GRANITE FALLS, MINN. - He moved slowly, awkwardly, down the hall of his simple ranch home, pushing a walker as his wife of 42 years watched anxiously. His brain, sharp as ever, knew where he wanted to go. But his arms and legs were making the short trip difficult.
Updated: January 14, 2012, - 11:56 PM
It's just after 5 p.m. when Gary Eichten saunters into his favorite joint, Mancini's Char House on West 7th in St. Paul. Spiffed up for the interview in a sport coat and tie, Eichten sits down and orders a Grain Belt Premium.
Updated: January 11, 2012, - 09:10 AM
Suzanne Koepplinger sees a lot of battered women come through the door, only to watch them go back to the men who hurt them. It's frustrating and heartbreaking, but she gets it. After all, she's been there.
Updated: January 03, 2012, - 10:46 PM
On a day when people gather to celebrate new beginnings, they came together to grieve a death. In a neighborhood where we try to raise children, they came to bury one.
Updated: December 31, 2011, - 07:17 PM
Kathy McDonald, of Rush City, has provided one-third of the expenses for Safe Cab rides in a several-county area for the past half-dozen years.
Updated: December 27, 2011, - 06:31 PM
Of course it had to go down at Moose Country Whiskey and Food, for this is a quintessentially North Woods kind of scandal. And it had to be a high school buddy who lured Republican power broker Michael Brodkorb to the bar, "Your friendly neighborhood meeting place," and -- who knows -- kissed him on the cheek Judas-style before they let him have it.
Updated: December 20, 2011, - 07:56 PM
Tom Emmer thought he had a deal to teach at Hamline. And then the offer of a job as an adjunct "executive in residence" professor was withdrawn.
Updated: December 18, 2011, - 12:55 AM
Sunday afternoon was smack dab in the middle of the Christmas shopping season. The Minnesota Vikings were on television. Yet at Linden Hills Park, hundreds crowded an open house at the recreation center to read giant placards with such riveting headlines as: "Variances to Increase Portions of the 8-foot Setback."
Updated: December 13, 2011, - 09:45 PM
This will be a strange week for Tracy Ausen, a vivid reminder that life can be at once sad and wonderful.
Updated: December 12, 2011, - 09:18 PM