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James J. Hill’s house is something worth seeing

James J Hill was born in Canada in 1838. After working in the shipping business in St. Paul on the Mississippi River for 20 years, he, along with some other investors, was able to purchase the almost bankrupt St Paul and […]

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James J. Hill’s house is something worth seeing

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James J Hill was born in Canada in 1838. After working in the shipping business in St. Paul on the Mississippi River for 20 years, he, along with some other investors, was able to purchase the almost bankrupt St Paul and […]

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Angels in Berlin

Last week I went to see the German film Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders. The film is set in Berlin in 1987, and is mostly in black

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Road Trip to the North Woods

My son and I recently took a trip to Stout's Island in Northern Wisconsin. Along the way we stopped briefly at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota which

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Cars, Cars, Cars – Back to the 50s

The 42nd Annual Back to the 50's car show sponsored by the Minnesota Street Rod Association took place this past weekend at the State Fair Grounds in St Paul,

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Colorado marijuana store is not quite the Amsterdam experience

On a recent trip to Colorado my to-do list included visiting a marijuana store. How could I go to Colorado and not be a complete tourist? I had been to

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From Dushanbe to Boulder

I recently spent some time in Boulder, Colorado with an old friend. On Saturday morning we worked our way through the Farmer’s Market tasting all the samples we could

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Orlando Eye: Amazing feat of engineering

I recently returned from a few days of fun, sun, boating, and playing in Orlando, Florida. My friend, Leo, lives on the Butler Chain of Lakes and we spent

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Love and Mercy: Brian Wilson Story

I went to see a screening of Love and Mercy with my brother and sister-in-law at the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis. For the next two days my sister-in-law

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Bill Murray and the Saints: Let’s play ball

In the summer of 1978, Bill Murray played baseball for the Greys Harbor Loggers in Washington State. It was a dream of his. He didn’t get to play the

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Habsburgs travel to America

The Habsburgs ruled much of Europe from the 11th to the 20th centuries. They originally built their castle in Switzerland but after seven generations they moved to Austria. The

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