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The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg...
10/28/13 at 9:58 AM Forum: Bridge photography and music 8/3/12 at 11:03 PM
Ambridge-Woodlawn Bridge to be rehabbed. A step in the right direction for preserving Pennsylvania's (remaining) historic bridges? 3/16/12 at 6:31 PM
What would you give up? (part 2)
Louis Braille was born on January 4th, 1809. He was the inventor of braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or who are visually impaired. As a child he was blinded in an ...
5/8/13 at 8:30 AM
Nine UND alumni compete for the Stanley Cup
The best time of the year for hockey fans begins tonight: the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The question on everyone's mind is quite obviously "Who will raise the Cup?" Will it be the President's Trophy-wi...
4/30/13 at 5:16 PM Perspectives on the proposed NHL realignment 3/1/13 at 7:31 PM
Porter gets one-way deal with Blues
Former UND captain Chris Porter has re-signed with the St. Louis Blues. Porter got a two-year, one-way deal, which means he's likely to stick in the NHL, because the Blues will have to pay him an NHL...
4/4/13 at 10:31 AM Porter re-signs with Blues 7/16/12 at 2:02 PM
Oshie's hit on Penner 5/2/12 at 11:44 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 12:00 AM
Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture
As a farm reporter with retired farmers for parents, were always interested in seeing agriculture in other parts of the country, and this trip to North Carolina offered several opportunities to learn ...
11/1/12 at 3:44 PM
The Week That Was
No two weeks are alike in the news business, that's for sure. This has been an interesting one. One of the best parts of the week for me was chatting on WDAZ News @5 with fashion designer Isaac Mizra...
9/28/12 at 3:10 PM What a Wonderful World 1/6/12 at 3:43 PM
Bamford to guest star on "Louie"
Duluth-raised comedian Maria Bamford will guest star on Thursday's episode of "Louie" at 9:30 p.m. on FX. The show titled "Daddy's Girlfriend" is a two-parter and it looks like Bamford lands in bed...
7/18/12 at 2:33 PM
Ride, Scenic St. Louis River Railroad
Have you ever rid en the Scenic St. Louis River Railroad? It was the first railroad in Duluth. It is 12 miles round trip and follows the scenic St. Louis River. The trip actually takes 1 1/2 hours. Th...
4/14/12 at 3:49 PM Wigs, Hair and More-St. Louis Park 10/11/10 at 6:44 AM
Legislative notebook: University attorneys say Sviggum has conflict.
The University of Minnesota released two legal opinions Wednesday that say former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest in being a regent while working for Minnesota Senate Republican...
2/29/12 at 10:17 PM
Minnesota's last party-line phone system
January 19, 1975 Sigrid Gellerstedt mans the Cotton telephone exchange switchboard at her home in January 1975. (News-Tribune file photo) Operator rings for last time News-Tribune Hello, Cotton Mis...
10/26/11 at 7:42 AM
I am amazed that a one hour stop en route to a meeting in Duluth at Jay Cooke State Park in northern Minnesota keeps generating thinks day after day. As I viewed the pictures in the slideshow again fr...
8/14/11 at 8:20 PM
Painting of axe and log rock
Jeanette Korpela (Carlton) created a painting of the axe and log rock (incised side) with an imagined background. The axe and log rock is close to the Scanlon park and ride, but the background is sort...
1/9/11 at 9:36 PM Sample rock (Scanlon park and ride) 11/16/10 at 8:09 PM
Bollards 10/12/10 at 8:14 PM
Muskie anglers descend on St. Louis River
If youre on the St. Louis River this weekend, you might notice more boat traffic than usual. The muskie hunters are coming to Duluth and Superior. The Professional Musky Tournament Trails fourth qua...
9/10/10 at 1:09 PM
The Great American trip - Baseball, beer and BBQ
I'm back from vacation. Well, not exactly, since my employer won't see me until next week. But I am back in Fargo-Moorhead. And I must say, I'm quite flattered someone in my last post actual...
4/28/10 at 3:06 PM