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Hennepin Strip kingpin: Those were the days The buzz had been pretty incredible for a local book, so I waited and waited to be sent a review copy of “Augie’s Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and The King of the Hennepin Strip,” by Neal Karlen (Minnesota Historical Society Press, $24.95). It never came so for the first time in my career I had to check out a copy from the public library. Why was I so anxious to read the book?
Area residents are invited to join the first annual tractor caravan on Sunday, July 14, preceding this year’s county fair, July 17-21
By Ann M. Webb, Pierce County Fair Coordinator Do you dance, sing or play an instrument? If yes, the place to be is the Pierce County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 8. The Pierce County Fair Talent Show will be featured again on Thursday during the fair this year at 6 p.m. The fair is seeking amateur entertainers. All types of talent are encouraged, including vocal, instrumental, dramatic readings, skits and dance. We are welcoming residents from St.
BAY CITY—The Hiawatha Valley EAA Chapter 1518 will host its 37th annual Pancake Breakfast at the Red Wing Regional Airport near Bay City on Sunday, Aug. 4, serving from 8 a.m. until noon. The local pilots of the airport have been hosting this event each summer since 1977.
In Washington, with a Republican-controlled House and a Democrat president, there’s a lockdown. One political observer says the next four years will be one of “stasis” over budget priorities because neither the president nor the House of Representatives have the power to prevail. Thus, earlier this spring, $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester, took effect because Republicans and Democrats couldn’t compromise.
Technology has improved the ways people communicate and get information, but it’s also opened new possibilities for those who would take advantage of others. One such sinister opportunity involves a phone scam in which the caller claims to be from Microsoft, according to an alert to consumers by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (BBB).
TO THE EDITOR: This is a story I think really needs to be shared. It is also one I hope is a lesson for all young groups of students who...
TO THE EDITOR: As I grow older and find myself reminiscing, one of my fondest memories is visiting the public library with my grandma. We would pull open a drawer filled with cards, find a title, write down a bunch of numbers and letters, and then go on a hunt through the stacks of books to find our next adventure. I am amazed how much libraries have changed since my childhood visits to the library.
TO THE EDITOR: The year 1968 was not good for me. Spilled some blood. Saw and experienced stuff I wish I hadn’t. Lost some friends. Coming home wasn’t much better. Cursed, screamed and spit at. Never a word of thanks for our service. No heroes were we. I thought I had left Vietnam. As time marched further away from that year, I remembered things I thought I had forgotten. On Aug.
TO THE EDITOR: Our World War II vets are in their 80’s and 90’s. They fought and sacrificed in some of the worst battles the world has ever seen. These...