It took a life-threatening stroke for Jim Baker, 64, of Edina, to fulfill his dream of building a wooden boat. With the encouragement of his family, and the help of his caregiver Greg Schaffner, he built the small-kit boat. Baker and Schaffner recently launched the boat in Lake Harriet on its maiden voyage. More than 30 friends and family were there to witness the launch.
Updated: August 24, 2010, - 10:08 AM
Curtina Wilson is only 9, a little young to be a soldier.
Updated: August 17, 2010, - 12:15 PM
Curtina Wilson, 9, has a hero in her dad K.G. Wilson. Together, they often visit city homicide sites to honor the dead and remind those passing of deaths too soon, like the one on July 28 near Lake St. and 5th Ave. S. The day after, Curtina and K.G. were there with signs for Minneapolis' 31st homicide victim. He turned out to be Carl Antoine Miller, 47. "She's a brave little girl," K.G., says.
Updated: August 17, 2010, - 09:56 AM
Dolores Braun raised 10 children and worked the family farm outside Eden Valley, Minn., so she's no stranger to hard work.
Updated: August 03, 2010, - 08:43 AM
Dolores Braun raised 10 children and worked the family farm outside Eden Valley, so she’s no stranger to hard work. When she learned that complications from diabetes would cause her to lose her left leg below the knee, she told doctors, “Go for it.” Now she’s working hard again to get used to her prosthetic leg. “That’s my goal, to walk without anything,” she said.
Updated: July 20, 2010, - 08:29 AM
Sage Holben shows movies most weekends on the porch of the Victorian she rents in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. We caught up with her one Friday night last year and found a diverse group of neighbors enjoying an excuse to get together for an evening.
Updated: July 09, 2010, - 01:42 PM
This past week, the Minneapolis Mayhem hosted the 2010 Bingham Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The gay world rugby championship drew teams from Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia; England, Scandinavia and across the United States.
Updated: June 29, 2010, - 01:04 PM
Born as a rugby club barely six years ago, the Minneapolis Mayhem brought the world gay rugby championship to the Twin Cities by hosting the Bingham Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Updated: June 29, 2010, - 09:46 AM
Celebrating the solstice
Updated: June 22, 2010, - 09:28 PM