delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:10:45 +0000 Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:01:37 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now More than 3 million calls were made to America's 56 Poison Control Centers in 2012. You might think that [...]]]> A League of Her Own: Part of the team Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:54:15 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now It's in that moment you recognize that you are smiling. Not a fake, or posed-for-selfie-shot, but a sincere, broad, takes-over-your-face smile.
I love the moments that create these take-over-your-face grins. I was witness to such a moment on a recent Friday night during a hometown high school boys [...]]]>
Volunteers needed: next city anniversary planning meeting set for March 12 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:11:55 +0000 By Joshua Dixon Staff Writer Cooks’ Books: Possibilities for a special shower season Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:57:10 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate How to dazzle at a seasonal soiree — like a bridal or baby shower, spring tea party, picnic or potluck — when you have barely a second? Freeze these showstoppers ahead.
How to keep the children happily occupied at the kids' table? Let them draw on the paper tablecloth, eat in costumes or play with an interactive [...]]]>
After-Work Gourmet: Mini chefs can inspire big ideas Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:28:59 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Instead, make it a point to partake in the practice meals prepared by the budding kid cooks in your circle. As they learn, they're usually searching the Internet, cookbooks and family members' prized recipe boxes for examples that are simple, impressive and [...]]]> BACKWARD GLANCES — Snapped cable keeps phones ringing all night Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer Redwood County has new restorative justice coordinator Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor TROY'S COLUMN — Spread the word to use it correctly Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Troy Krause, Editor Lake Redwood playground to be replaced Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 By Joshua Dixon Staff Writer Lost in Suburbia: Hair of the dog that smelled bad Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now "No, sorry," she replied. "I have to take Tyra for a wash, cut and blowout."
If I hadn't known this person very well, I would have assumed she was talking about her daughter or mother.
But she was not.
She was talking about her dog.
I had forgotten that Tyra had a standing appointment at the poodle parlor every four weeks to get groomed. She had her own stylist who understood all the nuances of Tyra's coat, [...]]]>
Redwood Falls Public Library has 110 years of history Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor Dr. Elaine Heffner: The changed goal of parenting Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now A major change has been that of women's roles, which has changed both child-rearing [...]]]> Family Time: Tips for interpreting nutrition facts labels Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Take a trip to the grocery store and you'll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. Information printed on packages is helpful but it's often confusing and even a bit misleading.
While lists of ingredients and the nutrition facts panel are there to help shoppers choose foods to fit their nutritional needs, it's not always easy to interpret. Learning how to decode the jumble of numbers and [...]]]>
TROY'S COLUMN — Feeling welcome in the Lions' den Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Troy Krause, Editor Certified to babysit Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor Travel and Adventure: Un-Cruise Adventures takes passengers on voyage through history Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:38:08 +0000 Creators Syndicate
If sailing through U.S. history sounds appealing, check out the latest offering from Un-Cruise Adventures — weeklong voyages along the Columbia and Snake rivers. Un-Cruise, which is best known for trips to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico's Sea of Cortez, has inaugurated voyages based in Portland, Ore., that blend river sailings with stops for hiking, city exploring and museum-going. They are designed for travelers who want to explore and become engrossed in [...]]]>
Travel and Adventure: Why take a cruise? Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:29:32 +0000 Creators Syndicate
I love cruises. I have cruised the Arctic Circle, the Australian Gold Coast, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean and even crossed the Atlantic twice. My shortest cruise was five days (Greek Isles), the longest 27 nights — a Celebrity cruise from San Diego through the Panama Canal that ended in England.
And I have friends who would love to cruise if only they could talk their spouses into it. Some reluctant ones think they'd be bored floating on [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Real moments are not scripted Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:29:27 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now I was excited to watch Gracie Gold try for a medal in figure skating and interested to see how my fellow New Hampshirite, skier Bode Miller, would fare at his fifth Olympic games.
This year, however, complications with my appendix had me in the hospital during the Olympics. I'm embarrassed to say it, but I pretty much slept through the entire games.
While I enjoyed what little action I did see, I was less than impressed with some of [...]]]>
BACKWARD GLANCES — Iowa pilot visits Redwood for the fishing Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Joshua Dixon, Staff Writer RVHS proposing changes for 2014-15 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor