Two weeks ago, I traveled with my father to Springfield, Ill., to see where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived before they moved to the White House after the 1860 presidential election.
I spend a lot of my free time reading books, thinking about books or finding what to add to my library queue. So when I heard that a selection from the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s 2013 Rock the Book, an optional summer reading program, had struck a nerve with some parents, I had to see what the fuss was about.
Drivers in Minnesota are beginning to see a traffic control mechanism that has been common in other parts of the world for decades – the roundabout.
Last weekend I had the privilege of catching the Coon Rapids Homecoming football game and while the end result was abysmal for Coon Rapids fans (41-14 loss to Blaine), the mood inside the stadium was 180 degrees different.
Twenty-four years ago, school bells rang on an early September day, signaling the opening of yet another school year at the historic old Franklin Elementary School in Anoka. On that day, my then-six year-old daughter entered the realm of higher education, an upperclassman, one of the big kids on campus. She was a first-grader, no [...]
I probably got your attention with that headline.
In terms of distance, I have a pretty short commute to work. That was a top priority for me when first moved to the Twin Cities and was job hunting.