THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge Nr. 28: Unusual Swing Bridge in Virginia
Swing bridges have become a rare commodity on our roads today. Built using a center pier designed to turn the span at a 90 angle, most of them were built using mostly Howe, Lattice, Baltimore or eve... Posted on 9/17/13 at 7:58 AM
THE FARM BLEAT For the love of bridges ... Not!
I had a dream - or perhaps it was a nightmare - about bridges the other day. I dont know why they were on my mind, other than I recently heard a friend tell me of her experience crossing the Mackinac ... Posted on 11/19/12 at 11:16 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Did Sandy push the presidential elections back? I hope so.
There is a proverb that I want to start this column on: It is about disaster. When disaster strikes, people chip in to help. When politicians help, disaster strikes again. Therefore, people go first o... Posted on 10/30/12 at 7:23 PM
THE ATTIC Photos of Paul Wellstone in the Northland
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of the plane crash near Eveleth that took the life of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), his wife Sheila, and six others. Read the News Tribune's c... Posted on 10/24/12 at 5:01 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol has released video of a fatal shooting in Virginia, Minn., last month involving a trooper. Donnie Joe Lira, 66, was shot to death on June 12. Trooper Travis Pearson confronted Lira after Lira reportedly fired shots at the home where his estranged wife and her children were staying.
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Investigators say the Iron Range man fatally shot by a state trooper in an exchange of gunfire had been shooting into a home where his estranged wife and two young children were living.
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