STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! The Weirdness That Is Gangnam Style
If you haven't heard of Gangnam Style by now, it's a silly Korean pop song that went spectacularly viral online and has since become tremendously popular.
Its music video on YouTube has more than a b... Posted on 1/8/13 at 3:27 PM
NDAD INSIGHT Oslo, Minn., site of Sandy Puttbrese benefit today
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, a benefit at the Oslo (Minn.) Community Center will provide a spaghetti feed, bake sale and silent auction, all toward helping Oslo American legion Auxiliary member and G... Posted on 11/18/12 at 11:01 AM
STAFF BLOG SUE DOEDEN'S ALL ABOUT FOOD Summer salad easy to tote to Independence Day picnics.
If you've been to a Twins baseball game at Target Field on a Sunday afternoon, you may have satisfied your hunger pangs with a refreshing healthful salad from the Roots for the Home Team Garden Goodie... Posted on 7/2/12 at 10:34 AM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Slavery? Still?
Pinch me, please, and remind me that we live in 2012. Remind me that slavery was abolished in most northern American states in 1783 after the American Revolution. Remind me that the Constitutions 13th... Posted on 5/16/12 at 8:35 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles Rehabilitated!
Some changes in the online column to make it appear more attractive to the readers.
In the past couple weeks, some of you have been seeing some road work done to the Bridgehunters Chronicles and it... Posted on 5/4/12 at 7:28 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many expect to worsen and hamper progress in the decades-long effort to safely decommission it.
Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer
, May 24, 2013
GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization officials said Thursday that their probe into the deadly new coronavirus that has now claimed 22 lives is being delayed because of a dispute over the ownership rights to a sample — a claim disputed by the researcher at the center of the issue.
Iraq’s wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria’s civil war next door.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An outspoken Tunisian feminist who scandalized the country by posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested and may be charged for conducting "provocative acts" at a religious center where police prevented hardline Islamists from holding their annual conference, the Interior Ministry said Monday.
Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press
, May 20, 2013
Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
By Barbara Surk, Associated Press
, May 18, 2013
BEIRUT (AP) — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — He was a Russian-speaking truck driver who came to Idaho in 2009 to join hundreds of other Uzbekistan refugees for whom the state has become a sanctuary from violence in their home country.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered Tuesday at the wreckage of a Bangladeshi garment factory building to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,127 people who died in the structure's collapse last month, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry.
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian rebels on Sunday released four Filipino U.N. peacekeepers they abducted last week in a dramatic incident that prompted warnings from the Philippines that the nation could pull out its contingent from the Golan Heights.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
, May 12, 2013
For 17 days, the seamstress lay trapped in a dark basement pocket beneath thousands of tons of wreckage as temperatures outside climbed into the mid-90s F. She rationed food and water. She banged a pipe to attract attention. She was fast losing hope of ever making it out alive.
VILLA TUNARI, Bolivia (AP) — Since taking office seven years ago, President Evo Morales has tried to persuade the world that he has no tolerance for cocaine and that Bolivia's thousands of acres of coca plants can be dedicated to such traditional uses as fighting fatigue as well as whipping up wholesome treats like sweet breads and coca puffed snacks.
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