Leisure & Lifestyle

Wed
20
Jul

Highlights of southeast South Dakota

In 1881, my great-grandfather, Henry Henkin, a merchant and a Russian Jew who spoke several languages, had to hide in a cart under a pile of straw with money sewn into his clothes to escape from violent anti-Jewish pogroms.

Wed
20
Jul

Highlights of southeast South Dakota

In 1881, my great-grandfather, Henry Henkin, a merchant and a Russian Jew who spoke several languages, had to hide in a cart under a pile of straw with money sewn into his clothes to escape from violent anti-Jewish pogroms.

Fri
15
Jul

Then and now in Mobile, Alabama

"The one requirement to be a soldier was to have two opposing teeth to hold a cartridge," re-enactor Joseph Everett said with a chuckle as he demonstrated how to fire the 12-pound howitzer used in the famous Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.

Fri
15
Jul

Then and now in Mobile, Alabama

"The one requirement to be a soldier was to have two opposing teeth to hold a cartridge," re-enactor Joseph Everett said with a chuckle as he demonstrated how to fire the 12-pound howitzer used in the famous Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.

Fri
08
Jul

Chicago: A city of neighborhoods

Chicago bills itself as the city of 77 neighborhoods, which were formed as waves of immigrants arrived seeking jobs after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Fri
08
Jul

Chicago: A city of neighborhoods

Chicago bills itself as the city of 77 neighborhoods, which were formed as waves of immigrants arrived seeking jobs after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Thu
30
Jun

Gangster's Paradise

Ah, to live in the era of the Tommy gun, where gangsters in three-piece suits robbed banks at will and stole all the women along the way with their bad-boy bravado.

In our present time, the Great Depression-period criminals of the 1930s are subjects of great film entertainment.

Thu
30
Jun

Gangster's Paradise

Ah, to live in the era of the Tommy gun, where gangsters in three-piece suits robbed banks at will and stole all the women along the way with their bad-boy bravado.

In our present time, the Great Depression-period criminals of the 1930s are subjects of great film entertainment.

Thu
30
Jun

An afternoon with Alabama alligators

The day after I returned from Alabama alligator country, I read about alligators in Woodbury and Kansas City, Mo. -- rubber and cement ones, that is.

Tue
28
Jun

Fun on the Fourth

Fireworks, food and family highlight this year's Fourth of July celebrations around the Twin Cities.

Be sure to grab everything you may need before heading to a local park, family get-together or large event to ensure a perfect Independence Day.

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