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Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Every Hand Joined helps the school year start with a spark
DNR asks hunters to pass on radio-collared research bears
Trump last to make state ballot
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
crime and courts
The Week Ahead: Cross-country, volleyball ready in Red Wing
Cross-Country: Wingers' squads look to reload
Volleyball: Young Wingers look to build on last year's success
Girls Tennis: Red Wing fights off Lake City for win
Volleyball: Randolph stands together in SEC win
Vikings honor Russ Marshall
Goodhue County farmers at last can call Princess Kay of the Milky Way their own
Helmets prevent severe head injuries
Chamber Golf Tourney gets a rock n' roll beat
Goodhue native crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way
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The Lending Connection, Inc. vfs Sermania
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
James A. Weber, 79
Mary C. Lewis, 75
Donna M. Johnson, 83
Mary Lee Wahlin, 84
Young citizens use contest to express views
Editorial: States taxes bubbling up
Commentary: Taxpayers funded lifesaving drug and guess what happened next
Letter: Kiwanis makes trademark baskets bloom
Editorial: State frozen in political dysfunction
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September 1, 2012
Start your day with a good (and fun) breakfast
The fresh fragrance of fall has greeted my nose as my golden retriever, Gracie, and I have been out for our brisk morning walks together. It's...
September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
This dish really stacks up
For Midwesterners who love to eat food fresh from the garden, this is the best time of year. Local gardens are teaming with bright heavy tomatoes,...
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
Feed your inner child with Layered Ice Cream Crunch Cake
Last summer when I was spending time with my young granddaughter, the ice cream truck rolled down the street. We could hear the lilting, clearly...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Pakora: India's version of onion rings
When my husband and I travel, we find our stops seem to be all about food. One of our favorite activities when we get out of town is exploring...
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 4, 2012
That's some stinkin' good garlic sauce
I've been to wine tasting parties, cheese tastings and olive oil tastings, but a garlic tasting party? Never. When veteran gardener Carol Schmidt...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
New twist on an old favorite: Marinated Asian Cucumber Salad
Fresh long, seedless cucumbers are showing up at the farmers market and some grocery stores that carry produce from local growers. I buy cucumbers...
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Super simple supper: Summer-Fresh Bowtie Pasta
Hot summer weekend afternoons are meant for lounging with friends on a pontoon boat floating down the Mississippi River. Preferably with a cooler...
July 18, 2012 - 10:30am
July 14, 2012
Cherishing cherry memories with Quick Cherry Turnovers
As soon as I see shiny dark red cherries in the grocery store, my mind floods with memories of summer days spent with my grandparents on their...
July 14, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
It's love at first (or second) bite with some food
Sometimes it takes baby steps, or baby tastes, before we realize we actually like a certain type of food. For some, it might have been a first...
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2012
We all scream faux ice cream
I had my eye on an old ice cream maker at an antique shop a couple of weeks ago. I found it when I was crouching on the floor digging through...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
How about salad in a jar?
It's time to pull those boxes of old canning jars out of storage. I'm suggesting this not just because it is the season for pickling asparagus,...
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
June 16, 2012
Early strawberry season means it's time for cake
I headed straight to my recipe file when I heard a recent news report that Minnesota strawberries are ripening earlier this year. Growers are...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
June 9, 2012
Slow down, peel away, enjoy Simmered Artichokes
Eating an artichoke for the first time is an experience one remembers forever. Years ago, maybe 15 or so, my friend Cathy taught me how to eat...
June 9, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2012
Confetti Bean Salad can feed a crowd
As I used a wooden spoon to mix up a big bowl full of bright-colored ingredients for bean salad, I thought of what my mom would say if she was...
June 2, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2012
Spoonriver Cookbook's Rhubarb Cake: Example of love in the kitchen
When you're on the phone with Brenda Langton, owner of Spoonriver restaurant in Minneapolis, you can hear the smile in her voice; you can sense...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am