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Democrats leave session with issues they still want to do
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the s...
5/22/13 at 1:01 PM Legislative notebook: Voters to decide if council should set lawmaker pay 5/22/13 at 12:57 PM
Capitol, floods, veterans, disaster bills end 2013 legislative session 5/21/13 at 1:16 AM
Twins Starters Putting the Pressure On
In 2010, the inaugural season at Target Field, Carl Pavano started 32 games for the AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins. Pavano went 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA, including a league-leading 7 complete games....
5/21/13 at 4:47 PM Living Below the Mendoza Line 5/20/13 at 12:07 PM
Laying in the Weeds 5/14/13 at 12:35 PM
Birthdays and spinnerbaits
Imagine a future with more birthdays a future without cancer. It never hurts to dream big! The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ...
5/21/13 at 4:07 PM A (grand) mother’s love 5/9/13 at 10:05 PM
I fought the tree and the tree won 4/29/13 at 7:09 PM
School Bus Stories, Part 1
Cool, I thought to myself as I stepped onto the bus one morning, 10ish years old, hair in pigtails, my Charlie Brown lunchbox clutched in my hands. An empty seat. I sat down, scooted to the wind...
5/21/13 at 6:34 AM Mount Saint Helens Exploded 33 Years Ago This Week - My Dad was There the Next Day - Here are Some of His Photos 5/14/13 at 6:14 AM
CRUNCH 5/7/13 at 6:34 AM
Newsflyer 21 May, 2013
Tornado destroys large bridge in Oklahoma, Bridge lost to flooding in Indiana, Future of Kentucky Bridge in question The month of May was supposed to bring ...
5/21/13 at 5:07 AM Mystery Bridge Nr. 24: The Red Rock Bridges 5/16/13 at 5:53 AM
Newsflyer: 15 May 2013 5/15/13 at 3:48 AM
Live Blogging - Last 36 Hours of 2013 Session
10:00 pm - DISASTER RELIEF BILL GOING TO GOVERNOR The Senate has taken up the revised disaster relief bill and Senator Weber has ushered it to passage. The next stop is the Governor for signature. -...
5/19/13 at 2:08 PM 2013 Session Begins 1/9/13 at 10:16 AM
REP. SCHOMACKER ELECTED ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADER OF HOUSE GOP CAUCUS 12/18/12 at 9:25 AM
Health care's new paternalism?
Is the patient's blood pressure at 120 over 80 or below and controlled with one or more medications if necessary? Check. Normal body mass index? Check. Recommended screenings carried out according t...
5/17/13 at 11:33 AM Change fatigue in health care 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
Moving in with the adult children 5/6/13 at 2:49 PM
A beautiful day to graduate
To hear my kids deride TV shows targeted at preschoolers these days, you'd think they'd never been preschoolers themselves. But there was a time in their lives, whether they believe it or not, when B...
5/16/13 at 3:30 PM Outside the comfort zone 5/6/13 at 4:05 PM
Trees of our lives 4/23/13 at 4:09 PM
Time for golf
I thought the day would never come. But Thursday, it will finally be time to tee it up for another season. Thanks to Mother Nature, it took long enough. But I hope it's worth the wait. Thursday wil...
5/14/13 at 5:26 PM Quite the project 5/2/13 at 5:29 PM
If you had a choice, which would you choose? 4/30/13 at 4:47 PM
I Remember Mama —and Grandmama
Mothers Day is kind of a strange observance for me. Since Im not a mother myself and DotMom has been gone now for seven years, I only need make sure we have a card for marvelous mom-in-law Ella. But D...
5/13/13 at 3:58 PM The full emotional spectrum 4/18/13 at 11:18 AM
An asparagus anniversary 4/5/13 at 12:56 PM
Grilled Margherita Pizza
One of my favorite things about spring is getting the grill out and cooking in the backyard. My husband and I are partial to grilling with charcoal (yes, it takes more patience, but in the end is wort...
5/13/13 at 12:42 PM Food Safety in a Power Outage 4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
Ask the Dietitian: Is it better to eat natural forms of sugar instead of refined white sugar? 3/19/13 at 2:19 PM
Forum wins big in 2013 North Dakota Newspaper Association contest; other FCC papers have good showings too
FARGO, N.D. Five Forum Communications Co. papers won more than 270 awards during the North Dakota Newspaper Associations 2013 convention held recently in Rapid City, S.D. Papers received recognition ...
5/10/13 at 3:10 PM Daily Republic receives top award in 2013 SDNA newspaper contest 5/10/13 at 8:35 AM
2012 Forum Forward class graduates during ceremony in Fargo 5/9/13 at 3:17 PM
Keeping up with the light
First thought: Oh, great, dancing. Second thought: Oh, great, a dark auditorium. Assigned to shoot practice runs for The Dance Academy's 17th annual spring dance, suffice it to say I didnt jump for j...
5/10/13 at 1:43 PM Olive in the Flesh 4/2/13 at 11:58 PM
Picturing the boom 3/21/13 at 2:00 AM
A year ago, I was far away from home. I was living in a little room in Managua with a tin roof and a hole in the wall large enough for stray cats to leave foot prints on my bed. As part of my job, I o...
5/8/13 at 12:01 PM A Minnesota Parable 4/25/13 at 9:23 AM
Too Close To Possible 4/2/13 at 1:53 PM
In The Strib!
The Sunday Star Tribune's Opinion section features my story on teaching in north Minneapolis public schools. With it comes a mix of difficulty, sadness, and hope. My hope is that you get something ou...
5/5/13 at 10:10 AM Apply To Go To Mars: A Look at the Applicants 4/30/13 at 8:03 AM
Is Addiction a Disease? 4/23/13 at 8:54 AM