Minnesota

Remember when WCCO Radio featured a spoof on “Minnesota Hospital” and boasted Minnesota was “a good state to get sick in”? Well, it turns out that by most measures, Minnesota is a good state to stay well in. According to a study by United Health Foundation, Minnesota ranks third by many measures. The latest indication […]

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Authorities have found the body of Tou Hu Vang, the 21-year-old Coon Rapids man who went missing after he and another man jumped into the St. Croix River to rescue a boy who had fallen in Sunday afternoon. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office made the recovery at 9:51 a.m. today in the river just south […]

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  A Memorial Day 2014 Tribute: The Cambridge unit went into Afghanistan knowing it would face hostile situations. “We trained for every scenario possible,” said Sgt. 1st Class Josh Manske. While the soldiers didn’t experience much with small arms fire, they did take a few random rocket attacks that the Taliban would set up on […]

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In “Dante’s Inferno,” the first part of the “Divine Comedy” written by Dante Alighieri in the early 1300s, the ninth ring of hell, in the author’s imagination, is frigid and encased in ice. I know he’s not credited with discovering the New World, but I think Dante must have left Italy sometime during his life […]

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The recent cold in Minnesota and across the nation, according to weather forecasters, was the result of a “polar vortex.” The polar vortex is circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction — a polar low-pressure system, according to online information from meteorologist Brandon Miller. These winds tend […]

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As “A Christmas Story” does for some folks, storyteller Pati Kachel did for guests in search of a fun Christmas tale or two at a Rush City bed-and-breakfast on Sunday afternoon. Kachel shared a variety of Christmas memories from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, a simpler time with tales of her fun-loving Grandma Bert, flamboyant […]

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