THE PERIPHERY Minnesota Woman Hunts Lion, Many People Want Her Dead
November 21, 2013
The Internet continues to connect Earthlings in interesting ways. A woman shared an image similar to many she had shared in the past. This time, though, the picture caught the at... Posted on 11/21/13 at 9:28 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Impressed With China
So did my year in China have me looking back with appreciation for its history and spirit? Or were the pollution and big government detractors of my enjoyment?
Days before I left to go to China... Posted on 10/20/12 at 10:40 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Frugal Fanatic
Saving money and living green are so cool these days. So why isn't it cool when I do it?
Sometimes this frugality thing goes too far.
So says the Son and Heir, who is singularly unimpressed by the t... Posted on 2/9/12 at 4:39 PM
THE NEW FORTY Building the capacity to craft solutions...
Tonight was Parent-Teacher Conference night for the 7th grade at STEM - except it wasn't. The 7th grade team decided to try a new approach. They decided that this year theywould take key projects that... Posted on 11/3/11 at 8:55 PM
Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called on Norway's $800 billion oil fund, one of the biggest investors in the world, to spend more in the poorest countries, gaining the prime minister's support with his proposal.
Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after nearly three months in a hospital that became the focus of a global outpouring of concern, but authorities said the health of the former South African president remained critical and sometimes unstable.
Christopher Torchia and Rodney Muhmuza
, September 01, 2013
A dozen farmers and business owners from Africa are visiting farm equipment factories in the Midwest to study technology that might help them produce more soybeans and corn back home — while manufacturers in the U.S. are hoping the visit could lead to new opportunities in a market that is expected to grow in coming years.
Challenging African youth to seize a "moment of great promise," President Barack Obama declared Sunday that the future of the young and growing continent still rests in ailing South African leader Nelson Mandela's vision for equality and opportunity.
As Nelson Mandela lingers in a hospital, yet another remarkable moment is helping to seal his legacy: Millions of people around the world, united by respect and gratitude, are preparing for this beloved man to die.
Wallie Hardie's family has been farming successfully in the Red River Valley since his great grandfather settled here. His operation has done well growing corn, soybeans and grains, and now he wants to extend that success.
When Matt Greene grabbed the Stanley Cup, lifted it over his head and let out a big yell, his parents had no clue what was happening. Jim and Darcy Greene weren’t able to watch any of the Stanley Cup Finals as they were on a nearly four-week research trip in Benin — a small country in West Africa.
For what’s believed to be the first time in the history of an individual church denomination, a vow has been made to wipe out a devastating disease within a certain time period. The church body: United Methodist. The disease: malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The time period: three years.
Christened, “Imagine No Malaria,” this mission project has been wholeheartedly embraced by Thief River Falls United Methodist Church, which just last weekend exceeded $10,000 on its way to its total pledge of $20,000.
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