Feature Stories

Wed
05
Jun

The art of chicken keeping


Les Larson stands outside his chicken coop with one of his pigeons. Water, food, and climate control are all carefully monitored. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Ever wondered what it might be like to keep chickens in your backyard?
Oakdale resident Les Larson will be sharing his knowledge of raising poultry at the Oakdale Discovery Center June 8. Interested residents can head to the center to find out more about chicken keeping -- an activity that’s allowed in Oakdale with a permit.

Mon
27
May

Raise a pint to Grand Rapids’ lesser-known culture: HOPS


Founders Brewing Company serves a variety of its beers in this family-friendly (until 9 p.m.) tap room. (photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review)

I wonder if my grandparents are rolling over in their graves since their hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., was recently named “Beer City U.S.A.” and one of the “Top 10 Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers.”

Tue
14
May

Not quite the Roadshow 


Doug Jordahl of Lauderdale and his one-owner P.I.E. truck that Santa brought him in 1949. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Old stuff stirs up memories at Roseville Library

Thu
02
May

Bison, Badlands and ‘weird-looking buttes’


The setting sun puts a glow on the buttes and plains in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. (photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review)

After immersing ourselves in President Theodore Roosevelt’s early life at the Old Town Hall in Medora, a friend and I drove a few miles to the entrance of the 70,416-acre national park named after him in western North Dakota. Visitors there can enjoy miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, campsites, abundant wildlife and buttes, tablelands, valleys and unusual rock formations leftover from glaciers, wind and rain.

Wed
17
Apr

Human Rights Commission offers new opportunity for Senegalese native


YaYa Diatta, the new member of Maplewood Human Rights Commission, was sworn in by Karen Guilfoile before the commission meeting April 9. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Newly-appointed Human Rights Commissioner YaYa Diatta’s journey to where he is today started with a single piece of candy.

Wed
10
Apr

Crossing the River: From the war-torn jungles of Vietnam to the tranquil lakes of Minnesota


Moua, third from left in the top row, with his wife Mai Yia, second from right in the top row, and their extended family. (submitted photos)

T. Cher Moua’s recently published book, “Crossing the River (One Man’s Journey from Darkness to Light)” is more than just an incredible story of escaping a war - it’s a personal journey from which everyone can glean valuable insights.

Fri
05
Apr

'Rehab Addict' host Nicole Curtis transforms local house


This spring, viewers of “Rehab Addict” have been watching host Nicole Curtis restore this 1,264-square-foot house, which was built in 1889 on the East Side of St. Paul.

One East Side home full of memories gets brought back to life, soul intact

Fri
05
Apr

Q & A with Nicole Curtis of 'Rehab Addict'


Nicole Curtis (photo courtesy of DIY Network)

TV host talks about her latest project and popular show

Tue
02
Apr

Tapping our love of maple syrup


The tree-tap device is put into the tree when the day temperatures are starting to climb above 32 degrees and the nights are still below freezing. That’s when the boxelder tree sap starts to flow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Last week, the only thing I knew about pure maple syrup was that I liked it on pancakes, and that it somehow came from the sap of maple trees.
It’s hard to imagine how a liquid can come from a solid tree. Now, after reading the new book “Modern Maple” by Teresa Marrone of Minneapolis and attending a talk she gave at the Minnesota History Center, my knowledge of maple syrup has expanded a great deal.

Mon
25
Mar

Get fired up for dinner without the crowded oven


Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze

Looking to put a delicious twist on your Easter meal? Try cooking ham on the grill.  It’s easy to fire up your feast with this Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze recipe. Don’t have a grill?

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