For a lot of people, the "fiscal cliff" is economic mumbo jumbo with a nebulous personal impact. But it will become very real and tangible Dec. 29 for as many as 10,000 Minnesotans and 2 million Americans who are currently getting extended unemployment compensation benefits.
Updated: November 13, 2012, - 08:36 PM
What do you get when you mix business, politics, free speech and a contentious social issue on Election Day, then throw in a little overreach by your friendly, local sheriff's department?
Updated: November 12, 2012, - 07:32 PM
One of the delights -- and banes -- of having your mug in the newspaper regularly is that people react to you differently than when you are just a byline. They say 'hey' at the supermarket and call you on the phone when they are angry, or depressed, or when they want attention or need help. They also send e-mails.
Updated: November 07, 2012, - 08:08 PM
In some ways, it's like every small-town newspaper. The current issue features a well-researched story on the issue of felons and voting, a piece on an ice cream social fundraiser and a sophisticated chart with the results of a mock presidential election.
Updated: November 03, 2012, - 06:57 PM
Jamie Malone holds court in the Sea Change kitchen with reserve, discipline and a mischievous sense of humor.
Updated: November 01, 2012, - 03:16 PM
Jamie Malone holds court in the Sea Change kitchen at the Guthrie.
Updated: November 01, 2012, - 12:08 PM
In the past few weeks, as election fever has escalated, there have been sporadic reports that lawn signs and billboards on the marriage amendment have been vandalized. Inevitably, each side has blamed the other for intolerance.
Updated: October 30, 2012, - 07:32 PM
What happens when the city's head of regulatory services resigns after only nine months on the job, with a complaint pending against him, and bags a mysterious $70,000 payout? The city claims that person, Gregory Stubbs, is not a "public official."
Updated: October 29, 2012, - 07:56 PM
They can both remember the warm Thanksgiving day, even though it's more than 20 years ago. Clo and Nia Wronski took a walk that day to Bay Point Park in Red Wing. Nia had met someone special, Helen LaFave, and knew she just had to tell her mother the truth.
Updated: October 24, 2012, - 11:47 AM