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Urho Urho galloped up the hill in the moonlight with his heart pounding and breathing hard, and the moon in his eyes. He stopped at the top, tilted a little flask quickly, and continued loping down the hill toward the village sleeping in the moonlight. Urho loved to jog under the full moon and have a swig every time he stopped to rest. He used to pretend he was a horse, and snort and whinny after the flask was empty. William R. Lamppa of Embarrass
This painting (oils on canvas) done by Quin Sweetman of Portland, Ore., features Martha and Jerry Karsnia of International Falls as the subjects. Quin titles this "Karsnia Gothic."
Kyle Churness of Duluth spotted this lynx that was hunting near Two Harbors.
Name: Xavier Age: 7 Interests: Xavier enjoys trying new things and is very outgoing. He loves playing video games, watching movies, playing with toy cars and reading books about cars, planes and trains. He would like to go on a train ride and to Canal Park to look at ships. Personality: He describes himself as cool, a big helper and sweet. He's friendly, outgoing and has a great sense of humor.
Events Rural Arts Voice North (RAV'N) second annual mid-winter reading, 1:30 p.m. today, Solon Springs Community Center, Business Highway 53. Readings begin at 2 p.m. Free. Tail-waggin' Tutors, for kids looking for extra reading practice, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, West Duluth Public Library branch. Other dates offered: April 21 and May 19. Call (218) 730-4280. Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Royal Public Library and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library, with a bedtime story time at 6:30 p.m.
The Heartland Indie Best-seller List, as brought to you the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Booksellers Association and IndieBound for the week ending March 2. Visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (Little Brown, $30) 2. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking, $27.95) 3. Still Life With Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen (Random House, $26) 4. Bark: Stories, by Lorrie Moore (Knopf, $24.95) 5. One More Thing, by B.J. Novak (Knopf, $24.95) 6.
Quilts made by volunteers help children in crisis The 17th annual Douglas County Home and Community Education Quiltathon will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Mariner Mall in Superior. HCE members will lead community volunteers in completing about 50 quilts in a day. All are welcome to help and volunteers can bring scissors, juvenile fabrics, flannel, batting and completed or incomplete quilts if available; otherwise all needed items will be supplied.
"Over the Portage, into History" Author: John Henricksson Illustrator: Kelly Dupre Local connection: The author spends his summers on Gunflint Lake, and the book is set in our area. Synopsis: The book chronicles the lives of eight travelers who traversed the million-and-a-half-square-mile Hudson Bay watershed in canoes and left visible legacies on the history of the area.
Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live and where would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Until March 23, people from the United States and Canada can submit a cause for a chance to win one of 40 $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants. Now in its third year, Neighborhood Assist is a youth-led, philanthropic program that empowers people to identify the issues they feel are the most important in their communities.
Q: I've been told troopers are handing out tickets to drivers who slide their vehicles into ditches. I recently saw a state trooper vehicle in the ditch being pulled out by a tow truck. Would that trooper be ticketed just the same as anyone else? I often wonder about this whole driving while talking on a cellphone thing and then observe law enforcement doing the same thing and typing on a laptop computer while driving. This makes very little sense to me. A: Same as for everyone else, it all depends on the circumstances.