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Catherine Preus

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Weston Noble, conductor and longtime teacher at Luther College.

Weston Noble, giant of American choral music, dies at 94

With a gentle voice and an incisive ear, conductor Weston Noble taught countless young people the joy of making music. The revered choral director and…
Chad Koosman of Willmar waded through the water Thursday to get an idea of how deep it was in the parking lot behind one of his apartment properties.

Do we live in the tropics? This was an unusually wet summer

The Twin Cities got twice as much rain as usual in August, but southern Minnesota was the hardest hit by precipitation this year.
Walter Hampton of St. Paul played a piano outside the IDS Center earlier this month.

For one month, Minneapolis pianos drew out our thirst for making music

An amateur pianist was determined to play all 25 of the downtown Pianos on Parade, and she was delighted by her encounters.
Ponderosa pine of New Mexico's Gila National Forest frames a rising full moon.

The longest day and the strawberry moon get together today

It's the first time in nearly 70 years that the two astronomical events happen on the same day.
With one of the wonders of the world behind them, 6-year-old Ellis Wangerin, front, and Theron Wangerin, 10, checked out the pools and fountains of th

Seeing India through childrens' eyes

During a three-week trip to India, children slow down the pace and open paths to ordinary people.
Even when the population of Bayfield plummets in the winter, Apostle Islands Booksellers has a loyal following.

Midwest Traveler: Your guide to a bookstore roadtrip

From Chicago to Stillwater to Iowa City to Bayfield, Wis., independent bookstores give the traveler a taste of the place and a welcome respite from the highway.
Brian Zar�te, a member of Alliance Francaise, spent a moment in silence during a gathering at the the Twin Cities chapter of Alliance Francaise, Thu

Alliance Française Mpls. event affirms free-speech rights

Solidarité et liberté. These pillars of a free society were the themes at a gathering at the Alliance Française in downtown Minneapolis to honor the…

Minneapolis City Council passes ban on polystyrene packaging

To-go containers must be easily recyclable, ordinance says.
Nolen Joseph May-Schmitz

BCA issues crime alert after mother flees with son during visitation

The Belle Plaine Police Department issued a crime alert Saturday night seeking the public’s help in finding a mother and her son. According to the…
Kids hit the cross-country ski trails at Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat near Danbury, Wis., which also rents ski equipment.

Midwest Traveler: Family fun in Danbury, Wis.

Lakes surrounded by cabins, pine and oak adorn the corner of the map near Danbury, Wis., a draw for cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, anglers and cabin owners who like to split wood.
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