AMY'S RANCH SLANT Women I Admire: #4 Amy Poehler, comedianne
Since I am drawn to good comedies, whats funny in movies, shows, and personalities, and am inspired by other peoples humor (especially comediennes), Amy Poehler is another woman I admire. I turn to di... Posted on 1/19/12 at 8:00 PM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Young swimmers report biting fish at Indiana lake
The good news is that the fish are really biting at Hardy Lake near Scottsburg in southern Indiana. The bad news is they're chomping the little kids swimming in the roped-off recreation area there. Wh... Posted on 6/4/10 at 2:48 AM
Area News -- Mary and John LaPrairie, of Woodbury, will be participating in a trip to Nepal with the organization Above + Beyond Cancer as supporters and caregivers for 17 cancer survivors who will be climbing mountains in the Himalayas.
Amber Kispert-Smith - Woodbury Bulletin
, September 23, 2012
The AMA National Grand Championship Hillclimb Returns to Bay City. The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday August 18-19 at N2105 Country Road EE, just three miles north of Bay City. And considering the large crowd the last hillclimb event, which was just a regional points event, drew, the club knows the scene for nationals will be even bigger.
Area News -- Forty years ago, Dick Hansen and a group of friends rode bicycles from La Crosse to Dallas, Tex. – going 1,500 miles in 15 days. This week, he’ll take a similar journey. Hansen and three other area residents - Jerry Meras, Kevin Gjersten and Rod Loran - will ride their bikes 2,000 miles over 21 days from Huntington Beach, Cal., back to Woodbury to raise money for Feed My Starving Children.
Patrick Johnson - South Washington County Bulletin
, August 12, 2012
Regional News -- Two bicyclists from Duluth are back home, after completing a 5,300-mile tour around the Great Lakes. 26-year-old Kris McNeal and 25-year-old Zach Chase became the first cyclists to complete the ride around the five lakes – including both Lake Michigan and Lake Superior in Wisconsin – in a single season.
Area News -- River Falls Mayor Don Richards, a YMCA member and board volunteer, said last week that recent board discussions, as well as ‘grapevine fodder,’ have included positive talk about the non-profit organization staying where it is and maybe, possibly -- working out a deal to occupy more space in its current location.
Area News -- When Tracy Yoder moved to Hastings with her husband a year and a half ago, she wanted to get involved and get to know other women in the community. Fitness was already a big part of her life, so naturally she started looking for some sort of local running club. Outside of a few store clubs aimed more at pushing fitness goals than getting to know people, however, she found nothing.
Katrina Styx - Hastings Star-Gazette
, February 19, 2012
The Midwest’s largest indoor motocross arena is hosting race number four of its ongoing race series open to kids from ages 4 to 18. Inside the 120,000-square-foot complex, it’s a family affair with kids of all sizes decked out in brightly colored racing gear from boots and motorcycle body armor to helmets that are a cross between Darth Vader and the hottest hockey goalie. Male and female gladiators alike must sign a waiver releasing management from any liability arising from injury before they can compete.
Tom Lindfors - New Richmond News
, February 19, 2012
Wisconsin Business -- A yacht maker in northeast Wisconsin has gotten bigger. KCS International of Oconto said today it acquired all the assets of the sport-boat maker Azure. KCS made the announcement at the Miami International Boat Show in Florida.
The late novelist Vladimir Nabokov grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, in a family of wealthy aristocrats and intellectuals. Nabokov took an early interest in his father’s butterfly collection that grew into a life-long passion for butterflies.
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