - 6:02pm