For members of the Southern Minnesota Poets Society in Mankato, poetry is an opportunity to take personal, authentic, even daily and seemingly mundane experiences and turn them into something vivid and profound.
Q. I keep reading about branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in my fitness magazine. Are they really worth the hype? Or are they geared more towards those competing in body building?
How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams, oaks, sycamores and other trees at the end of summer.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there's a problem: the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon, her team says.
MADRID (AP) — Holding the red cape outstretched, one boy practices making an elegant swivel as his fellow pupil slowly sweeps past with a pair of bull horns held in front.
Joel Iverson could look at a traditional painting — an idea brought to fruition from the hand of an artist onto a canvas — and never felt confident enough to re-create something similar.
Kids or grandkids looking for new things to do? How about you? Winter is a great time to keep your fingers in the dirt with some plant propagation.
Q. I’ve been really focusing on walking every day and sleeping for 7-8 hours every night. I’m ready to boost my nutrition and want to focus on immunity first. What are your suggestions?
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is home to a variety of snakes — from the venomous king cobra to larger species such as the Burmese python. Whenever one of these reptiles is spotted slithering into a home or coming alarmingly close to a residential area, Ken Lee is among the snake catchers called…
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has poured cold water all over the tradition of gathering en masse to ring in the new year by taking an icy plunge, but organizers are going with the floe.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The organizers of an indoor music festival in Barcelona to test the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening said Wednesday that preliminary results indicate there was zero transmission inside the venue.
Our oldest son turned 30 this month, a fact that seems highly improbable to me since I am still permanently 12 in my head. How can that chunky little baby we brought home from the hospital just a few months ago now be entering his third decade?
We all have that one thing we struggle with growing, well maybe more than one. Besides the failure of blueberries, there is the struggle of grapes!
It is impossible to ignore how unique and historic this year has been. The global COVID-19 pandemic altered our lives in many ways. One thing that hasn't changed is the role I play at The Free Press to visually document the history that surrounds us every day. These are some of my favorite i…
Pine cones are so simple, but yet, loved so much especially this time of year. What are they exactly? How about a woody structure that protects the seeds of the pine tree!
Q. With our holiday plans changing from previous years, my family would like to try a new food tradition. We’ve always seen crab legs in the seafood department, but haven’t ever tried to make them at home. Do you have any tips or tricks?
Chris Crowell proposed to his wife, Kristin Fisher, in front of Mankato’s historic courthouse in 2016. It was clear early on in their relationship that they both had a passion for architecture and historic buildings.
Welcome to Round Two of staying home, aka The Introvert’s Dream Come True, Second Installment. I’m thinking this time around we’ll all be a little better prepared and hopefully much more realistic about what we might accomplish as well as what most likely is not going to happen.
Deep in my heart I truly believe pizza is the perfect dish. Think about it. You have all food groups potentially represented, and to date I have yet to speak with someone who doesn’t like some form of pizza.
75, died 1-13-2021 at home. Funeral Mass 3pm, Wednesday, 1-20-2021 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. Burial at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Celebration of life will follow at Kasota Community Center. www.mankatomortuary.com
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