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"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.
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.
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."
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.
Kyle Churness of Duluth spotted this lynx that was hunting near Two Harbors.
This is Paxtyn's first time in the snow while visiting from Florida. She didn't care for mittens! Parents are Lindsay and Kevin Stephans of Palm Coast, Fla. Grandparents are Brad and Mary Tafs of Hermantown, Jessie Clayton of Tallahassee, Fla., and Eddie and Eura Randloph of Plante City, Fla. Great-grandparents are Bernice Olenski of Superior and Albert Clayton of Bartow, Fla.
"Bring on the snow," says Dan Holm, with his grandsons, Trey and Tanner Jonas. Parents are Angie and Scott Jonas of Rochester, Minn. Grandparents are Dan and Lil Holm of Hermantown.
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Megan Follows, 46; Billy Crystal, 66; Quincy Jones, 81; Michael Caine, 81. TODAY'S BIRTHDAY: Persuasion, ingenuity and a little brute force will help you get your way this year, as long as your plan or goal doesn't have flaws. Calculate each move with precision and rely on formulas you have used successfully in the past to wheel, deal and make your presence felt.
District Court St. Louis County March 12 Andrea L. Humphrey, 27, 25 W. Village View Drive, Duluth, disorderly conduct, fined $50. Ty A. Jarvi, 29, 215 Fifth Ave. E., Floodwood, reckless driving, assault and driving after suspension, dismissed. Christopher M. Junod, 19, Burnsville, Minn., underage consumption, dismissed. Michael F. Lampela, 34, 7541 Laine Road, Two Harbors, expired medical card, fined $100. Tamara R. Larson, 39, 13092 N. Jones Drive, Minong, misdemeanor theft, dismissed. Roni R. Love, 42, 605 N. Central Ave., Apt.
As always happens when you move, some stuff just doesn't make the cut. Maybe it doesn't fit in with the feng shui, or you just don't care enough about it to haul it to the new pad. Beacon Bank is in the process of leap-frogging Starbucks in its move on Superior Street, and the bank doesn't want to lug its old safe around. Instead, they want to give it away. And it looks like a steal, too. Disclaimer: Eh?