May 9, 2012
Big Man is worried about what to get me for Mother's Day. I don't like plants because with them comes yet one more thing to keep alive. Books are as essential to my life as food so there is a steady supply of those. And yet I kind of get a bit nauseous when I read or hear from other mom's that all they want from Mother's Day is to be with their family.
May 9, 2012
Big Man is worried about what to get me for Mother's Day. I don't like plants and books are as essential to my life as food so there is a steady supply of those. And yet I kind of get a bit nauseous when I read from other moms that all they want from Mother's Day is to be with their family.
I want to think they are lying.
I need a lot. Mostly, I want to be left alone to write and take a walk. I would then find a few girlfriends and a bottle of...
April 12, 2012
Carrie Brouse, a college professor at Winona State University, had a house full of friends and family when she had an episode that ended in a diagnosis that would change her life.
March 30, 2012
The Teddy Bear Band will perform at the Summer Concert in the Park, sponsored by Winona National Bank, at the Lake Park Bandshell following the Steamboat Days Kiddie Parade. Starting at 11:00 a.m., Winona National will serve its famous $1 lunch, which includes a hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink. Lake View root beer floats will also be available at the concert for $1 each. All proceeds from food sales will benefit the Friends of...
February 28, 2012
Nepali culture radiated out of East Hall at Winona State University Saturday as the international Nepali club held its seventh annual Nepal Fusion.
Performances flooded the stage to educate audience members on Nepali culture- from a young girl dressed in a lime green dress elegantly dragging a beaded scarf behind her as she twirled to a native song, to a group of Nepali men tapping their feet, playing an electric bass, acoustic guitar and...
February 23, 2012
Choosing where to eat late at night in downtown Winona just got a little tougher.
Cha Chis Mexican Grill, which officially opened Dec. 9, 2011, will join Rubio’s Family Mexican Restaurant’s mobile concession truck as a popular, late-night stop for bar-goers and night owls with a hankering for Mexican food.
February 20, 2012
One of the major stories dominating headlines and newsfeeds for the past week has been the death of pop singer Whitney Houston. With all the publicity surrounding her death, we might be led to believe that Houston was a major artist or that her body of work is culturally significant. But that is simply not the case and her death, which occurred on the eve of this year’s Grammy ceremony, should be a reminder that much of what constitutes popular...
February 17, 2012
On Monday, Feb. 13, nearly 30 protesters rallied to block the entrance of Modern Transport Rail on Second Street shortly after 1 p.m.
There were no signs and no chants, only a line of people bundled in winter gear standing shoulder to shoulder spanning the width of the truck entrance. The demographically mismatched group was juxtaposed against the washed-out backdrop of a hazy snowfall.
February 7, 2012
Fatima Said’s curly bleach-blond hair bobs along side her face as she holds up a large bag of potatoes. Wearing a clean, navy blue suit embellished with golden buttons, she offers the potatoes, naturally, without hesitation.