STAFF BLOG ADDICTED TO RUNNING Making miles
Over the weekend, my friends over at the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon capped about 16 months of planning for the inaugural race weekend. By all appearances, it turned out to be a pretty good event with be... Posted on 10/14/13 at 5:05 PM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Review: Vikings Week 2
It was a very up and down Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings but I didn't think their performance was as bad as some people thought. Here are my thoughts:
I did read people call their performance luc... Posted on 9/17/13 at 10:52 AM
THE NEW FORTY Dazed and confused...
Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor's house. This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 10:15 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY 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... Posted on 4/30/13 at 5:16 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II memorable mondays: the band chicago and the rising river
This weekend was slated to be a quiet one. With the soccer season delayed, it looked to be a weekend of singing for a funeral and Mass and maybe cleaning out the van (still on the list).
Then Friday ... Posted on 4/28/13 at 11:02 PM
A Chicago Transit Authority train collided with a standing train at a station in a western suburb of Chicago during Monday morning's rush hour, leaving at least 33 people injured, according to an official with the CTA.
You may be familiar with Thundar, the North Dakota State Bison mascot. Meet Flugdar, a flying-bison aircraft. Or, perhaps more accurately, architects/crew members hope Flugdar will “fly,” if only for a few seconds.
Chicago police are searching for suspected gang members who opened fire with an assault weapon at a park late on Thursday, wounding 13 people including a 3-year-old boy, in an attack that highlighted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's struggle to stem street crime.
The celebrated 1980s alt-rockers say they'll play at Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver. Exact dates haven't been announced, but Riot Fest runs Aug. 24-25 in Toronto, Sept. 13-15 in Chicago and Sept. 21-22 in Denver.
Chicago police say two gang members charged in the death of a 15-year-old honor student mistook her and her friends for members of a rival gang and attacked the group in retaliation for a shooting that injured one of them over the summer.
Emulating New York and California, two deep blue states with mammoth unfunded pension liabilities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has hectored a $5 billion pension fund into divesting its holdings in companies that manufacture firearms. Now he is urging two large banks to deny financing to such companies “that profit from gun violence.”
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., a once rising political star who has been on a mysterious medical leave for months for treatment of bipolar disorder, has resigned from Congress, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
Henry C. Jackson and Sophia Tareen
, November 21, 2012
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