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Road trip around Lake Pepin

Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake and is the largest lake on the Mississippi River. On the west is Minnesota and 1.7 miles across it is Wisconsin. It covers 29,295 acres and is 21 miles long. Its main claim […]

Road trip around Lake Pepin

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Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake and is the largest lake on the Mississippi River. On the west is Minnesota and 1.7 miles across it is Wisconsin. It covers 29,295 acres and is 21 miles long. Its main claim […]

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Philando Castile: High anxiety in the North Woods

Investigators process the scene of where a St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in Minnesota, on July 6, 2016.  I am a US citizen but I

Twin Cities theater offers great variety

The Orpheum Theater opened in downtown Minneapolis in 1921. It was designed after the Beaux Arts style and seats about 2,500 people. The first performers included the Marx Brothers,

Morris: From Indian school to university

Last weekend I drove up to Morris, Minnesota, population 5,000, which is about a three hour drive north of the Twin Cities. On the way we stopped in Glenwood for

Malibu getaway: Five days in paradise

Two years ago five friends and I rented a villa on Lake Como in Italy. We had all been to a reunion at our boarding school in Switzerland and were

Sweden in Minneapolis

Six major Swedish-American museums and institutions are in the United States, according to the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis is number

Minnesota Caucus newbie

On Super Tuesday I was going to go to a Minnesota Wild hockey game. I had a box seat. My son texted me and asked me if I was going

Dating games

Back in the dark ages before the Internet there was a column at the back of some newspapers titled “personals." This was where people could take out ads selling themselves

Chicago in winter

Last time we were in Chicago we stopped by the Palmer House just to have a look. This time we stayed there. The hotel was built as a gift from businessman

Moscow: The first time

The Soviet Union came to an end in August of 1991 with a Coup d’Etat in Moscow. My husband, Nicholas, was working there at the time as a freelance

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