Monthly Archives: October 2014

Eagles on the move

Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before “Gilligan’s Island” went into reruns. Join him for his unique insights, his everyday adventures and an open conversation about the birds in your back yard and beyond. Continue reading

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Pizza, pizza, everywhere

Remember 2009, when it felt as if the Twin Cities was being inundated by burger chains? It seemed as if a diner couldn’t turn a corner without running into a Smashburger or a Five Guys. In 2014, it’s the pizzamakers who appear to have all landed, en ma… Continue reading

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Allen Prosch

Allen Richard Prosch, 73, of Nicollet, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at his son’s home in Rockford after a hard fought battle with cancer. Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-NORTH CHAPEL in New… Continue reading

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State Fair Mini Donuts expands to Australia

State Fair Mini Donuts has been expanding its reach throughout Australia since early summer: Here the donuts make their debut at HOYTS cinema in Blacktown, a city about 20 miles west of Sydney. A Minnesota favorite has gone down under: State Fair Mini … Continue reading

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UMN regent David Larson, retired Cargill executive, dies

David M. Larson was a retired Cargill executive living in Wayzata. A regent since 2005, he died Saturday at age 70. Regents Chair Richard Beeson called Larson “a passionate advocate for students, a strong proponent of efforts to increase employee engag… Continue reading

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Minnetonka-Based Digital River Sold

Motorists traveling on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park, Golden Valley and Edina will encounter a detour on both directions of Highway 100. Craig Spencer rode the subway Wednesday, but officials say the risk of contracting Ebola is “close to nil” for thos… Continue reading

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Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo, Craig Beal, owner of Travel Beyond, poses with books on Africa at his travel agency in Wayzata, Minn. Fear about the Ebola virus spreading is hurting businesses like Beal’s. Continue reading

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Hydrotherapy Healing in Minnesota

Natural hot springs and mineral pools in the western and southern United States can feel like oddly tranquil water parks: There are no screaming children, just mud-caked adults wandering dreamily from pool to pool, clad in plush, terry-cloth robes inst… Continue reading

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West school briefs: Young Scientist to launch fall series

All presentations are held at Wayzata Central Middle School, 305 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth , beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a teen roundtable discussion for students in grades 6-12 who would like to discuss the topic in more depth with the speaker. No… Continue reading

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Democratic Visions videos – Republican targets

Representatives Yvonne Selcer and Ron Erhardt and community organizer Joan Howe-Pullis face stiff right wing opponents in the trending-blue southwest suburbs. Three DFL endorsed candidates in three politically purple southwest suburbs define their posi… Continue reading

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